Built in 1821, the Museum houses a fine collection of old photographs, maps, charts and other historical relics. There are also Malay daggers (kris), Chinese furniture, embroidery and painting of old Penang. The Art gallery on the first floor displays the works of local artists and is the venue for special exhibitions. The statue of Francis Light graces the grounds in front of the buildings.
Petaling Street and Jalan Bandar are at the hub of Kuala Lumpur's bustling Chinatown. Shops here offer a variety of textiles, clothes, shoes, and handbags at bargain prices. The area is also known for its jewelry items beautifully crafted in gold and set with priceless gemstones. Nepalese traders offer exotic ethnic jewelry , wall hangings, ornaments, curios, and teapots from India and Myanmar. Make-shift and mobile stores jam the streets with their offerings of dried foodstuff, herbs, fruits, flowers and herbal remedies.
BB Plaza and Sungei Wang
BB Plaza and Sungei Wang are two modern shopping complexes housed within a huge building, which fronts Jalan Bukit Bintang and Jalan Sultan Ismail. BB Plaza houses Metrojaya, a large departmental store offering moderate to high priced goods, including clothes, accessories, shoes, handbags, cosmetics, and toys. Other stores within the complex sell books, computer ware, electrical goods, furniture and pharmaceutical products.
At Jalan Putra sits Yaohan as its anchor tenant. This is also a good place for 'haute couture' and exclusive jewelry, shoes, handbags, watches, and eyewear. There are also many shops specializing in antiques, souvenirs, and apparel.
The Weld is situated at the junction between Jalan Raja Chulan and Jalan P. Ramlee. It also houses many small shops offering a range of exclusive shoes, handbags, optical goods, cosmetic, clothing, fabrics, painting and exquisite carvings.
Sogo Kuala Lumpur
Sogo Kuala Lumpur is one of the largest department store in Southeast Asia. There are eight shopping floors where you can find everything you need, from the freshest produce to the most exotic delicacies. Exclusive goods and the widest variety of basic necessities are also available, along with futuristic, fun-filled joy rides and games.