A visit to an Ipoh night market (or pasar malam) is a golden opportunity to sample local fare and street food. Or try your hand at bargaining with the locals!
You can find all sorts of things at the night markets besides food. From household items, electrical goods, souvenirs, shoes, toys and more.
With the exception of Gerbang Malam night market in Ipoh New Town, there’s a different night market location every day of the week in Ipoh!
Table Of Contents:
- Ipoh Night Markets Schedule
- Saturday & Sunday
- Other Ipoh Night Markets To Check Out
Ipoh Night Markets Schedule
The night markets open in the evening. Usually from 6:30pm right on to 10:30pm!
For those that want to see more of the local culture, these can be interesting places to visit in Ipoh at night!
|Day Of The Week||Night Market|
Ipoh Night Markets On Monday
1. Pasar Malam Gunung Rapat
Somewhere around Ampang and close to Gunung Rapat:
Is this authentic local market! Very lively with plenty of street food to try at reasonable prices! This is one of the largest night markets in Ipoh.
If it’s not raining, there can be more than 100 stalls here!
It opens earlier than most other markets in Ipon and most of the vendors are Chinese.
Good sold here:
- Taiwanese snacks
- Fresh vegetables – uncooked groundnuts cost RM7 for 1kg
- Local fruit – Mangosteen (3kg for RM10), Duku Langsat (2kg for RM10), Pulasan (2kg for RM10), etc
- Household items
- Multicultural food
Ipoh Night Markets On Tuesday
2. Ipoh Garden East Night Market (Or Pasar Malam Taman Ipoh Timur)
At Ipoh Garden East before Tambun area:
Is another predominantly Chinese-run night market with lots of Chinese food to try and things to see.
If you like stinky tofu, you will find that here! And an unusual version of tofu – black tofu!
Finding parking is not difficult even though this market can be pretty crowded!
Ipoh Night Markets On Wednesday
3. Bercham Night Market
Bercham Night Market may be a small Chinese night market, but you can still find the usual pasar malam wares for sale here:
- Coconut juice and other beverages
- Ready-made food
- Dry food and snacks
- Seasonal fruit
- Electronic accessories and gadgets
Ipoh Night Markets On Thursday
4. SPPK Night Market (SPPK Pasar Malam)
Open every Thursday night, SPPK Night Market has stalls selling delicious local food like laksa, fried chicken, satay, apong balik, fried raddish and more!
You can find many beverages too:
- Bubble tea
- Calamansi juice
- Sugarcane juice
- Fresh coconut
As with the other night markets, you can buy random items like mobile accessories, household items and clothing too.
The place is thriving during Chinese New Year!
5. Pasar Malam Bandar Baru Menglembu
Pasar Malam Bandar Baru Menglembu is a typical night market that caters to the local residents – who are mostly Malay in this area.
You can try local snacks here like fried jackfruit (or cempedak), sweet potato as well as apong balik!
There are stalls selling fresh produce like sweet corn and other things like beauty products!
Ipoh Night Markets On Friday
6. First Garden Night Market (Pasar Malam Taman Pertama)
First Garden Night Market is easily the largest pasar malam in Ipoh with around 200 stalls.
The bustling market has a huge selection of made-to-order food stalls. The assam laksa stall in the middle by the sugarcane drink stall is highly commendable!
It’s easy to spend RM20-RM40 here just on food and beverages!
Other items you can find here:
- Drink stalls (but no fresh coconuts)
- Electrical gadgets like mobile accessories
- Fried finger food
- Fruit and vegetables
Ipoh Night Markets On Saturday & Sunday
7. Gerbang Malam Ipoh
Open every night, this open-air flea market attracts tourists staying in hotels at Ipoh New Town and Ipoh Old Town.
With Chinese restaurants like Lou Wong and Tuck Kee close to the night market, it’s not surprising that people come over for a look after dinner.
There are stalls selling:
- Sport shoes
- Mobile phone accessories
Tip: Peak time to visit is 9pm when all the shops have fully set up.
Other Ipoh Night Markets To Check Out
Food Truck Garden Bulatan Amanjaya
If you’re looking for international halal food, this is the place to check out!
Food to try:
- Char kuay teow
- Grilled chicken chop
- Lamb chop
- Nasi goreng (local-style fried rice)
- Smoked duck spaghetti
Popular stalls to watch out for are Konda Kondi and Meltshack.
The food trucks and live music provide a different sort of ambiance from the typical night markets in Ipoh!
Tip: Not advisable to go on a rainy day. A bit pricey.
Ipoh Walk Night Bazaar (CLOSED)
At the end of 2017, there was a new giant night market – supposedly the largest ever in Malaysia! And right in Ipoh complete with a car park, free WiFi, toilet facilities and a surau.
It made quite a stir as the management claimed that it would have 300 food stalls and at least 400 more selling other products and services.
They even went through the trouble of screening through food vendors to ensure that they were halal.
Unfortunately despite a promising start, the market didn’t last and is now permanently closed.
There are many Ipoh night markets. Regardless of which day of the week it is, there is always at least one that you can check out!
On the safe side, you can visit Gerbang Malam night market in Ipoh New Town as it is open every day!
But the markets that locals go to tend to be in residential areas which are further out from town!