Chow Kit Market, Kuala Lumpur


When travelling and discovering new countries and cities, there’s always one place which is a must to go for me: the market. There you can instantly get an idea of the country’s culture, the way of life, preferences and of course local specialties.

Thus, if you happen to travel to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, you should plan a morning visit of the Chow Kit market (named after the neighborhood it is in). It is the biggest so called “wet market” in the city and far away from usual tourists paths. There you can also buy spices and dried chilies as a gift to bring home and if you have the opportunity to cook in Malaysia also very fresh and inexpensive fish and shrimp.

Just one advice: don’t wear your favorite shoes since the floor is quite “wet”. Here are my impressions from the last visit:

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Impressions of Chow Kit wet market Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia is a country of many colours smells and tastes. Go to the Chow Kit wet market to get your senses flashed. Although the roof looks provisional and the floor is let’s say not clinically clean, the offered produce seem to be the freshest and of best quality. For example the fish was so fresh, that you could barely smell it, even though there was plenty of it!

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