Pasar Malam, or night market in Malay, is popularly held throughout Malaysia. Roads are pedestrianized for one particular night of the week for the market, which, unlike the morning market, attracts a crowd that includes youngsters. December is a particularly good time to go to the Pasar Malam, I just discovered, because the weather is much cooler. In the warmer months of the year, you’d be sweating away when you visit the market.
The main thing that attracts visitors to the Pasar Malam is of course food.
The Pasar Malam has evolved over the years. The goods sold now is much expanded and includes many creative or even hipster stuff. I would say that the variety you find in a Pasar Malam now is even more than what you can find in the night markets of Taiwan. Malaysia boleh, truly.
Stalls that are the traditional mainstay since the creation of the Pasar Malam continue to thrive despite having a smaller presence, or so it looks.
This is just a very small sample of what you can find in a Pasar Malam. If you are visiting Malaysia, I urge you to make it a point to go to one,
preferrably definitely on an empty stomach.