7 Best Night Markets In Langkawi, Malaysia

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If you’re up for some nighttime hunt, a visit to the night markets is surely a must-do thing when temples, museums, and other attractions are already closed for public viewings. Cutting out the traffic, the stall of merchandisers all over the district attract locals and tourists alike in a busy road for products that are sold at discounted prices. Whether you are up for fresh produce, street foods, native products, and other unique items, a “Pasar Malam” (night market) in Langkawi, Malaysia, can always live up to your shopping cravings. Find the best place to stay, practice your haggling technique, and check out this list of night markets in Langkawi!

1. Pekan Kuah Night Market

Spend your petty cash for the little temptations in this night market located near the Kuah Jetty. Ranging from colorful toys, wallets, native products, and cheap clothes, you will definitely need a big eco bag to put all the items in one place. Take advantage of the mouth-watering yet cheap foods and grab a bite of satay kebabs and coconut pancakes for some late dinner after moving around the stalls looking for great finds. For a real buzz of local culture, grab a little of everything to get the best experience and continue to move on with your shopping for more items.

Pekan Kuah Night Market

Address: Lencongan Putra 3, Kuah, 07000

Operating Hours: Wednesday & Saturday (5:30pm - 10pm)

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2. Ayer Hangat Night Market

A tasty slice of local culture, Ayer Hangat Night Market is packed with Malaysian and Thai street foods that tourists who are looking for a gastronomic getaway, shouldn’t miss. Satiate your taste buds with seafood dishes, fruits, and vegetables without spending tons of money in this haven of local cuisines. Forget your prejudice for Asian food and enjoy eating nasi kerabu which is blue-colored rice served with meats, crackers, and salad. Make an imaginary map in your head as soon as you see the endless rows of stalls to make sure that you’ll be able to drop by in each store offering different treats.

Ayer Hangat Night Market

Address: Jalan Padang Gaong, 07000

Operating Hours: Friday (5pm - 10pm)

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3. Kedawang Night Market

Unleash the glutton in you on Tuesday night with the wide array of delicious food that you can taste in Kedawang Night Market. Spanning from fish skewers, chicken satay, and nasi variants, you can’t help but have an affordable hot dinner even with the humid atmosphere and the ecstatic crowd. Don’t forget to buy a refreshing drink and have some ripe mangoes that you can bring back to your hotel for the fruits and vegetables in this night market are extremely cheap. If you want to experience it with less crowd, visit early to enjoy watching your food prepared before your eyes and served hot from the pan.

Kedawang Night Market

Address: Kampung Chenek Kura, 07000

Operating Hours: Tuesday (5pm - 10pm)

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4. Padang Matsirat Night Market

Located in the parking lot for the Field of Burnt Rice (Beras Terbakar), a popular landmark in Langkawi, Padang Matsirat Night Market gives a new kind of local vibe in this part of the town. Transforming into a lively bazaar of local cuisine, farmers selling their produce, booths packed with inexpensive sunglasses, watches, clothes, and other accessories, locals and tourists alike enjoy this one-night event on Sundays. Have a little of everything from soybeans drink, preserved fruits, sausages on sticks, and satay skewers to make sure that you can enjoy all the local flavors you might not have the chance to taste in other places.

Padang Matsirat Night Market

Address: Kampung Padang Mat Sirat, 07100

Operating Hours: Sunday (6pm - 10pm)

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5. Ulu Melaka Night Market

Fill your Monday with the wonderfully diverse and delicious range of food available in this night market while having the chance to mingle with locals at the same time. With many stalls competing to produce the best offering, have the patience to queue for stalls with patrons to make sure that you’ll get yourself the best serving of food at an unbelievably cheap price. The grilled or fried meats and wok-fried noodles are large mainstays in this market but there are also a few stalls that sell clothes and souvenirs that can suit your liking so take the time to explore the stalls in between your food tasting.

Ulu Melaka Night Market

Address: Taman Wawasan Indah, Kampung Padang Gaong, 07000

Operating Hours: Monday (5pm - 9pm)

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6. Bayas Night Market

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

Though not as expansive as the one happening in Kuah, Bayas Night Market can still stuff you with pan/deep/stir-fried foods and fresh farmers’ produce at a very low rate. Satisfy your food curiosity and grab a bite of the local delicacies offering by the hawkers ranging from chicken satay, nasi lemak, and stuffed pancake called murtabak. Delight your taste buds with fresh-cut fruits like the tropical jackfruit and wash it down with a three-layered matcha milk tea for a complete food adventure. Might as well order something for take-out for you will definitely crave for some more once you reach your hotel room or Airbnb vacation rental.

Bayas Night Market

Address: Kampung Perana, 07000

Operating Hours: Friday (5pm - 10:30pm)

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7. Temoyong Night Market

Spend hours looking for great finds in this night market with over a hundred makeshift stall selling products like clothes, cellphone accessories, wallets, sunglasses, bags, and the star of the night - Malaysian street food. Don’t bother about having your dinner in the restaurant for you can find delicious food at a very cheap price in this Langkawi’s night market. Give in to temptation and order a kebab in a wrap, grilled fish and chicken, and nasi goreng that you can wash down with a cup of mango shake or any colored-ice beverage. If you’re going to drive your own car, make sure to arrive early for the parking lot tends to get full as early as 5:30 pm.

Pasar Malam Temoyong

Address: Kampung Lubok Buaya, 07000

Operating Hours: Thursday (6pm - 11pm)

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Authentic night experience in Langkawi

2014-02-05 Pasar Malam
Source: Photo by user evelynquek used under CC BY 2.0

Forget the use of cutlery for the night markets in Langkawi tend to let you practice the “finger-licking goodness” while eating the mouth-watering delicacies. Even with no proper seating for customers, you will definitely enjoy your food tasting while doing shopping for non-food items. If you can help it, think of mother nature and try to bring your own eco-bag for shopping items because night markets in Langkawi normally pack food and other product in styrofoam and plastic.

Make the most of your vacation in Langkawi by trying some water sports and discovering non-touristy things to do.

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