Flea markets and shopping go hand in hand. It is not anything new in urban cities like Kuala Lumpur. In fact, flea markets would have been one of the oldest form of shopping in a common marketplace for centuries now.
Why so happening?
One of the main reasons why flea markets are so popular today is probably because consumers are changing the way they shop. Among the reasons could be:
- Owners like to get rid of old stuff (pre-loved)
- Small business owners do not want to pay too much overhead
- Sellers have limited things to sell and do not need a large space
So, if you want to buy these things, where could you go? Here are some main places.
This is perhaps the most popular and maybe most established. The Amcorp Mall Weekend Flea market has been around for about 20 years now so much so that it has been given the Best Flea Market in Malaysia as well as the most famous. If you are looking for antiques or collectibles, this is where you should go. You will surely find a gem or two here which comes on during weekends. You can head out to:
Amcorp Mall, 18 Jalan Persiaran Barat, Off Jalan Timur, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor or visit https://www.facebook.com/amcorpmallofficial/ which is opened from 10.00am to 6.00pm during the weekends.
Melaka Sunday Flea Market
As the name implies, you get to shop here only on Sundays. You would probably know that Melaka is home to antiques and a lot of interesting stuff. That is why it is known as the Historical State of Malaysia. The market comes alive along Jalan Hang Lekir, Hereen Street and Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock. This is the place to find a relic, a memorabilia or even a treasure if you are lucky.
For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/553014418098087/ or head out to Jonker Street.
Kuala Lumpur Pasar Seni
The oldest market in the country, this is the place to go for all types of Malaysian arts and crafts. There are many stalls and shops here that sell antiques while you can find kiosks selling used items that might be interesting.
Central Market is open daily from 10.00am to 10.00pm. The address is:
Lot 3.04-3.06, Central Market Annexe,
Jalan Hang Kasturi,
50050 Kuala Lumpur or visit http://www.centralmarket.com.my
Kuala Lumpur City Center
If you are around Chow Kit area in the city centre of Kuala Lumpur, go to the wet market along Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman. This is where there will be a lot of stall coming out during the evenings of Saturdays. Used items, bags and such will be on display here. Very exciting for bargain hunters.
This market is only open on Saturdays between 5.00pm to 10.00pm. More information at http://www.visitkl.gov.my/visitklv2/index.php?r=column/cthree&id=102&place_id=1063
The Curve Flea Market
Another popular flea market that comes around on weekends. It is along the boulevard outside The Curve Shopping center where you will find a lot of interesting products for sale. They are mostly new ones which are quite interesting. Fashion and toys are among the most popular items on sale here. For more information visit http://www.thecurve.com.my/ or head out to 6, Jalan PJU 7/3, Mutiara Damansara, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor. Opens daily from 10.00am till late.
Jalan Masjid India
This is located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur and comes out on Saturdays. Sometimes seen as the extension of the one in Chow Kit (as they are nearby) but it has its own attraction here which include food and other stuff. The stalls usually open from morning until night. For more information, visit http://www.visitkl.gov.my/visitklv2/index.php?r=column/cthree&id=112&place_id=971
This market is along Plaza Mont’ Kiara and comes out on Thursdays. Expect to find a lot of exciting stuff to buy ranging from food to shows, fashion to decorative and a lot more. This is one of the most popular places where flea markets are known for. Visit http://www.plazamontkiara.com.my/happenings_readmore/view/item_id/8.html for more information or E-01-21, PLAZA MONT’KIARA, No.2, Jalan Kiara, Mont’Kiara 50480 Kuala Lumpur
ABC here stands for Arts, Bric-a-brac and Crafts and has more than 100 stalls that sell stuff along those lines. It is at Plaza Mont Kiara and comes alive on Sundays between 10am and 6.00pm. Go to https://www.facebook.com/events/1064887346859612/ for more information.
Kuala Lumpur’s ILOVE BAZAAR
This flea market is one of the more modern ones as it is mobile. It is not easy to gauge where they will be next but it goes around town so that everyone gets to experience this shopping style around Kuala Lumpur. To find out more, check out their website or be a part of their social network. Their website is http://www.ilovebazaar.com/ourevents.
Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur
This flea market is up and around in Bangsar Baru on Sunday evenings until late. Not the ideal place to find a bargain but it is one of the very popular ones around town.