Today we shall be walking down Jalan Hang Lekir (formerly Cecil Street) of KL Chinatown. At this junction is the Lee Rubber Building. It is a prewar old building that dates back to the 1930s. The ground and first floors are occupied by Popular Book Store. There is a home decor shop with cafe on the second floor.
Here's the entrance to Jalan Hang Lekir. The whole street is full of stalls and it looks like a flea market or bazaar. The stalls are opened every day.
There are many small stalls selling travelling bags, handbags, clothes, traditional cheongsams, sunglasses in front of Hotel Malaya. The whole row on the right sells all sorts of bags, scarves, watches of the latest designs and there is so much variety, some genuine, some fakes. But you need to bargain hard. As in any crowded area, be careful of pick-pockets too. This is a well known tourist attraction, so many of the vendors can speak English.
The Jalan Hang Lekir Hawker Centre (Penjaja Gallery Jalan Hang Lekir) is just visible behind the bag stalls and flower shop. Inside is is a wet market that sells vegetables, fish, meat and fruits. There are also hawker stalls selling yong tow foo (stuffed tofu), chee cheong fun, curry noodles and desserts such as cendol and ice kacang (ABC). However, the seating is not as comfortable as air-conditioned cafes.
There are many florists and flower stalls on both sides of the road.
Stalls selling many types of imported and local fruits and also cut fruits. Why not try some local fruits like rambutans, guavas, mangosteens, duku and langsat.
The signages of Terrace Cafe, Restaurant Kim Lian Kee and 7-Eleven is just above the 4D lottery shop. There is also a soya bean drink stall there.
Restaurant Kim Lian Kee on the left is famous for its charcoal fried Hokkien styled noodles. It also serves delicious Cantonese fried noodles, Loh Mee, Imperial Concubine Chicken, Teocheow styled steamed fish.
This little stall in front with the blue umbrella is Sei Ngan Chai, (Spectacled Guy or 4-Eyed Boy). It sells the most delicious roasted duck. It used to be located along Petaling Street, just a few steps away. I guess they temporarily relocated here because a certain section of Petaling Street has been blocked off on that day. I used to come here every Chinese New Year eve at the wee hours of the morning to queue up for my roasted duck. We droved all the way from Klang to come here and the journey is about 50km but it was worth it.
There are indeed a lot choice for food and shopping stuff here.
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