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Saturday, 17 May 2014

Where to park in Chinatown

This open air carpark along Jalan Hang Jebat has had a spate of car break-ins of late and parking is at one's own risk

This open air carpark along Jalan Hang Jebat has had a spate of car break-ins of late and parking is at one's own risk

IN TODAY’s guide to parking in some of Kuala Lumpur’s hotspots, we explore the options available in Petaling Street also known as Chinatown.

This area is a hit among both tourists and locals because of the great shopping including souvenirs and decorative items.

There is also plenty of delicious food to be discovered such as ba qua (Hokkien for barbequed meat) and charcoal-roasted chestnuts.

For coffee lovers, several boutique cafes have also sprung up in the area.

There is something to do here on any day and any time of the day for that matter, thanks to the popular pasar karat or night bazaar that sometimes starts as early or as late — depending on your perspective — as 2am.

The best way to get here is by public transport but if that is not an option, knowing where to park is essential when driving.

The cheapest parking options are the ones offered by Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) but finding a bay is difficult so here are some alternatives within walking distance from Petaling Street.

Near Jalan Sultan and closer to Kota Raya

·Ancasa Hotel & Spa Kuala Lumpur

This is one of the least dodgy carparks in the area though its design, with narrow turns, makes it tough to drive large cars.

·Multi-level carpark

A relatively pleasant parking experience during the day but when night approaches, it is quite dim and one has to walk through an even darker lane to get to it.

·Kompleks Selangor

Well-maintained and clean parking though there is very limited space.

·Sincere Car Park

A central parking spot which is manned at the entrance and exit.

Along Jalan Sultan closer to Chin Woo Stadium

Both open-air carparks along Jalan Hang Jebat here are more or less the same, though there have been car break-ins reported in the vicinity.

To get to one end of Petaling Street

·Parking Lot 29 Jalan Tun H.S. Lee

The biggest lot in the area, this open-air carpark also has a small food court inside. Beware of potholes.

·PJH Maju Enterprise Parking

Next to Lot 29 but this one is also open air with manned exit counters.

·Lorong Petaling

This is the furthest parking spot and has limited spots though it is one of the cheapest.

Florists, market food stalls and curio shops

At the end of Lorong Bandar 20, a small lane that requires you to drive along Jalan Tun H.S. Lee, are two parking lots.

Both are open-air but the one on the right has more parking spots.

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