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Sunday, March 13, 2011

105 Attractions Of Kuala Lumpur.The Kasturi Walk.

The Kasturi Wa
It has been quite sometime since we met in the last post and again welcome to all readers and followers to this humble blog.I`ve been up and running for the past week and thought that you might want to home in to this local and historical spot right in the capital city of Kuala Lumpur.The Kasturi Walk is a  brand new shopping sidewalk and is among the 105 attractions in the city which was officially opened to the public on the 19th of Feb 2011.The 112 meter stretch is located just outside of the historical handicraft center of  the Central Market which is already a tourism spot for those wanting to shop for traditional Malaysian crafts.With this new and comfortable sidewalk and a major facelift done to its main building of the Central Market,shoppers will definitely be satisfied for what they bargain for.

The Kasturi walk displays a theme entrance 9 meter high traditional kite that could be seen in a distance.The metal kite or "wau",as its called locally,signifies the Malay tradition and culture originating from the east coast of the country.There are over 50 wooden kiosks with coconut leaves spreading on its roof to enhance the feelings of being in a village as you walk along the stretch.Good quality and highly crafted products are displayed on each kiosks for shoppers to bargain.Souvenirs items are a plenty at the walk and what makes it a place to visit is,lookout for several kiosks selling traditional Malaysian mouth watering sweeties,traditional food and drinks like the rojak and cendul.There are food kiosks where you can just sit and enjoy the food while admiring the colorful and well preserved pre-war buildings also along the stretch.

The Entrance To The Kasturi Walk
Footwear Sold At The Walk

The Historical Handicraft Centre Central Market
Some Of The Kiosks At The Kasturi Walk
Some Of The Kiosks At The Kasturi Walk
Some Of The Kiosks At The Kasturi Walk
Ofcourse,if you would rather shop in an airconditioning atmosphere,just step into the main building of the Central Market.More crafts can be seen there and food outlets are plenty as well.Inside,more unique coupled with woven artistry crafts are displayed.With the new interior facelift done to the building,its cozy shopping all the way.Look for traditional souvenirs,they are cheap and of high quality.I`m sure you`ll find one that you are looking for.Central Market was a wet market in the late 1800 and was refurbished several times right till now.In the 60s,70s and early 80s,this former wet market is the most popular market among families in Kuala Lumpur.

The Kasturi Walk
The Pre-War Buildings Next To The Walk
Plenty Of Traditional Food At The Walk
Traditional Food At The Walk
Pre-War Buildings Next To The Walk
Pre-War Buildings Next To The Walk
The Kasturi Walk
Kiosks At The Walk
The Central Market Area.
Lastly,i would certainly recommend Kasturi Walk a shopping spot in your itinerary when in Kuala Lumpur.Do contact me if you would like a city tour,and i`ll definitely take you around.To all friends and followers reading this posts,THANKS alot for reading and comments.Looking forward to my next posts soon..