In most large towns in Malaysia, a common feature is the 'Pasar Malam', very
popular especially with housewives.
You will find 'Pasar Malams' in various parts of the town on different
nights. The 'Pasar Malam' has a carnival atmosphere. It is held at night,
out in the open, with a wide range of items for sale, from farm produce such
as vegetables, eggs, freshly slaughtered chicken and fruits to fish, plastic
ware, shoes, articles of clothing, household requirements, and, to the
delight of garden lovers, pots of beautiful plants to choose from. They
include roses, chrysanthemums, orchids, petunias, ferns and seedlings of
Of course, you can always find food-stalls selling all kinds of eatables
which Malaysians indulge in. The wide
variety offered at a 'Pasar Malam', coupled with the attraction that its
site is within walking distance, and that the whole family can
take a stroll after dinner to purchase the
needs of each member, does make family outings
a pleasant and an enjoyable affair.