Dutch, Cody and I visited three markets before we left for Tioman. First we went to Chinatown and walked around Petaling Street. We took in the sights, looked through the stalls and hailed a taxi just before getting caught in the rain.
The following morning, my co-worker Peggy took us to a local market in Petaling Jaya. It was great, but not the best day to go because on Mondays, they have less booths at the market. On Monday’s the Chinese locals take a day of from slaughtering animals so lucky for me, there were no chickens or pigs laying on the tables at the market waiting to be purchased.
Then we headed into downtown KL and hit up The Central Market. This market is hard to spot with its bright baby blue paint job and is a must for anyone visiting KL. The market has been around in some form or another since 1888. The building was first built in the 1930’s and the Malaysian Heritage Society decided to preserve the building in the 70’s. It is a great place to shop around for some nice souvenirs and see some local Malaysian handicraft.