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India Street Pedestrian Mall
India Street Pedestrian Mall Roofing
The India Street Pedestrian Mall Roofing project was completed in 2016. This roofing of the India Street Pedestrian Mall costs RM4.3 million.
Turning India Street into a ‘house
within a house’
India Street Pedesterian Mall Committee chairman is Dato Wee Hong Seng.
Jalan India is lined with shops selling all kinds of goods, particularly textiles. Mid-way down Jin India (if you can find it!) there is a narrow passageway that leads to Jin Gambier, where the fruit, vegetable and fish markets and the spice merchants are located. If you follow this passageway you'll pass a small Mosque hidden away in the middle of the city.
The Mosque's structure has undergone many changes since it was originally built by Kuching's Indian Muslim community in the mid 19th century.
India Street Pedestrian Mall Committee chairman is Wee Hong Seng
This is the best place to shop for spices, clothing, textiles, souvenirs, this is one place you can visit. You can even get your clothes tailored.
This street used to be one of the busiest streets of the old Kuchingtown and was the main place to get clothes from around the world. Indian merchants were dominant then.
Now most of the shops are now Chinese operated, there are still a number of Indian curry-houses, spice shops and textile merchants here.
Today, the pedestrian mall has transformed into a street for fashionable clothes to funky wear and food outlets to hardware shops. The assortment of goods available is quite astonishing and be sure to venture into the various alleys on either side of the street to discover the hidden treasures of India Street.
Little Lebanon is a restaurant at one end of India street. An ideal place to stop for lunch. Serving mainly authentic Lebanese, Middle Eastern and local favorites, the restaurant has a good choice to pick from and suited for adults and children alike. An opportunity to discover the taste of Lebanon through their offerings of Shawarma, Kebabs, Arabic Sausages, Kiftah Halabi, Hommus and a variety of Pita Bread specialties. The interior is beautifully decorated with Middle Eastern design setting and highly romantic for couples to spend an evening together over a meal. Sample their bread as it is made in-house and the fresh oven baked smell is simply irresistible. Little Lebanon Open daily from 10.00am to 10.30pm.
is a narrow
passageway locally known as “Lorong Sempit” . This small lane
lead to Gambier Road. The lane is so narrow that at one section only
one person can walk pass at anytime.
STREET PEDESTRIAN MALL
India Street is a day mall best visited in the day time when most shops open only till 6pm in the evening.
There are at about 17,000 Hindu temples and shrines throughout Malaysia which the Hindus use as primary places of worship.