Best Markets and Bazaars in Kuala Lumpur to Visit


For the market and bazaar lovers, here is a list of best markets and bazaars in Kuala Lumpur to visit, especially on weekends. Just so you are not confused, bazaars are not the same as a flea market therefore, they are usually found in shopping malls. These bazaars in KL mainly sell clothes, jewelry, handmade items, home cooked desserts and other knick-knacks and sometimes, prices are very affordable. 

Also not to be confused as during the fasting month, there are many Ramadhan Bazaars in Malaysia that take place all over the country and during the fasting month, if you ask a local about bazaars, he or she may point you to one of the Ramadan Bazaars in KL instead. 

A common misconception in Malaysia is that many people here refer bazaars as the same category of a flea market, where a flea market usually sells second hand goods, pre-loved items, antiques, collectibles and other quirky stuff. A bazaar is usually found around the main shopping malls with proper booth structure and lay out, sometimes in an open area outdoors or sometimes inside them mall itself. They usually operate on weekends while some are from Fridays till Sundays. 

Best Markets and Bazaars in Kuala Lumpur

One of the up and coming bazaars is the Weekend Market at Sunway Giza Mall, Kota Damansara
Weekend Markets Sunway Giza Mall Bazaar
Located in Kota Damansara in the new Sunway development is the Sunway Giza Weekend Bazaar where it happens every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from noon till 10.00 pm at night. This lively market offers about 20 to 30 booths selling a range of interesting items like hand made Dream Catchers, unique jewelry, accessories, clothes, stationary and a lot of other cool things.

The organizers are strict about the items being sold therefore it is well controlled, meaning you won't be seeing cheap goods here. Location is after The Curve, Ikea and Ikano Power Centre where you take the underpass towards the new Kota Damansara LRT Station on the Green Line No.9 (Sg. Buloh-Kajang LRT Line, which is to open somewhere in 2016).

Weekend Market at Sunway Giza Mall
Address: Block D, No. 2, Jalan PJU 5/14, Kota Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Hours: 12 noon to 10 pm
Day: Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Art and Craft Market in Publika Shopping Mall
Fuyoh Art Market at Publika Shopping Mall
This is probably one of the best craft and arts bazaar in Malaysia where the organisers are very strict about the vendors that sell here. Only proper hand made craft vendors are excepted therefore the quality here is of the highest. Located in the Publika Shopping Mall, there are about 30 booths at any one time and held only on the last weekend of the month. To get here, it is a 10 to 15 minute drive from KL city and you can just take a taxi here as it is convenient. 

Fuyoh Art Market at Publika
Address: Solaris Dutamas, 1, Jalan Dutamas 1, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
Hours: 11am to 9pm
Day: Saturday and Sunday

Art For Grabs Market at Jaya One
This massive craft, art and anything bazaar takes place only four times a year at Jaya One Shopping Mall in Petaling Jaya and as a bonus, food trucks are also invited to the outdoor area of this market. You can find various jewelry and accessories, clothes, collectors items and unique products being sold here on the weekend. Sometimes, even new designers will be seen here promoting their brand and products.

Art For Grabs Market
Address: The School @ Jaya One, 72, Jalan Universiti, Jaya One, 46200 Petaling Jaya
Hours: 12pm to 8pm
Day: Saturday and Sunday

Le Tresor Street Market at The Curve, Mutiara Damansara
The Curve Weekend Market
One of the oldest street markets is the Le Tresor Street Market at The Curve in Mutiara Damansara, Petaling Jaya. This market has been around for almost ten years and offers around 40-50 stalls along The Street area of the mall. Vendors sell all sorts of items except second hand or pre-loved items. Selection is usually interesting but many repeats of jewelry and clothing. It is also outdoors so when it rains, the vendors will close for a while.

Around here, there is IKEA, Tesco, IPC and Kidzania Malaysia. To get here, you can take the LRT train to Kelana Jaya Station and then take the free shuttle bus from IKANO Center or take a taxi to the Curve. 

The Curve Weekend Market
Address:The Curve, 204, No.6, Jalan PJU 7/3, Mutiara Damansara
Hours: 10am to 10pm
Day: Saturday and Sunday

Weekend Market at Jaya One Shopping Centre
One of the smaller weekend markets is this which sees about 20 vendors located in the open area of Jaya One Shopping Mall which is called Palm Square. The landmark is around Starbucks and Brussels. It is still relatively new but selections are very basic catering to more ladies items like jewelry, accessories and so on. To get here, you need to take a taxi from KL city or take the LRT train to Asia Jaya LRT Station and then take a taxi there. Journey from KL is around 30 to 45 minutes. 

Weekend Market at Jaya One Shopping Center
Address: Palm Square, Jaya One, Jalan Universiti, 46200 Petaling Jaya
Hours: 11am to 10pm
Day: Saturday and Sunday

Subang Parade Bazaar
This bazaar has been going on for a while and caters more to those living around the Subang Jaya area but in the high traffic Subang Parade Shopping Mall. You will find the general bazaar items like clothes, jewelry, accessories and so on here and the mall provides additional shopping. To get here, you need to take a taxi from KL which is around 30-45 minutes or take the Kommuter Train to Subang from KL Sentral, then walk about 10 minutes to the mall.

Subang Parade Bazaar
Address: Subang Parade, 5 Jalan SS 16/1, 47500 Subang Jaya
Hours: 10am to 10pm
Days: First and last weekend of the month

I Love Bazaar Market at eCurve Shopping Mall (Photo: PrettyBabesCollection)
I Love Bazaar at eCurve
One of the new markets in Mutiara Damansara, the bazaar is located in the eCurve building, but on the lower ground area. Around 20 to 30 vendors participate here selling very standard general items like jewelry, clothing, hijabs, cupcakes, toys and so on. The place lacks a crowd and needs more strict management in order to be successful. In other words, they need interesting products to lure the crowd in, otherwise, it will remain boring.

I Love Bazaar at eCurve
Address: Lower Ground, e@Curve, 2A, Jalan PJU 7/3, Mutiara Damansara
Hours: 10.30am to 10.30pm
Day: Saturday and Sunday

Urban Yard Bazaar Setia Walk, Puchong
Held every second weekend of the month, the Urban Yard Bazaar at Setia Walk, Puchong caters to more locals who live around the area. Items sold here are mostly ladies accessories, cloths, jewelry, shows, bags and some art and craft. To get here, you need to take a taxi from KL which can be quite costly. Otherwise, the new Puchong LRT Line should be open by mid 2016 and you can get here from Masjid Jamek Station taking the Brown Line No.4 and stopping at Pusat Bandar Puchong LRT Station. 

Urban Yard Bazaar at Setia Walk, Puchong
Address: Persiaran Wawasan, Pusat Bandar Puchong, 47160 Puchong, Selangor, Malaysia
Time: 12 noon to 10pm
Day: Every second weekend of the month

Mont Kiara's Fiesta Nite Bazaar and Market (Image: Time Out KL)
Fiesta Nite Market Mont Kiara 
Another old market which has been around for more than 10 years is the Fiesta Nite Market in Mont Kiara. This bazaar cum market takes place every Thursdays in the main courtyard of Mont Kiara and offers visitors a selection of food and items. Catering to the locals of Mont Kiara, we recommend coming here in the evenings to check out the food market where a variety of local and international stalls are available.

As for the general items, they are standard items like cloths, jewelry, accessories, bags, toys, books and even hand made soaps. Come around 4pm to avoid the traffic and from KL city, it is best to take a taxi here. Landmark is the Mont Kiara McDonalds. 

Fiesta Nite Market at Mont Kiara 
Address: 2, Jalan Mont Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
Hours: 12noon to 10pm
Day: Every Thursday

Seek & Keep Artisan Market at Bangsar Shopping Centre, KL
Seek and Keep Artisan Market at Bangsar Shopping Centre 
One of the more exclusive bazaars and markets is the Seek and Keep Bazaar and Market in BSC, Kuala Lumpur. However, this artisan market only takes place a few times a year and if you are around during that time, head on over there.

The beauty about this bazaar is that it caters to children with live workshops and craft corners. Prices are also slightly on the higher end too but still affordable. To get here, you need to take a taxi from KL city which is around 10 to 15 minutes drive. 

Seek & Keep Artisan Market at BSC
Address: T117A, Bangsar Shopping Centre, 285, Jalan Maarof, Bukit Bandaraya, 59000, Kuala Lumpur.
Dates: 20th - 22nd May 2016 and 4th - 6th November 2016

There you have it, a list of bazaars in KL that may interest you on weekends. Note some of them are located out of Kuala Lumpur city and you are required to take a taxi or train there. There are many other bazaars and markets found around Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya, but many of them are not reliable or happen only during festive seasons. Some of them are un-popular hence not many people attend them while many are new ones, especially at the new shopping malls which offer cheap rates and end up with cheap vendors selling all kinds of useless junk.

If you are the sort that loves a more local kid of thing, check out my list of best night markets to visit in Malaysia based on the popularity. There is also a list of best flea markets in Malaysia which is a must go for any market lover.

Next time you visit KL or even for locals, you can check out the best markets and bazaars in Kuala Lumpur to visit, especially on the weekends, and remember to bargain when possible. Enjoy your market experience!

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