While we were in KL last month, we wandered around Central Market browsing the work of local artists and craftsmen. This is a great place to pick up souvenirs, personalized key chains and T-shirts in addition to more elaborate handicraft and artwork.
Come to think of it, it's been ages since my last visit to Central Market and things are somewhat different now. My reminiscences took me back a decade ago to the time when I first worked in Leboh Ampang where I used to frequent this place with my colleagues. It was a memorable occasion on many accounts having my favourite place to vent my joys and frustrations.
Until then, here are some pictures that I captured for your viewing pleasure.
You can have your portrait painted here or order personalized made crafts.
As much as I'd love to share more of the detailed handcrafts here, the stores have clear signage that you are not allowed to take pictures. I've approached a couple of other stores, only to be flatly refused ... "no photography allowed". :(
First Commenter - Mei Teng
Being passionate about arts is something good. She can take lessons too if she's interested in perfecting her craft. I went for art lessons when I was child...but not very talented with drawing and stuff.ReplyDelete
Keeping in mind today's children hectic school work load, my daughter only participate in arts and crafts activities during the school holidays. :)
Wow KL Central sure have changed alot. I haven't been there myself for ages.ReplyDelete
Having passion for arts and crafts is good. Boost the cretivity in our minds. Keeps the mind fresh and to be honest I find arts and crafts relaxing. Of course I don't draw, I used to draw some cartoons and not original of course, just copycat stuffs, but really releases the mind abit. :) And the outcome always gives a really nice feeling hehe~
ah, the carvings are fancy. i usually enjoy some interesting ones. :DReplyDelete
yeah, there are fast changes in CM. Arts and Crafts can be both interesting hobbies as well as for money-makers. I love the fact that they have almost anything imaginable that relates to art and crafts.
sounds cool. I love anything crafty and creative too. :)
Like the Mr Bean one. ;)ReplyDelete
It is a monday again - dont let the monday blues get yah down :) Happy stress free week ahead :) xoxo
It's good that your daughter has something she's passionate about. :)ReplyDelete
Even though I'm in KL, it's been ages since I've been to CM. :(
KL Central Market!? I've got to visit it to have my portrait done. :)ReplyDelete
You know what are the prices like?ReplyDelete
Your daughter love art and crafts, this is ready the good hobby.
She will be more creative surely. Your constant encouragement will nurture her further.
Have the nice day.
only 5 more days until the weekend. Happy Monday Blues to you too.:)
she has natural talent and her passion for this hobby grows daily.
a colour portrait will cost about Rm250 including framing at CM. it's not a price that i'd fork out, so count me out. :D
thanks for the words of encouragement. i'll convey your message to her. ;)
same here; I LOVE art!! ;)ReplyDelete
but I'm not into all things crafts :)ReplyDelete
Wow! Just 13 and she is already a hardcore fan of art? I believe you give her a lot of support right? I love arts too but not as strong as when I was younger. :DReplyDelete
I always passed by Central Market but...I am not interested to enter it. I on't know why! haha :D Must be the feel I guess.ReplyDelete
Perhaps one day I could could there and let the talented artists to sketch my caricature? I wonder how it will turn out. ;PReplyDelete
Good morning LR! :)ReplyDelete
Another CM post, I read quite a few lately! I've not been to CM in ages LR, can't remember edi what it's like. Thanks for the pics sweetie! :)ReplyDelete
hmp, they should be happy that they will be featured in your blog! =)ReplyDelete
I also love visiting art stores, so many things to see and as you said souvenirs!
Hi Ramblings! how was your weekend?ReplyDelete
Good morning to you!!!!
i guess everyone has different tastes and preferences in life.
and you're such a talented artist. i love your artwork. my compliments.:)
i wonder how mine will turn out too. if you're interested, then go for it and you can blog about your sketch experience. hehe
Good morning Mariuca. sounds like many of you have not been to CM in ages, eh? I guess like most KLites, u would rather visit big shopping malls where you can shop till u drop, right? :)ReplyDelete
so you enjoy visiting art stores too? how cool, gimme a hi-5 dear. my weekend has always been fabulous. thanks for checking. i hope you had a good one too.
My weekend was more relaxed this time. Better than those previous hectic weeks =)ReplyDelete
I love arts and I'm very inclined to it. I'm always attracted to get souvenirs everywhere I go =)
here's our hi-5!
Hi, nice pics. Was here in 2002, but still remember back in the 60's when it was a crowded, smelly wet market.ReplyDelete
Goof for your daughter to take an interest in arts and crafts....best regards, Lee.
Haven't been to Central Market for a long time! Many artists peddling their stuffs there?ReplyDelete
Good thing your daughter likes art! I am lousy at drawing! : )ReplyDelete
I like your new header!! Green is good. And an artsie kid is a great thing to have. Creativity gets squashed so often in the States.ReplyDelete