The Kuala Lumpur Central Market launched its new Kasturi Walk during a fanfare event at the west side of the famous 123-year-old building recently.
Widely seen as a positive new step for an old building that has been rejuvenated since a change in management back in 2004, Kasturi Walk will offer visitors a wide variety of Malaysian foods all within one lane after its February 19 launch.
Malay delicacies, Chinese dim sums, durian pancakes and even the famous Indian ‘rojak’ are all now available at Kasturi Walk, along with an array of traditional garments and souvenirs.
With the shape of a giant wau (moon kite) erected at the entrance of Kasturi Walk, the lane gives a vibrant and antique feel, something that many believe is becoming increasingly rare tofind amidst the rapid commercialization and modernization of the capital city.
Central Market Sdn Bhd, the management group for the former wet market, also had a Cap Goh Mei celebration on the very same night of Kasturi Walk’s launch.
While Kasturi Walk was being launched at the west side of the market, the outdoor decoration featured a stage for Cap Goh Mei celebrations.
As a result, fireworks and lion dances spilled over and eventually graced Kasturi Walk’s launch as well as the Cap Goh Mei celebration.
Central Market is located at the heart of one of the busiest areas in Kuala Lumpur. It is within walking distance of the Puduraya Bus Terminal, and is located opposite the road from the Pasar Seni bus and LRT terminal.