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Cherating

Cherating is the only real backpacker hub at the east coast of the peninsula on the mainland. Offering plenty of affordable chalets and a relaxed atmosphere, it is good place to stop for a night or two on the way up or down the east coast. The beach itself is not that spectacular and misses the palm directly at the beach. But it has a good vibe and few things you can do like taking a tour or renting a kayak up the river into the mangroves. There is also an active surfer scene when the waves are right. Cherating is located about 30km or 1h by local bus north of Kuantan.

Johor Bahru

Johor Bahru is the state capital of the state of Johor and the second largest metropolitan area in Malaysia. Most tourists don't stop here and just pass through the city on their way to or out of Singapore. JB is a major local transportation hub however. Since it is just across the causeway from Singapore, some travellers use it as a hub to visit Singapore from here (lower accommodation prices) or to board the train, bus or airplane.

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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

map and location of Imbi Market / Pasar Bukit Bintang



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