The places to shop, barter and mingle with locals.
A night out on the town for many locals still involves a visit to a bustling pasar malam (street market), where the focus is more about people watching than shopping for socks or scarves. The predominantly Malay street food is excellent at the markets, and the beer is ice cold. The market on Jalan Raja Muda (formerly a Saturday night market) is a highlight, although Jalan Petaling in Chinatown closes itself to traffic nightly and remains a local favorite.
Kampung Bahru Pasar Minggu, or Sunday Market, is in fact a top spot on Saturday nights, with action going into the early hours of Sunday morning. If you want to pick up a treasure, check out the designer watches, earthen pots, embroidered songkets, prayer books and Malay baskets.