Something for Everyone at the Jelutong Night Market

By Rebecca Vega

August 2018 FEATURE
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Young and old participate at the Jelutong night market.
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.Curios for the curious.“The night market has been around for decades now,” says Batu Lanchang state assemblyperson Ong Ah Teong. The history of the market goes...

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Rebecca Vega

is an editor, writer, embroidery enthusiast, and bibliophile. Her current writing projects explore our relationship with mental health, social media, and the social landscapes of Gen-Z. She is also managing plant parenthood with hopes to expand her green family soon.