Chinatown — otherwise known as Petaling Street (or Chee Cheong Kai by the locals) has always been a hit among tourists who are drawn to its historic past and striking oriental facade.
Here, you’ll find many old-timey shophouses selling local produce from various cultures, in addition to stalls and markets made up of Chinese, Indian, Malay, and Bangladeshi traders. Today, the street is a shopper’s heaven where almost everything you may imagine, from clothes to souvenirs to electronic items to fabrics, can be found.
One tip: Haggle, haggle, and haggle some more! Anything and everything may be discounted if you have a silver tongue or are persistent enough.
Petaling Street: Of Food, Bargain Hunting, And Coffee
Gourmet hunters won’t be left out either as Petaling Street is synonymous with budget dining. You’ll find many stalls, restaurants, and coffee shops that offer various delicious local cuisines like seafood, beef noodles, and so on.
Last but not least, for the caffeine addicts, Petaling Street is home to Merchant Lane — a highly photographic café that is within striking range of the uber crowded Petaling Street.