As much as you tell yourself that an outing to the mall will only be for window shopping, it’s inevitable that unnecessary toys and snacks will be bought. An excursion to the local pasar malam or night market allows for more pocketfriendly indulgences. Popular markets that take place on the weekends in KL are Pasar Malam Setia Alam (Saturday), Pasar Malam Taman Megah (Sunday) and the Bangsar night market (Sunday).
The night market at Setia Alam, which surpasses Taman Connaught’s night market as the country’s longest pasar malam at 2.4 kilometres, is a onestop spot for cheap food, clothing, electronics, trinkets and more. Taman Megah’s market, on the other hand, might not offer as much selection, but is more comfortable to browse given the smaller crowd. The Bangsar market is apparently more expensive and smaller, but is still a great option for buying cheap fruits and vegetables, local desserts and kuih and the usual useless bits kids always seem to sniff out. What better way to pass the weekend than snacking on crispy apom while absorbing the sights and sounds of a typical local night market?
Be sure to carry small change! Markets open from 4-10pm.