Faces of
Malaysia
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.

Taman Negara

Taman Negara National Park was established in Malaysia in 1938/1939 as the King George V National Park. It was renamed to Taman Negara after Independence, which literally means “national park” in Malay. The total area of Taman Negara is 4,343 km².

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Pasar Tani Mega, Taman Melawati

address: Lorong Serawak, Taman Melawati, 53100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Pasar-Tani-Mega-Taman-Melawati.jpg, Large weekend neighborhood market selling everything you need for the Malaysian kitchen fresh fruits, vegetables, fish, meat and snacks
the bustling wet market
Large weekend neighborhood market selling everything you need for the Malaysian kitchen fresh fruits, vegetables, fish, meat and snacks

Opening Times:
every saturday morning

How to get to Pasar Tani Mega:
The market is in Taman Melawati,  a neighborhood n the east of Kuala Lumpur. The best way to get the is by car / taxi.
We recommend joining the tour Pasar Tani - Malay Market Experience which brings you to this market, gives you information of the things you see and lets you try plenty of food
 

stall selling fresh chicken
stall selling fresh chicken


dried fish
dried fish


fresh vegetables
fresh vegetables everywhere


lemon grass, ginger flower
ginger, lemon grass, ginger flower - ingredients for Laksa


snacks
stall selling all kinds of snacks and chips

Pasar Tani Mega, Taman Melawati Tours:

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A variety of different tours in and around Kuala Lumpur giving you the chance to experience and learn more about the diverse malaysian food.

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price from:
RM160


Related Places

Pudu Market

Wet Market und Market for cheap items of all kinds, especially aquarium and hi-fi equipment along Jalan Pasar in the Pudu area.

Chow Kit

The area features a large Indonesian community, and more recently, a small African community. It has a daily wet market known as Bazaar Baru Chow Kit which is arguably the largest wet market in Kuala Lumpur. Chow Kit is also known for its red-light district as well as for its nightly gathering of transwomen.

Hotels in Kuala Lumpur

BackHome

Backpacker hostel near Masjid Jamek LRT station, located in a 2-storey shop house close to Chinatown

Pods The Backpackers Home

backpacker hostel in Brickfields, located within walking distance from KL Central, Kuala Lumpur's transportation hub

Attractions

Batu Caves, Kuala Lumpur

Limestone hill in the north of Kuala Lumpur with a series of caves and cave temples. They are a sacred place for Hindus in Malaysia and the location of the famous Thaipusam celebrations at the end of January attended by up to one million devotees.

Kuala Lumpur City Gallery, Kuala Lumpur

The KL City gallery, located in a historical building from 1899 at Merdeka Square, is a free information centre of the history, present and future of Kuala Lumpur including the ARCH work and gift shop. You can also rent bicycles from here.

Attractions

Semenggoh Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, Kuching

centre to rehabilitate orang-utans and other animals that have been injured, orphaned or illegally cages.

Jalan Kota / Coronation Park, Melaka

A street full of museums and the adjacent Coronation Park with a displayed first airplane of the Malaysian airforce