Chinatown consists of pre-war shop houses and rows of stalls selling fake branded handbags, wallets, belts, watches, sunglasses and more. Apparel such as T-shirts and shorts are available in a wide variety too. Don't forget to bargain hard.
Other things in Chinatown are stalls selling refreshing mata kuching drinks, roasted chestnuts (berangan in the local language) and local fruits. There are also many eateries selling Asian food and sweets. Don't forget to look out for the row of wholesale flower shops selling fresh flowers at dirt cheap prices.
If you're looking for a religious encounter, the southern end of Chinatown has a century-old Chan See Shu Yuen Buddhist temple and a Sri Maha Mariamman Hindu temple built in 1873.