Kuala Lumpur's Chinatown, which is based in Petaling Street, is also known as 'Chee Cheong Kai', which means 'Starch Factory Street';, homage to its roots as a tapioca producing suburb. Today, it is Kuala Lumpur's own Chinatown where you can find all things Chinese from herbs to dry goods and toys to clothes. The entire street is closed to traffic during the afternoons as traders set up stalls to peddle various merchandise, food and electronics.

The street is always a hive of activity as the traders know not the meaning of being tired, as they relentless pursue customers, shouting out prices as visitors pass by the stalls. Around the area, there are also traditional Chinese shops that sell medicine, herbs and roots. Do bear in mind that the area is frequently jammed, so taking a train from any LRT station is recommended. You disembark at the Pasar Seni station and walk on foot for a few minutes to reach Petaling Street, just round the corner.

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