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Kuala Lumpur Chinatown’s enduring charm


ONCE the sun goes down, Chinatown or Petaling Street truly comes alive.
While much has been written about this well-known street, each visit reveals another hidden gem just waiting to be discovered.
The atmosphere here is far different at night with the huge, brightly lit Chinese lanterns hanging above, giving the place a warm and inviting feel.
Although traditionally put up during the Chinese New Year festivities, the lanterns in Petaling Street are lit every night.
Without the glaring heat of the afternoon sun, the traders and visitors are visibly more relaxed as the weather cools down.
Make no mistake, however, as traders still furiously try to........