Sunday, August 07, 2011

Built in 1888 by the British as a wet market, Central Market has undergone extensive refurbishments and it has become a landmark for Malaysian culture and heritage.

I can't remember the last time I went to Central Market. About one month ago, we visited Central Market and just to see how much things have changed over the years!


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One of the most obvious additions is the Kasturi Walk, located next to Central Market. They built a covered roof over the various kiosks that sell food and souvenirs over the sidewalk, and gave it a local touch with giant wau bulan structures located at both ends.


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#3 Food Stall


#4 Fruits Stall


#5 A stall offers sea coconuts.


#6 Sea Coconuts


#7 I had a large cup of the sea coconut water to quench my thirst. It was natural with great health benefits!


#8 Lezzetto ice-cream stall offers Turkish ice creams.


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#11 Indigenous Handicrafts


#12 Fashion Accessories


#13 Colorful Necklaces


#14 Fruit Fork Sets


#15 Within Central Market itself (fully air-conditioned), where tourists can purchase unique souvenirs and traditional handicrafts, it looks as though not much has changed.


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But Central Market has created a corner to display multi ethnicity and zoned the stalls based on the features of each race, with handicrafts from specific cultures organized into ‘streets’ such as Malay Street, Straits Chinese, Lorong India, Jonker Street and Blue Mansion.

The purpose of this new zone is to let the tourists have an insight of the cultural difference of the various races in Malaysia.


#17 Lorong India


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#25 Malaysian batik prints sewn into apparel, shoes, bags and home finishing.


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A visit to Central Market is definitely a worthwhile and an enriching experience. Tourists get to immerse themselves in the rich Malaysian culture, pick up souvenirs, and buy unique arts and crafts to bring home a bit of Malaysia!



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24 comments

Caroline Ng May Ling said... @ 8/8/11 9:28 AM

chop! :-D :-D

Caroline Ng May Ling said... @ 8/8/11 9:29 AM

morning dearie!! wakey wakey!! :-P :-P

Caroline Ng May Ling said... @ 8/8/11 9:30 AM

i havent been to central market at here! but it certainly look great from the pictures dearie! :* :*

Caroline Ng May Ling said... @ 8/8/11 9:32 AM

oh wow! looking at those booth selling souvenirs reminds me of KK! :) :)

LadyJava said... @ 8/8/11 2:15 PM

wah so colorful your post today Mon.. i love it!!! seems like forever since I've been to CM!

Mariuca said... @ 8/8/11 8:12 PM

:* :* :* :* :*

Mariuca said... @ 8/8/11 8:12 PM

Good morning Monica! Just finished cooking! :-D :-D

Mariuca said... @ 8/8/11 8:13 PM

I think it's been more than 10 years since I visited CM! =-O =-O =-X =-X

Mariuca said... @ 8/8/11 8:13 PM

Love ur first pic sweetie, it is ginomous!!! =-O =-O =-O =-O =-O =-O

Mariuca said... @ 8/8/11 8:13 PM

Gimme some sea coconut juice, thirsty-whirsty here! :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D

Mariuca said... @ 8/8/11 8:15 PM

Showed B your DSLR pics hehehehehe....

Mariuca said... @ 8/8/11 8:15 PM

I mean pics here taken using ur BAC!!! :-D :-D :-D :-D

kianfai87 said... @ 8/8/11 8:20 PM

this is so cool! Central Market change alot. I even forgot when I went there >:o

anyways thanks for sharing hehe, at least I know what is it inside.

foongpc said... @ 9/8/11 1:59 AM

Wow!! Going on a photo shooting rampage? LOL!!

foongpc said... @ 9/8/11 1:59 AM

So long never visit Central Market! Not to mention too lazy to go there haha!!

foongpc said... @ 9/8/11 2:01 AM

I want the mangosteens and the sea coconut! Great companions after eating durians! :)

Bluedreamer said... @ 9/8/11 5:07 AM

wow it's more like a bazaar to me..

Bluedreamer said... @ 9/8/11 5:09 AM

Sea Coconuts? That's my first time to see such fruit.. I thought it's mangustin hehe so how does it differ to a normal coconut?

Bluedreamer said... @ 9/8/11 5:11 AM

Love the lanterns... especially the Bell shaped... i think it's a perfect Christmas Decor

Bluedreamer said... @ 9/8/11 5:12 AM

this is such a huge place and I agree.. perfect place to shop for souvenirs.. I'm sure a lot of tourist hit this place huh
Have a great day Mon

gagay said... @ 9/8/11 3:16 PM

=-O =-O =-O =-O

gagay said... @ 9/8/11 3:48 PM

looking at the pictures, it ain't show a market..it's like a shopping mall.. =-O

gagay said... @ 9/8/11 3:48 PM

looking at the pictures, it ain't show a market..it's like a shopping mall.. =-O

gagay said... @ 9/8/11 5:23 PM

:* :* :* :*

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