8 Best Night Markets In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Updated 2024

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The streets of Kuala Lumpur are one of the best places for tourists looking for a chance to experience the true meaning of Malaysian culture. The mixture of locally made products, such as handicrafts, accessories, jewellery, fashion pieces, and fresh produce, can make anyone dizzy with excitement. Malaysia’s street markets are a great form of escape from the city’s commercialized buildings. Both locals and international tourists alike would flock the night markets’ outdoor bazaars. You know that these are worth it if people are going despite the atmosphere being hot and humid. So if you’re planning to make these night markets a big part of your KL vacation, make sure to stay in one of the best homestays or hotels with a rooftop pool to make the most of your time. Read on below to find the best night markets in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

1. Pasar Malam Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Posted by PASAR MALAM JALAN TAR on Sunday, July 13, 2014

Kuala Lumpur’s night markets offer both the locals and international tourists with an escape from the city’s commercialized shopping malls. With the Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, sometimes referred to by some as the Jalan TAR, you are offered with this kind of escape. It was known as the Grand Dame of Kuala Lumpur shopping. A number of established shops in Jalan TAR includes P.H. Henry, P. Lal, and G.S. Gill. You can shop from a wide selection of textiles, bags, imported leather products, sportswear, winter clothing, luggage, and so much more. If you are looking for a location where sellers and traders offer a variety of goods in the open air, Jalan TAR is your best bet.

Pasar Malam Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman

Address: Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, City Centre, 50100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Opening hours: Sat 5 pm - 10 pm

Website: Pasar Malam Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman

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Must Visit

My favorite shopping street is Petaling Street in Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia. It's always abuzz with activity from day till late at night.

Historically, Petaling Street is named after a tapioca mill on the same street in the 1800s. Today, it is the Chinatown of Kuala Lumpur. There is an eclectic mix of traditional street food with modern cafes, market stalls, and fruit grocers selling durian - Malaysia's King of Fruits.

Another attraction is an old cinema now transformed into a multi-level bookstore. It's also a great place to meet tourists from all over the world savouring the local cuisine by day and exploring the underground speakeasies by night.

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2. Pasar Malam Taman Connaught (from USD 108.0)

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Posted by Pasar Malam Taman Connaught on Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Night markets are known in Malaysia as Pasar Malam. The Taman Connaught Market is one of the highly sought-after Pasar Malams. So what makes the Taman Connaught Market stand out from the rest of the Pasar Malams? Well, for one, it offers some of the best Malaysian street food. Also, it is home to hundreds of stalls that will satisfy every individual’s shopping needs, so be sure to include visiting this place in your list of things to do at night. You can both snack and shop like a local at the Taman Connaught Market. This night market opens at around 5:30 in the evening which coincides with people finishing up on work. Indeed, the heat, humidity, and struggle of staying dry when it rains are all part of the local experience.

Pasar Malam Taman Connaught

Address: Jalan Cerdas, Taman Connaught, 56000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Opening hours: Wed 5 pm - 1 am

Website: Pasar Malam Taman Connaught

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Private Tour : "Lepak-Lepak" at Local Night Market & Mamak Stall

Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes

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3. OUG Pasar Malam

The OUG night market‘s aesthetic is quite similar to the Taman Connaught Market. However, one can notice that the crowd in the OUG night market is relatively smaller. Furthermore, it presents a more relaxed atmosphere so walking around at night will not be an issue. The OUG night market also offers a variety of food like beef satay, sushi, fish skin, salted egg squid, sea coconut, and so much more. While it may be difficult to access the OUG night market since it isn’t close to any train station, you can still ask to be dropped off at the Awan Besar station and just take a taxi to the OUG night market.

OUG Pasar Malam

Address: Taman OUG, 58200 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Opening hours: Thu 6 pm - 12 am

Website: OUG Pasar Malam

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4. Happy Garden Night Market

If you’re on solo travel, one of the best things to do alone is to visit the food night markets. The Pasar Malam Happy Garden is known for its food cart-filled streets. You get to actually experience long queues for foods like almond tong sui, groundnuts, green bean, char kuey teow or stir-fried rice cake strips, bubble tea, pearl tea, soya bean drinks, carrot cakes, and so much more. There is a wide array of Malaysian and Chinese food to try. A visit to the Pasar Malam Happy Garden provides you with a glimpse of how the locals love their street foods.

Pasar Malam Happy Garden

Address: Jalan Nyaman 1, Taman Bukit Indah, 58200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Opening hours: Sat 5 pm - 10 pm

Website: Pasar Malam Happy Garden

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5. Klang Lama Night Market

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The Klang Lama Night Market is one of the many flea markets in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. People would flock the streets of Klang Lama just to get a taste of the famous Taiwanese fried chicken chop. You can also find a variety of stalls selling fresh fruits, ice blended pearl teas, bubble teas, noodles with curry pork, rice, meehon, and so much more. For desserts, you can experience some mouth-watering tasty crepes and chocolate cakes. Be sure to save up on some extra money because you’ll surely be spending a lot when you’re at the Klang Lama Night Market.

Klang Lama Night Market

Address: Klang Lama Night Market, Farmers Market, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Website: Klang Lama Night Market

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6. Sri Petaling Night Market (from USD 62.0)

Petaling Street
Source: Photo by Flickr user Rameez Sadikot used under CC BY-SA 2.0

If you are wondering what the buzz is all about when it comes to the night markets in Kuala Lumpur, the Sri Petaling Night Market can help answer that question. Nonetheless, one of the most sought after dishes at this particular night market is the Bingsu or Ice Snow. Locals have given the Sri Petaling Night Market the title of Best Night Market in the whole of Klang Valley.

Sri Petaling Night Market

Address: Sri Petaling, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Opening hours: Tue 5 pm - 11 pm

Website: Sri Petaling Night Market

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Kuala Lumpur 4-Hour Small-Group Street Food Night Walking Tour

Duration: 4 hours

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7. Jalan Alor Street Food Night Market (from USD 56.0)

Jalan Alor - Kuala Lumpur
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By visiting Jalan Alor, you get to experience true Malaysian street food complete with the overall experience of eating under the infamous, colourful, and oversized umbrellas. Food, clothes, toys, antiques, shoes, DVDs, CDs, textile – these are just some of the products you’ll encounter in the many night markets of Kuala Lumpur. The streets of Jalan Alor are located at the heart of Kuala Lumpur. It presents a change in perspective for the usual traveller. Jalan Alor was once known as a red light district; however, after some touch-ups, it has become a food haven for both locals and tourists alike.

Jalan Alor Night Market

Address: Jalan Alor, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Opening hours: 24 hours

Website: Jalan Alor Night Market

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Private Tour: Discover the Magic of Kuala Lumpur by Night

Duration: 2 hours

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8. Bangsar Baru Night Market (from USD 59.0)

The Bangsar Baru Night Market or the Bangsar “Sunday” Night Market attracts a large crowd for its super affordable products and services. Aside from the typical fresh produce offered at several night markets in Kuala Lumpur, you can also avail the delicious seafood options, flowers, and other local dishes during a food tour.

Bangsar Sunday Night Market

Address: Bangsar Baru, 59000 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Opening hours: Sun 5.30 pm - 11 pm

Website: Bangsar Sunday Night Market

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Duration: 3 hours

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Discovering the culture of Kuala Lumpur through night markets

To truly enjoy the culture of Kuala Lumpur, you must not limit your activities to things done during the day. Exploring the famous buildings and attractions is amazing, but the best of Kuala Lumpur doesn’t end when the sun goes down. At night, you can have a drink at The Skybar, you and your friends can take a stroll at the Merdeka Square, and above all, you can enjoy the delicacies of what Malaysia has to offer at the number of night markets in Kuala Lumpur.

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