One of the things that makes Malaysia an exciting place to visit the variety of markets! From weekend morning markets to night markets that stretch on till past midnight, here are some of the liveliest markets in Malaysia that everyone needs to experience.
- Satok Weekend Market, Kuching
This market is the highlight of every weekend in Kuching. While the regulars are the local residents who come here for the fresh produce and everyday ingredients, tourists flock here for the unique local signatures like kek lapis, salted ikan terubuk, and the curious dabai fruit. Find a tour package to Kuching to experience one of Malaysia’s most happening weekend markets.
- Gaya Street Sunday Market, Kota Kinabalu
Originally named Bond Street, Gaya Street is where the locals and tourists alike gather on Sunday mornings for the flea market, one of the biggest in Malaysia. Most of the kopitiams lining up the street open early so those who want to have breakfast before hitting the market. Find the best of Sabahan handicrafts, locally made products, clothing, accessories, as well as unique produce and delicacies. All tour packages should include this destination!
- Petaling Street, Kuala Lumpur
One of the most popular tourist destinations, Petaling Street is featured in most tour packages to Kuala Lumpur. This street market that’s unlike any other is filled with hundreds of vendors selling imitation goods of various luxury brands, from Supreme to Louis Vuitton. Be prepared to haggle as the vendors are used to selling at tourist prices.
- Batu Ferringhi Night Market, Penang
Only two things should come to mind when one mentions Batu Ferringhi: beach and night market. Batu Ferringhi Night Market stretches along Jalan Batu Ferringhi and comprises hundreds of stalls offering everything from designer brand imitations to local delights and souvenirs. Some people just love to soak in the vibes even if they’re not looking for anything. Be sure that this night market is included in your tour package.