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Pasar malams make great outings August 19, 2008

Posted by asianpixmen in Activities, Food, Malaysia, Miscellaneous, People, Places.

This pasar malam phenomenon started in Malaysia about three decades ago. Back in those days, there were small market traders who used to do their business in all corners of the town and villages, day or night, whenever it suited them.

These days, the pasar business has become a multi-million ringgit industry. In Petaling Jaya alone, there’s at least one pasar malam going on each day of the week.

Personally, I love pasar malams. It is that “discoverer” in me. You will never know what you may find at a pasar malam. And I have found quite a number of things I normally don’t have time for at pasar malams strewn across the various states of Malaysia.

The above pictures are of the Ijok pasar malam. It is not as grand as the one in PJ SS2 but for small town Ijok, it is more than okay.

Long live the pasar malam. It is one way of solving the scarce parking space at shopping complexes, and on top of that, you can bargain until somebody loses his or her temper!


1. voncook - August 19, 2008

In Penang, there is almost one every day – Combined or without (mainland and island).

The best part about it is that you can get real bargains and different varieties in there – Almost more than you can ask for!

Nice to see people appreciating that. Similar to pasar malam is also markets in Vietnam and Italy. You should also check them out.

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