A Taste of the Orient

Deep in the pulsing center of Malaysia’s capital city, Kuala Lumpur’s Chinatown is a thriving hub of culture and commerce, celebrating the diverse traditions of the city that never sleeps. Caught between the city’s main streets, Chinatown’s bustling flea markets can be found on Chee Cheong Kai (Starch Factory Street), named for its history as a tapioca-producing district. Today the heritage spot is a bargain-hunter’s paradise, where you can find anything from Chinese herbs to imitation designer goods. By night, the streets are lit up by red lanterns as shoppers immerse themselves in the oriental charm of this timeless place.