Chinatown: Old vs New

15 December 2015

Chinatown in Kuala Lumpur spreads across several streets - namely Jalan Petaling and Jalan Sultan - and alleys. Home to hawkers selling a variety of items, you’ll find accessories, gadgets, fresh flowers and some of the best local food around. Although the area is arguably touristy, the past few years have seen locals making their way out to Chinatown again, thanks to a mushrooming of hip cafes, event spaces, art galleries and secret bars. We take a stroll around Chinatown to see how its old and new co-exist.

The colourful characters of Chinatown

Murals liven up decaying walls.

Chill out at Merchant's Lane, which used to be a brothel.

 

 As seen by Melissa Toh

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