Faces of
Malaysia
Cameron Highlands

Cameron Highlands is a highland region located about 20 km east of Ipoh and about 150 km north of Kuala Lumpur in Pahang, Malaysia. At 5,000 ft (1,500 m) above sea level it is the highest area on the mainland, and enjoys a cool climate, with temperatures no higher than 25C and rarely falling below 12C year round. The area is popular for it’s tea plantations and jungle walks.

Ipoh

Ipoh is the apital of the state of Perak and the fourth largest city of peninsular Malaysia with a population of 760,000 (Metro area: 1.4 Mil). It is scenically located amoung karst limestone hills in the Kinta Valley, about 2 1/2 hours north of Kuala Lumpur. The city is somehow forgotten by most travellers in Malaysia, however it has a lot to offer with many colonial buildings and shophouses (it used to be a very rich city around the turn of the 19th century due to tin mining) and the nature (hills, caves) around. Among Malaysians it is known for good food like the popular Ipoh Chicken Rice.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Imbi Market / Pasar Bukit Bintang

address: Pasar Baru Bukit Bintang, Jalan Melati, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Imbi_Market-Pasar-Bukit-Bintang-Kuala-Lumpur.jpg, popular morning wet market and hawker center in Imbi, or short walk from Jalan Bukit Bintang, with variety of Chinese hawker stalls serving food from breakfast to lunch time
popular morning wet market and hawker center in Imbi, or short walk from Jalan Bukit Bintang, with variety of Chinese hawker stalls serving food from breakfast to lunch time

hawker area
the busy food court / hawker center area of the market


The official name of the market is "Pasar Baru Bukit Bintang" but it is commonly known as "Imbi Market".

How to get to Imbi Market
The market can be reached within a few minutes walk from anywhere near Jalan Bukit Bintang.
The closest Monorail station is "Bukit Bintang". From the it is 10-15min walk to the market.
 

Nearby Construction
As of July 1 2014, the roads immediate to the south of of market will be permanently  closed to make way for the massive construction of the International Financial District. According to the construction plans the roads leading up to Pasar Baru Bukit Bintang will not be affected by the 30ha development. (newspaper article here)
 

Razak Exchange Construction
the construction of the Razak Exchange and the Pasar Rakyat MRT station (expected start of operation in 2016) will drastically change the surrounding of the market (photo taken 02/2014)

Ah Weng Koh Hainan Tea
The most popular stall at the market is Ah Weng Koh Hainan Tea which is known for the classic Kopitiam breakfast of Hainanese coffee, kaya toasts and soft-boiled eggs.


half-boiled eggs
a slice of bread with butter and kaya (bottom left corner) and half-boiled egg


busy market


clothes stall
clothes stall
 

fruits
the wet market hall offers besides meat and fish also fruits ...


vegetables
... vegetables ...


chinese ingedients
... and other stalls like this one selling chinese cooking ingredients


Popiah
food stall selling Popiah (Malaysian style spring rolls)


Yang Tau Foo Curry Chi Cheong Fun
stall selling Yang Tau Foo

 

tree
the entrance Jalan Melati Imbi under beautiful giants trees



Related Places

Imbi

old residential area with a significant Chinese population near Bukit Bintang with many popular Chinese restaurants and food stalls

Hotels in Kuala Lumpur

The Explorers Guesthouse

Hostel / Guesthouse near Central Market and Chinatown

Fernloft KL @ Chinatown

Hostel near Central Market and Chinatown, branch of Fernloft group of hostels Singapore

Attractions

Ampang Lookout Point, Kuala Lumpur

TheLookout point along on the hills of Ampan at the eastern edge of the city offers a magnificent views over the entire city with a few roadside food stalls after the closure of the former restaurant and lookout area.

Zoo Negara, Kuala Lumpur

Zoo Negara (National Zoo) is major zoological park in the north-east of Kuala Lumpur. The park is managed by a non-governmental organization known as the Malaysian Zoological Society.

Attractions

Pulau Perhentian Kecil, Perhentian Islands

The small (=kecil) island. With plenty of low-priced accommodation the island is a backpackers favorite and can get quite crowded at peak season on Long Beach.

Church of St. Francis Xavier, Melaka

Neo-Gothic Catholic church on Jalan Laksaman in the historical city center. The Church was built in 1856 by the Paris Foreign Missionary in honour of St. Francis Xavier, a prominent 16th-century Catholic missionary.