St John’s Cathedral located at Jalan Bukit Nanas, next to St. John’s Institution (known as Grecian-Spanish achitecture) and closed to Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve and Kuala Lumpur Tower. The church opened in 1883, its is a Roman Catholic church and aligned to the Archdiocese of Kuala Lumpur.

St. John Cathedral Front View

St. John Cathedral Front View

St. John Cathedral Main Entrance

St. John Cathedral Main Entrance

Central Market

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The construction cost to built this market is $48,000. Later, there got several subsequently expended in the years of 1895, 1920, 1921 and 1933. The old market is initially built by Yap Ah Loy. The British government took over the market and extended it to 250 feet long and 90 feet wide (cost around $167,000). This new market replaced with old market which eventually become the Central Market.

The old market built to serve Kuala Lumpur large tin mining community. Its also act as wet market that sold vegetable, fresh meat, seafood and daily item. City halls earmarked the building for demolition in the early 1980s. Malaysia Heritage Trust stepped in to save the building and now become a popular market for handicraft.

Central Market is a great place to shop and tourist can find a lot of Malaysian arts and crafts, souvenirs, antique, batik, portrait painted and ceramics. There got range of more than 130 quaint shops featuring traditional arts and crafts and become a must visit center of culture arts and handicraft for visitors and tourists. Other than that, inside the building got 30 food outlets, 140 small kiosks and an exhibition corner. Many performance, demonstrations and activities offered here. Besides the market, there a venue for traditional dance displays, shadow puppet (wayang kulit) and more entertainment.

Central Market Main Door View

Central Market Main Door View

Central Market Site View

Central Market Site View