Faces of
Malaysia
Kuching

Kuching is the capital of the East Malaysian state of Sarawak on Borneo. Kuching is the most populous city in the state of Sarawak and the fourth largest city in Malaysia. Kuching means “cat” in Malay.

Langkawi

Langkawi is an archipelago of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea, some 30 km off the mainland coast of northwestern Malaysia. The islands are a part of Malaysia’s Kedah state, but are adjacent to the Thai border. By far the largest of the islands is the eponymous Pulau Langkawi with a population of about 45,000. The island is a declared duty-free zone.

The peak season is from December to March when moonson at the eastcoast shuts down most of the Islands there (Perhentian etc.). This makes Langkawi a good island alternative during that time period. Generally though, Langkawi can be visited all year around.

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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

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Attractions
Attractions

Bird Park, Kuala Lumpur

The KL Bird Park is the one of the main attractions in the Lake Gardens park area and has the self-proclaimed largest free-flight walk-in aviary in the work.

Mangrove River Tour, Cherating

A must-do in Cherating is a boat tour into the mangrove forest. The guides are good in spotting various animals, includings snakes.