This 120-year-old Central Market is a cultural landmark and has now been classified as a heritage site in Kuala Lumpur. It focuses heavily on the artisan community of the city with a labyrinth of handicraft, souvenir stalls and Malaysian batik prints, all housed in a pretty art-deco style building. You are likely to find plenty of gifts here, all at reasonable prices.
All of the vendor’s stalls are distinctive by the product regions of origin, the aim is to give overseas customers an insight into different cultural creativity and trades from each individual area. For example, there is a Baba-Nyonya house selling Peranakan style furniture which originates from Malacca, and many Batik emporium houses which are traditional to areas of Malaysia.
You should check out the Borneo Pearls, Dodo Art and Craft, Fine Batik, House of Silver and the Antiques and collectibles zones if you wish to find something a little bit special or a gift.