China town located on Petaling Street in Kuala Lumpur. It is a well-known tourist spot also known as bargain hunter paradise. The buzzing street markets, monuments, food stalls make it a vibrant, colorful place, especially at night. With the immense culture, tradition, and history depicted through the buildings, shops, and peoples. The area has some hidden gems as listed below:
1.The Annexe Gallery
It is a modern art gallery located near Central Market Annexe, Jalan Hang. It is modern contemporary art at a great location with a great ambiance. The gallery has art and cultures with exhibitions and pictures of top-notch handicrafts products by the locals. It also hosts book launchings, movie screenings, fashion shows, and various talk shows. Also The entry to the gallery is free, and one should visit it while strolling in Chinatown.
2.Kwai Chai Hong( Little Ghost lane)
The street has a red bridge and old lamp post built in the early 1900s, with colorful murals depicting a local artist’s story. It is a small street with various delite full stalls offering local cuisine. The fantastic decoration of the place with artists work on the walls makes it an exciting place.
3.Kuan Yin Temple
Built-in 1880, it is a refined Buddhist temple in Kuala Lumpur worshipping Kuan Yin, the goddess of mercy. It is a Chinese temple with ana unique architecture with three Chinese Buddhist statues. The compound near this sacred place sells worship items to offer in the temple. The priest’s chanting of prayers in their melodious voice is a surreal experience that provides relaxation to self.
4.Cafes & Bars
Chinatown is the house to many cafes, restaurants, and bars. These food-providing places offer excellent local, Indian, and other cuisines to their tourists with fabulous interiors and decorated premises. Restaurants like Bunn Choon Restaurant, Restoran Kim Lian Kee, Golden Break, and others are classy and luxurious to have perfect dining with family and friends. Bars like PS150, the JANN Bar, etc., are famous for their nightlife with fantastic night view.
5.River of Life
In 2017, the river got upgraded as the government took the initiative. They cleaned the surroundings and river making it a beautiful place to visit for tourists while visiting Chinatown. It has vibrant waterfronts, bridges, a seating area, a fountain, and a pleasant goldfish highway. The fountain show with neon lights and dry ice at 8:30 p.m. Makes it a wonderful experience while strolling around at night in china town with a great view of the KL skyline.
6.Masjid Jamek Sultan Abdul Samad
The oldest mosque splitting the river into two is a beautiful property open for visitors. The mosque has stunning pointed domes, ornate pillars, and ancient architecture that depicts the early culture in Malaysian history.