Petaling Street, Malaysia

Petaling Street is the Chinatown of Malaysia. It is not only a place to get deals on a variety of items but it is also the main tourist attraction of Kuala Lumpur.

At Petaling Street, you can find all sorts of hawker stuff even during daytime. Nevertheless, the crowd and the Malaysian weather will definitely have you soaking in your own sweat. Make sure you wear something light and comfortable but if you feel thirsty you could easily find a variety of stalls selling refreshing cool drinks throughout Chinatown.

The Petaling Street arch
Me in front of the hawker stalls

However, many say that the best time to visit Petaling Street is during night time. The area is not open to traffic which means that you do not have to worry about cars especially motorcycles whizzing past you. Unfortunately what Petaling Street is famous for is not what Malaysia wants to be famous for – the selling of imitation goods. Here you will be able to find a wide range of items such as imitated wallets, t-shirts, shoes, and other sorts of pirated stuff. Hmm, not good… >.<

My little sister :)

There are a few tutoring centers in Petaling Street and those were the places I went to few times a week back in my high school time. I could still remember my friends and I rushed to Petaling Street right after classes, went into the tutoring centers, left our bags there, and then stormed out to take a quick lunch at Petaling Street right before classes start again. Sometimes we had just tou fu fa (bean curd), sometimes we had heavier meals like claypot lou shu fan (some kind of noodles), hakka noodles, asam laksa, fish porridge, and all kinds of other Malaysian food, just name it, and we’ve had it there. All the time, we always finished the meal with a glass (or a plastic bag….so typical Malaysian!) of soy bean, or the famous mata kucing (longan) drink! Ahh…all these good old memories.

So when my sister wanted to bring her friends to visit Petaling Street, I told them on the spot that I would be their driver for the day! I didn’t mind the burning hot weather. I just wanted to see the place again. :)

Buying mua chi
Local delicacies during the mid autumn festival
Eating, drinking, and walking

The typical “I was there” shot. :)

I was there, by Splitzer

The area is serviced by all means of public transport, so you do not have to worry about how to get there. There are buses going through that area or you can even take the LRT and get down at the Pasar Seni station, Petaling Street is located right next to the station. :)

Overexposed shot of the corner shop lot
Plants and signs

written by lihooi on 2011-12-11 in #world #locations #memories #petaling-street #malaysia #art #culture #art-and-culture #chinatown #xpro #chinese #lca #requested #asia #food-and-drink

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