Petaling Street

Petaling Street featuring a city, street scenes and markets

Petaling Street

Visit this bustling and vibrant street where fake designer goods sit comfortably alongside steaming noodle stalls.

If architecture and culture have been ticked off, and bargain-hunting is next on your list, make your way to the iconic Petaling Street, the city’s popular pedestrian area. This bargain shopping mecca is a stone’s throw from Merdeka Square and is easily accessible on foot.

Petaling Street is a veritable explosion of colour and noise where tourists and shrewd locals collide. The stalls that flank the main thoroughfare are bulging with counterfeit merchandise, from bootleg DVDs and fake designer goods to imitation jewellery and more. It’s always a good idea to poke your nose behind the main stalls to see what other hidden gems lurk in the walkways and back alleys – you never know what treasures you might discover! Haggling is the order of the day here and any bargain hunter worth their salt has the perfect opportunity to put their skills into practice. In fact, it’s expected, so don’t be shy.

Once you’ve had your fill of verbal wrestling, take a moment to sit back and observe the chaos of the crowds as they jostle and sway in a human wave.

If there is one thing Petaling Street has in spades, it's dozens of restaurants and stalls selling delectable cuisine. Noodle lovers will be spoilt for choice with the range of tasty dishes on offer here. Head over to any of the hawkers to sample some of the local favourites which include laksa, a spicy noodle soup, and the flavoursome and tender hokkien mee.

Traditional Chinese food and Cantonese style chee cheong fun always get a thumbs up but, if you really want to treat yourself, wriggle through the crowd to Sze Ngan Chye, right in the middle of the street. This stall has been trading here for over fifty years and the succulent roasted duck is the best you're ever likely to taste.

The energy here is electric, infectious and somewhat exhausting so, if it all becomes too much, it’s good to know that Petaling Street is within easy reach of far calmer tourist attractions such as the Moorish Jamek Mosque and Sri Mahamariamman Temple.

Top 10 Hotels Near Petaling Street

Hotel Stripes Kuala Lumpur, Autograph Collection
Hotel Stripes Kuala Lumpur, Autograph Collection
5 out of 5
25 Jalan Kamunting, Kuala Lumpur, 50300
The price is S$73 per night from 23 May to 24 May
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4.6/5 Wonderful! (698 reviews)
"great hotel and room looks very trendy, big and clean. loved it"

Reviewed on 7 Mar,2022

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JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur
JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur
5 out of 5
183 Jalan Bukit Bintang, Wilayah Persekutuan, Kuala Lumpur, 55100
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is S$136 per night from 22 May to 23 May
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4.4/5 Excellent! (989 reviews)
"I had a wonderful experience at the JW hotel. Every staff member I encountered, from the valet to the check- in to the cleaning staff were delightful and helpful. However, I do expect higher standard of breakfast from a 5 star hotel."

Reviewed on 3 May,2022

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Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur
Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur
5 out of 5
Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur, 50088
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is S$160 per night from 22 May to 23 May
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4.7/5 Exceptional! (986 reviews)
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Reviewed on 4 May,2022

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Top Petaling Street Hotel Deals

Swiss-Garden Hotel Bukit Bintang Kuala Lumpur
Swiss-Garden Hotel Bukit Bintang Kuala Lumpur
4 out of 5
117 Jalan Pudu, Kuala Lumpur, 55100
The price is S$63 per night from 20 May to 21 May
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Hotel Stripes Kuala Lumpur, Autograph Collection
Hotel Stripes Kuala Lumpur, Autograph Collection
5 out of 5
25 Jalan Kamunting, Kuala Lumpur, 50300
The price is S$73 per night from 23 May to 24 May
Hotel Stripes Kuala Lumpur, Autograph Collection
JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur
JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur
5 out of 5
183 Jalan Bukit Bintang, Wilayah Persekutuan, Kuala Lumpur, 55100
The price is S$136 per night from 22 May to 23 May
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Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur
Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur
5 out of 5
Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur, 50088
The price is S$160 per night from 22 May to 23 May
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Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur
Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur
5 out of 5
12 Jalan Pinang, Kuala Lumpur, 50450
The price is S$200 per night from 2 Jun to 3 Jun
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Hilton Kuala Lumpur
Hilton Kuala Lumpur
5 out of 5
3 Jalan Stesen Sentral, Kuala Lumpur, 50470
The price is S$152 per night from 22 May to 23 May
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Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur
5 out of 5
Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur, 50088
The price is S$99 per night from 6 Jun to 7 Jun
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Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur
Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur
5 out of 5
11 Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, 50250
The price is S$137 per night from 3 Jun to 4 Jun
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Grand Millennium Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Grand Millennium Hotel Kuala Lumpur
5 out of 5
160 Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, 55100
The price is S$86 per night from 8 Jun to 9 Jun
Grand Millennium Hotel Kuala Lumpur
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