|Busy Street in Jalan Petaling|
Getting Here: Putra LRT alight at Pasar Seni Station. 5 minutes walk going to Jalan Petaling
Jalan Petaling also known as Chinatown in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia reminds us the Chinatown in our home place Davao. Where we used to shop for clothes and accessories, food, and even electronic gadgets.
|Chinatown in Metro Davao, Philippines
( Photo credit to allaboutdavao.com)
We’ve been amazed with the view of the Chinese arches that was place at both ends of the street which gladly welcome visitors from any part in the world. The big red Chinese lanterns hanging on the street post and ceilings which constantly caught our attention as we can see it everywhere.Chinese Lantern symbolizes happiness, brightness and reunion and it reflects the basic Chinese culture and tradition.
It was very crowded when we reached there, even in lean days since it is shopping paradise for buyers who loves to haggle like Summer. The Street Market turns into a lively and vibrant at night known as “Pasar Malam” by locals. Unfortunately, we don’t have much time to see it at night due to travel and time constraints but we’ll surely put it in our to do list.
Aside from the reasonable knock-off goods sold here , it also offers the best local hawkers and restaurants serving delicious Chinese food. Sad to say, we just had taken our lunch but we promise to save it for the “Pasar Malam” adventure soon.
Not only sort of stuffs and food stalls you can see in this place. It’s backpackers sanctuary which budget hotels, guest house, and Inns are located. ( Complete list of Hotels located in Chinatown click here)
13:30 The day wouldn’t be complete if Summer can’t demonstrate her haggling skills. Well she pull it off after several attempts, equip with charm and persistence. She got three nice bags for a price of one. I didn’t bother as she likes three of them. I don’t know how she did it, but one thing is for sure, no more ” What if I buy the other one?” question. – 😛 Sky
I spill the haggling secret of Summer. It’s your turn to share bargaining and haggling tips/experience. 🙂