A trip to KL is not complete without a wander through the art deco confines of Central Market. It’s been modernised since my first visit, about ten years ago now, when it was a delicious jumble of traders and shops all paying a very low rent and selling beautiful things (as well as a healthy smattering of the not so beautiful) at unbelievably good prices. The renovation hasn’t ruined too much of the building’s character but shops are now tidier, rents higher and bargains fewer.
The stall I had popped in to buy something from (Asli Kraf who sell lovely heavy, well made rattan and wooden trays for not very much) was closed for an impromptu tea break so in a bid to wile away the time I found myself in the shop of the acclaimed palmist Master Chin, nestled deep within Central Market.
Before going any further, I would like to say that I am HUGELY skeptical when it comes to clairvoyants, fortune tellers and palm readers and live in fear they’ll tell me something awful that I’d much rather not know, regardless of whether it’s true or not.
I was only persuaded this time because H jumped in first and had a staggeringly accurate reading with him (about 98% correct) before I lamely agreed to give it a go.
I learnt a few things about myself, which admittedly do lean rather heavily on the need to believe in past lives: I’m an old soul and before this life was a General in the army (which army? the goodies I can only assume) who killed many men.
It could have been worse, although I am not overly thrilled about having chopping people’s heads off. The rest of it was stuff I supposedly already know about, some of which was spookily accurate, some of which was not.
I’d say he scored 7/10 in terms of accuracy with me.
We went for the cheapo starter package – but in order to glean ‘useful’ insight and advice about future events you need to do a face reading and a more in depth palm reading. If you dare.
Worth a visit if you are ever here as he’s a charming relic from antiquity with a real twinkle and, what seems to be, a genuine skill.
Master Chin can be found at Central Market, Lot KB-28, Kuala Lumpur