Photo: An apple a day.

Chow Kit Market

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Chow Kit Market is Kuala Lumpur’s largest wet market and while you can see small wet markets scattered across the city, if you want to see the real deal, head straight to Chow Kit.

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The covered market encompasses two main, and clearly delineated sections—the dry market, essentially fruit and vegetables—and the wet market, pretty much everything that used to draw a breath (over- or under-water). There’s also a typical clothes and “other stuff” market attached to it, but the wet and the dry are the main attraction to Chow Kit.

We have bananas too. Photo taken in or around Chow Kit Market, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia by Stuart McDonald.

We have bananas too. Photo: Stuart McDonald

In the dry section you’ll have everything from oranges, apples and persimmons, jackfruit and durian (when in season) and all manner of other oddly shaped and coloured vegetables and fruits. Not everything is local—we were told the grapes are from Australia for example. Don’t hesitate to ask to taste something you have no idea of—the vendor will carve a little off for ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 500 words.)

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