Traditional Markets

Wet Markets

Traditional markets, also called wet markets, are a great source for fresh meats, fruits and vegetables, spices, and other basic local ingredients.  Best to shop here in the morning—the earlier the fresher.  There are three popular ones along Penang’s north coast.

  • Pulau Tikus (just south of the Police Station)
  • Tanjung Bungah (down the hill and to the left from Dalat Internationall School
  • Teluk Bahang (on the left as you come into town after the traffic roundabout).

In Georgetown, check out Chowrasta Market on Penang Road, or Campbell Street market at Campbell and Carnarvon.

In Batu Ferringhi, there is a morning market that does not have its own dedicated building.  It can be found in the parking lot behind the Mutiara apartment buildings, which is behind the Petronas and MacDonalds in Batu Ferringhi.

Also, check out the amazing street market that appears in the streets around Campbell on Saturday mornings.

Night markets

And check out the night food (and everything else!) markets that pop up in the evenings.  They start getting set up around sundown but don’t have much activity until 8:30pm.

  • Teluk Bahang every Monday night
  • Tanjung Bungah market every Tuesday night.
  • Batu Ferringhi market every Saturday night.