Jelutong night market unfolds like clockwork every Friday at 5pm, come rain or shine – nothing dampens the spirit of the vendors. It is one of the larger and more famous night markets, or pasar malam, in Penang, attracting sizeable crowds on the hunt for street food and knick-knacks, or just a fun evening out.
“The night market has been around for decades now,” says Batu Lanchang state assemblyperson Ong Ah Teong. The history of the market goes back to the early 1990s, although residents and night market enthusiasts reckon it’s been around for way longer.
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