A Beginner’s Guide To A Pasar Malam (Night Market) In Singapore

29 September 2016

It’s one of the highlights of Singapore after dark. 

I can genuinely say my heart jumps for joy when I see a pasar malam (“Night Market” in Malay). These local temporary pop-up event peddle everything from tech accessories to cheap clothing and guilty pleasures in the form of sloppy burgers, fried oreos, and other indulgent food.

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These markets started in Singapore in the mid-1950s before the modern conveniences of heartland malls came along. Today, they typically operate at the location for about 15 to 20 days before moving to a different vicinity.

Never been to one? Here are some things you can expect at a pasar malam

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