The year 1990 saw the birth of the Pasar Malams (Pasar is Market, Malam is Night). These lively markets were introduced to the tourists as one of the must-do things in Malaysia and now it has evolved into a more vibrant experience. They are better, dazzling and much more exciting things can be discovered here.
Almost every district and thickly cities in Malaysia have Pasar Malams. The primary aim of setting up these markets is actually providing the market to the people. These markets contain make shift stalls along an active street and reducing off visitors. This makes one long night shopping spree with stalls on both ends providing all kinds utility items.
Best Night Markets (Pasar Malams) in Malaysia
Taman Connaught Pasar Malam in KL
Noted as one of the longest Night Markets in Malaysia, Taman Connaugh Pasar Malam spans over two kilometers length in the Connaught Garden area just out of Kuala Lumpur city. Walking into this night market can be an exciting experience along 700 plus stalls.
This is a real night market unlike a typical Chinatown commercial style market where you can find clothes, food and many other things. There is an amazing selection among local foods. Its better to come and relish the food-watering local food during early hours to avoid the after-work crowds
Batu Ferringhi Night Market in Penang
Penang’s most popular pasar malam is situated in the primary tourist area of Batu Ferringhi on the island. This was once a really small night market many years ago. With the growth of travel and leisure, this market emerged as one of the biggest evening marketplaces in Malaysia. Here, you will find more tourist relevant products in comparison to what an average pasar malam provides.
The Batu Ferringhi evening industry extends all the way from the Hard Rock Hotel and Cafe to the start of the main street. There’s over a number of stalls available along the main streets which are still active with visitors. Dining places, Hawker centers, Stalls and Bars can be found along the way too. This is a great spot for gifts and best frequented for fun on Saturday. Anyone seeking a little more fun in Penang can come to this market for many things.
Petaling Street: Famous Chinatown Night Market in Kualumpur
Listed as the most famous night market in Malaysia, Petaling Street offers knockoffs or souvenir to anyone visiting this place. This market is located in the core old town area of KL evolved into some sort of tourist trap. What is interesting to see are the bundles of knockoff items being sold by foreigners who speak multiple languages? This reason has contributed to the inclusion of Petaling Street market in the Malaysia honeymoon packages.
Petaling Street is open throughout the day but comes to life at night when providers force in their stalls to complete up the center of the road. This results in two roads till the primary junction where more stalls division out everywhere. Tourist eating joints and local hawkers are found at one of the primary paths here too. Are you looking out for some cold alcohol and pine-apple deep-fried rice? Yeah you can get it all here.
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