Raw Art Space

Chinatown, Merdeka Square & Bukit Nanas

Check the Facebook page of this edgy graphic arts space for details of art shows and gigs by local and visiting musicians and performance artists, many of which are held in the Saxophone Store next door. It also hosts yoga, dance and drawing workshops.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Chinatown, Merdeka Square & Bukit Nanas attractions

1. Lostgens'

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A variety of solo and group artist exhibitions are held at this contemporary arts space, including intriguing installations and video work. Check its…

2. Goldsmith Mural

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This impressive mural covering the end of a terrace on Jln Panggong is the first work in KL by Russian street artist Julia Volchkova, whose street art can…

3. Kwai Chai Hong

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Cross the wooden bridge off an alley running between Jl Panggong and Lorong Panggong to find this Instagram hotspot lined with six murals by local artists…

4. Bumble Bee Cafe Mural

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Look up to see this charming mural of a young girl peeking over the upstairs window of this cafe.

5. Sri Mahamariamman Temple

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Rising almost 23m above this lively Hindu temple is its gopuram, a tower decorated with colourful Hindu gods. Founded in 1873, making it one of the oldest…

6. Pasar Karat Murals

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Students from Kuala Lumpur Metropolitan College (KLMCU) have contributed a variety of fun murals along the alley known as Pasar Karat, where a flea market…

8. Chinatown Wet Market

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If you want your chicken freshly plucked, this is where to get it. The market is squished in darkened alleys between Jln Petaling and Jln Tun HS Lee and…