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Top 6 bazaars and markets to check out at night in Johor Bahru

An array of food from recipes perfected over generations at tempting prices, fresh vegetables and fruits at bargain rates, unique blends of juices, clothing and accessories, and unusual trinkets keep enticing visitors to these night markets, a hive of activity and fascination you must explore.


Monday night KSL City Night Market

Opening in the evening on Mondays, this lively market stretches between two famous landmarks. The KSL City Mall and the Grand Paragon Hotel. The entire stretch of the road gets closed for traffic letting the throbbing crowds experience the market atmosphere to the fullest which is a much-enjoyed aspect of Desaru attractions. Feast your eyes on the variety of dumplings and savour their delicious goodness or try the Mee Chiam Kueh with the peanut fillings and many more mouthwatering delights at this market.


Rustic and bustling Bazaar Karat

Open from 6 pm till about 2 am, this night market is near Heritage Street. Savour flavour oozing Takoyaki filled with crab, fish, shrimp and chicken, barbequed sausages and other delightful street food to keep you sated and energized as you stroll along with crowds of people as often enjoyed by visitors from Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas. Don't fail to browse those stalls selling casual clothing, cargo pants, hipsters, trendy graphic tees and many more at this exciting bazaar.


Vibrant Taman Impian Emas Night Market

Jalan Impian Emas 3 to Jalan Impian Emas 5 is the stretch where you find the various mobile stalls set up by vendors from 5 pm onwards. This night market may be somewhat smaller, however, the wide road makes your experience of wandering through the stalls, zig-zagging across as your kids pull you towards their favourite hawker for a treat a more relaxed and enjoyable one. Savour the Dim Sum, Nasi Lamah, homemade bread and tofu amongst many other varieties of food from different cultures.


The tucked-away Night Market at Sentral Meldrum

This is a favourite haunt of locals and visitors who are foodies on the lookout for new dishes to titillate their taste buds. Located in proximity to JB Sentral and Causeway, this night market stands back from the main streets however that does not deter the foodies from making their way to this paradise of food. A hub of activity between 5 pm to midnight every day of the week, this night market also specializes in Malaysian Heritage food such as pulled noodles, oyster omelettes, and Ramly burgers among many other delightful dishes.


Colourful Taman Puteri Wangsa Pasar Malam

A trip down to Jalan Badik 16, 17,18 and 20 on Fridays gets you to this night market enticing visitors with an array of food options such as fried carrot cake, tummy-tingling satay, fried fish, chicken, roasted meat and Penang Laksa just to name a few. Vegetables and fruits are fresh and colourfully arranged making many locals visit this night market.


Pasar Malam Johor Jaya

Opened on Tuesday evenings from 5 pm to 9 pm, this unique market is close to Family Food Court in Mount Austin and is worth a visit. This market is known for the sweet snacks which are popular and fast-moving. They also have an array of savoury delights such as prawn fritters, Nasi lemak and Muah chee etc enticing the visitors to linger and enjoy the dishes.