A Makeover for Batu Lanchang Market


Renovation works are ongoing for one of the island’s unique markets.

When one thinks of Batu Lanchang, its famous market comes to mind. Batu Lanchang Market opened for business in 1986, and was inaugurated in July the same year by the then prime minister, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

In the beginning, the market was open throughout the day, but it was not a success because most traders were already operating in other markets or places in the morning. Operating hours thus shifted to the afternoon till late evening, making it one of only two afternoon markets on the island. (The other is the Cecil Street Market.)

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