Faces of
Malaysia
Kuantan

Kuantan is the largest city of the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia with a population of about half a million. It is also the capital of the state of Pahang.

Kuantan is located about halfway between Singapore (to the south) and Kota Bahru (to the north). The city is situated at the coast of the South China Sea near the mouth of the Kuantan River. The city is not a major tourist destination, rather a stopover point for island destinations (Tioman, Redang, Perhentians, etc.) along the East Coast. From Kuantan you can also also reach the popular beach in Cherating in less than an hour with the local Bus.

Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is the capital and the largest city of Malaysia. Being a young city (founded only in 1857) it developed fast into a bustling metropolis of 1.5 million people (6 million including the satellite cities in the Klang Valley). Kuala Lumpur, or simply KL (as it is it called by Malaysians), literally means “muddy estuary” in Bahasa Malaysia. With good and cheap accommodation, great shopping and even better food in this multi-cultural melting pot, increasing numbers of travellers are discovering this little gem of a city.
Having been in the shadow of other big cities in the region like Bangkok and Singapore, KL was put back on the map for good with the opening the Petronas Twin Towers in 1997, until 2004 the highest and still one of the most impressive buildings in the world. Though, the sights are not what makes this city unique, it’s KL itself and it’s mixture of people and visitors.

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

Sahabat Guesthouse

Guesthouse / small hotel in an residential side street in Bukit Bintang, just behind the clubbing street Changkat Bukit Bintang

Step Inn Guesthouse

Guesthouse / hostel situated close to Pudu Sentral (Puduraya) bus terminal in a quite back road, halfway between Bukit Bintang and Chinatown

Attractions

Kampung Baru, Kuala Lumpur

Oldest malay residential area in KL with still authentic traditional Malay wooden houses and the the backdrop of the close-by downtown skyline

Pasar Malam Taman Connaught, Kuala Lumpur

This predominantly Chinese night market claims to be the longest in Malaysia. It is located alang Jalan Cerdas in Cheras, a part of KL southeast of the city center.

Attractions

Sri Mariamman Temple, Singapore

Singapores oldest and most important Hindu temple, right in the middle of Chinatown

The Habitat, Penang

The Habitat is a rainforest experience on top of Penang Hill with a guided nature walk, canopy and treetop walks.