Some of Kuala Lumpur’s best shopping—and eating—happens at night, at the city’s pasar malam, or night markets. Many locals come to Masjid India Night Market for cheap clothing and accessories. Most foreigners visit to enjoy the excellent Malay, Chinese, and Indian street foods, washed down with a dose of people watching.
Masjid India Night Market is easy enough to visit independently: English is widely spoken in Kuala Lumpur, and the market is close to an LRT station. There’s no charge to enter and explore the market. You might find the Masjid India Night Market on the itinerary for Kuala Lumpur night-market tours or evening tours, but it’s more of a spot that you visit to soak up the atmosphere.
Things to Know Before You Go
While it’s standard to bargain for goods in Kuala Lumpur markets, haggling over food isn’t done.
Masjid India Night Market is much less touristy than Petaling Street Market, so you shouldn’t need to bargain as hard.
The night market can get both hot and crowded—it’s no place for those who value personal space.
How to Get There
Masjid India Night Market occupies Lorong Tuanku Abdul Rahman alley, between Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman and Masjid India mosque. Catch the LRT to Bandaraya (Ampang or Sri Petaling lines) or take a 10-minute taxi ride from Kuala Lumpur city center.
When to Get There
The Masjid India Night Market runs each Saturday evening from 5pm to 11pm. Come around opening time to experience the market when it’s quieter. The market is at its liveliest and most crowded from about 8pm to 10pm.
Kuala Lumpur’s Night-Market Scene
Kuala Lumpur is home to a range of bustling night markets. Jalan Alor in Bukit Bintang is a street-food mecca, while Petaling Street Market in Chinatown draws international visitors for its bootleg goods and Chinese eats. Kampung Baru Night Market, which runs every Saturday night, majors in Malay goods.