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Central Market (also known as Pasar Seni) has been through a few personality changes over the years but today is one of the best spots in Kuala Lumpur for a heady bout of last-minute souvenir shopping.

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Established in 1888 by Yap Ah Loy (the third Kapitan China of Kuala Lumpur) the market began life as the city’s central and primary wet market and was known as Pasar Besar (big market). As it (and the surrounding city) grew, a more permanent building began to take shape and by the mid 1930s the art deco bones of what you see today were in place, designed by the architect RH Seed. Through the decades what was within the walls remained the same, and, when the wet market was relocated in the 1980s, the site fell under the beady eyes of ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 400 words.)


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