May 02 2012
Amcorp Mall started hosting its flea market in 1998, making it supposedly the first mall to start hosting flea markets in Malaysia. With the growing number of malls in the city, this one is largely deserted on weekdays; but don’t let that throw you off as shoppers are still drawn to stalls that set up shop here on the weekends. Arguably, they remain truest to the spirit of a flea market in the Klang Valley.
Unlike many of the bazaars cropping up, this market doesn’t sell new or chic products, but rather an array of interesting knick-knacks: dozens of stalls showcase antiques, old records, collectibles, second-hand items and arts and crafts. Most stalls are set up on the lower ground floor but every level is packed with tables hugging the sides to create space for shoppers to browse around. An average of around 300 tables are set up every Saturday and Sunday, from 10:00 to 18:00. While most visitors are cost conscious or seeking vintage items, there’s likely something appealing for everyone.
Prices here are far more affordable than other trendy bazaars in Kuala Lumpur, with many sold at around the 10 ringgit mark, and vendors open to bargaining. A number of cheap restaurants are located in and around the mall for shoppers to take a break and rest tired feet. It’s a budget haven, and crowds have increasingly flocked here.
For music lovers, a number of tables sell old and rare LPs in great condition. A number of stalls sell stone, ethnic and antique jewellery, as well as secondhand clothes. Pick up beaded accessories for 10 ringgit, while gem or stone rings are priced from around 100 ringgit. A couple of vendors sell jade items, with prices vary according to quality and grade. Young kids aren’t left out either with toys, children’s books and miniature cars sold by several hawkers. While Amcorp Mall isn’t the trendiest place to shop in, it makes for an inexpensive outing for everyone.
The mall is easily accessible by public transport; the best way to get here is by LRT heading towards Kelana Jaya. Take the Taman Jaya exit to bring you directly in front of the mall.
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