Must Visit Places In Downtown Kuala Lumpur Near Train Stations

Must Visit Places In Downtown Kuala Lumpur Near Train Stations

These places near train stations in Kuala Lumpur make exploring DTKL so convenient! (Left: Image by @maggie19c. Right: Image by @tapestrymy.)

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You might think, “Are there any nice places accessible by public transport in Downtown Kuala Lumpur (DTKL)?” Well, the answer to that is, YES, there are plenty!

With many old shophouses and buildings being turned into hip hangout spots, Downtown Kuala Lumpur (DTKL) is becoming more and more pedestrian-friendly, catering to eager explorers. The concoction of charming century-old shops, heritage eats, and cool new spots make the idea of touring DTKL appealing.

Of course, when exploring, there’s always safety in numbers—and you’ll probably enjoy it a ton more with friends. Here is a quick but sweet list of train stations and what’s accessible around them to get you started. Of course, as you explore the city for yourself, you’ll realise there is more than what is listed here. Now, go forth and explore safely!

1. MRT Pasar Seni & LRT Pasar Seni

The interconnected Pasar Seni MRT and LRT stations make it convenient to explore the landmarks of Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur. There is much to see around here, including cafes, the REXKL community hub, Lorong Panggong, Petaling Street, and Central Market.

Cafes along Jalan Tun HS Lee
In just a quick 1-minute walk from MRT Pasar Seni Gate A, you’ll find yourself at Jalan Tun HS Lee, where cafes like Niko Neko Matcha, Cafe etc., and Flaon are located.

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Cafes along Jalan Sultan
Along Jalan Sultan, more cafes, like V88 Chinatown, Leaf & Co., and Lim Kee Cafe, abound. You will also find Tian Jing Hotel (which houses Lim Kee Cafe), a boutique stay in DTKL.

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REXKL
As you approach the other end of Jalan Sultan, REXKL, the unique art and culture hub, will be on your left. With so many things to do and explore, you’ll find that hours have gone by in the blink of an eye.

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Petaling Street Market
If you’re looking for authentic heritage street eats and some shopping, head to Petaling Street Market. Ah Loh’s Apam Balik, Madam Tang’s Muah Chee, and the air mata kucing stall are a few of the must-try when you’re there.

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Lorong Panggong
This new IT street needs no introduction to those familiar with the DTKL scene. It has so much to offer that we have a piece dedicated to it!

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Central Market
A 4-minute walk from the LRT Pasar Seni exit will take you to Central Market, where you can shop for traditional handicrafts, antiques, and souvenirs. Kasturi Walk nearby also offers food, deals, and sometimes buskers for your entertainment.

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2. LRT Masjid Jamek

As you exit the station from Gate B, you will find a street art piece depicting the interior of a train. From there, you can take a stroll along Jalan Melaka and Jalan Tun Perak or head towards the heritage area of DTKL along Jalan Raja.

The Godown Arts Centre
Art fairs, workshops, and events tend to go down here at The Godown. The semi-open-air space here makes it the perfect spot for hangouts and creative collaborations. Follow them on Instagram for event updates!

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Cafes and a bookstore along Jalan Tun HS Lee
Along this stretch of Jalan Tun HS Lee and a 4-minute walk from LRT Masjid Jamek Gate B, you’ll find popular spots like LOKL Coffee Co, Kafe Kleptokrat, Timothy, and Riwayat Bookstore. This stretch of shophouses is only 3 minutes from The Godown.

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Merdeka Square & Kuala Lumpur City Gallery (KLCG)
The directions will bring you along the sidewalks of Jalan Raja and Jalan Tun Perak. However, if you can find the way to Masjid Jamek Pedestrian Bridge nearby, you can admire the River of Life before heading to Merdeka Square and KLCG. The entrance to the gallery is free of charge, and it’s worth spending some time here before heading elsewhere.

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3. Monorail Medan Tuanku

Around the Medan Tuanku area, you’ll find The Row, restaurants, and charming hotels, among others. You’ll also find one of DTKL’s oldest buildings, Loke Mansion – the final residence of tin mining businessman Loke Yew that has now been refurbished and turned into an elegant law firm.

The Row KL
Take Exit A towards Jalan Doraisamy, and you’ll find yourself in front of The Row in three minutes. This refurbished row of shophouses will spoil you with food choices—perfect for a lunch out in the city!

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Hotel & food along Jalan Kamunting
After you’ve explored The Row, take a 3-minute stroll towards Jalan Kamunting. Here, you’ll find popular foodie spots, like Tapestry and JOLOKO, Hotel Stripes, and a famous Hainanese kopitiam, Yut Kee Restaurant. Alternatively, you can also get to Jalan Kamunting via LRT Dang Wangi.

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Momo’s and The Chow Kit
If you’re thinking of a staycation in DTKL, look no further. Situated only 4-minutes from Medan Tuanku Monorail station, you’ll have access to public transport, making it easier for you to explore the city during your stay.

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