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Petaling Street is a third world makeshift shopping place

The number of hawkers should be reduced to make walkway more spacious. A middle row of hawkers should be removed if Petaling Street wanted to be an attractive shopping place for local and foreign tourists.

Besides, more foreign workers or bosses are returned to Petaling Street and 90% of stalls are selling same products.

I will not buy anything from Petaling Street.

Petaling Street hawkers stage protest

By STEVEN DANIEL

KUALA LUMPUR: Some 100 hawkers staged a demonstration at the Petaling Street hawker centre here Tuesday, protesting against the issuance of new stall licences.

They claimed some parties had applied for licences to open new hawker stalls in the area and were concerned this would cause overcrowding.

There are 773 stalls in the area now, and the hawkers claimed the parties had applied for licences for another 100 stalls.

The protest began at 10.30am with the group shouting and holding up placards demanding that Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) cancel all the new applications.

Bukit Bintang MP Fong Kui Lun, who was at the scene, said he would bring up the issue with the mayor Tan Sri Ahmad Fuad Ismail during a meeting Friday.

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Gerry says:

Jln Sultan has more character than Jln Petaling.

niceguy says:

Agreed that it is a 3rd world tourist gimmick.

Very passe now with the fake watches & bags & clothings… it will slowly fade into oblivion unless the fakes are updated to something more current like PDA phones and ipads. 🙂

ferhad says:

this is the place that najib got his inspiration for 1malaysia after launching the 1malaysia public toilet.

Mr Santau says:

msia gomen promotes petaling st as haven of cheapo branded goods.

i remember chelsea players made it a point to visit there in 2003; and one player bought fake watch not that he could not afford real stuff but to tell other footballers in england that msia is truly asia high with pirates !

songlap says:

What is so great of this place?
Unruly people, pirated goods, dirty environment…

nkkhoo says:

Yes, the hawkers are killing their own business. I see cheating innocent foreign tourist is only way to survive.

Venky says:

The very place is promoting piracy.
It is a placed run by pendatang baru.