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Night Markets have been around for decades in Langkawi, Malaysia, and take this from the experience, these markets are the best. Some may even ask where are the best night markets to visit in Langkawi. While staying in Langkawi for just under a month we had plenty of time to try some of the night markets and best places to eat on the island. Langkawi night markets are not just popular for shopping but also for sampling many different types of Malay food. It’s normally priced between RM1 and RM9(.25 USD-2.26USD). You can say, these Langkawi markets are the best and cheapest place to get authentic local dishes. For us, it was an experience in itself. You can expect to see many friendly locals, expats, and tourists walk through the colorful stalls and sampling amazing local dishes. Hopefully, this article will shed some light based on personal experiences in these markets.
To help you learn all about the markets, here we present a guide to the Langkawi night markets schedule for each day in Langkawi.
Table of Contents
- 1 Monday – Ulu Melaka Market
- 2 Tuesday – Kedawang Night Market
- 3 Wednesday – Kuah Night Market
- 4 Thursday – Temoyong Night Market
- 5 Friday – Air Hangat Night Market
- 6 Saturday – Bayas Night Market
- 7 Sunday – Padang Matsirat Night Market
- 8 Langkawi Nightlife
Monday – Ulu Melaka Market
Mondays are often considered boring. But it’s not when you are in Langkawi. Ulu Melaka Market is one of the best places to visit in Langkawi. Observed every Monday, this Langkawi market offers a wide range of delicious food. While relishing the delectable street food in Langkawi, you can also look to mingle with the friendly locals. Here you would be amazed to see how hundreds of stalls compete to produce the best and delectable dishes. Since the market is known to offer some mind-boggling dishes, expect to wait for a few minutes in the queue. The best thing about this market is that the food offers here are not at all pricey, in fact, they are cheap. Wok-fried noodles and grilled or fried meats are the best delicacies to try here. Along with food, you can also expect to buy some clothes and souvenirs here at Ulu Melaka Market. If the clothing and souvenir stalls have something of your taste, you can buy it or you can just explore these stalls. This operation of Langkawi market time is from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM, every Monday.
2, Taman Wawasan Indah, Kampung Padang Gaong, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia.
Tuesday – Kedawang Night Market
Kedawang Night Market is one of the most popular markets in Langkawi. Observed every Tuesday, the market has plenty to offer to food connoisseurs. If you are a big-time food lover, then you cannot afford to ignore this interesting tourist place in Langkawi. For foodies, it offers a gamut of stalls selling a wide array of finger-licking delicacies. From chicken satay to fish skewers to nasi variants, you can savor the taste of the end number of dishes. Such is the compelling charm of Kedawang Night Market in Langkawi for food lovers that neither the cacophony of this place nor the crowd stops them to relish the food. Kedawang Night Market is also known to offer the most tempting refreshing drinks to beat the humid of the place. Also, you should try some ripe mangoes. The market also sells a wide range of fruits and vegetables that you can look to bring your hotel or apartment. The fruits and vegetables here are quite cheap. If you don’t want to visit the place amidst the heavy crowd, then consider visiting in the early hours of the market. The operation of this popular Langkawi night market time is from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM.
Kampung Chenek Kura, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia
Wednesday – Kuah Night Market
An interesting fact related to Kuah Night Market is that it is the largest of its kind on the island. The best thing about this market is that the market not only gives you a chance to visit it every Wednesday but every Saturday as well. For us, it was the perfect place to spend our shopping cash on little temptations that we loved here. From native products to colorful toys to clothes to wallets, there are plenty of things to take home from this popular Saturday and Wednesday night market in Langkawi. However, I suggest you take a bag with enough space with you while visiting this market. Shopping isn’t only interesting to do here. There are hundreds of food stalls selling delectable fares ranging from coconut pancakes, satay kebabs, and much more. However, I would recommend you to taste a bit of everything you could. Langkawi Kuah Night Market
Wednesday and Saturday
5:30 PM to 10:00 PM.
Thursday – Temoyong Night Market
From your Thursday’s itinerary, spare a few hours in the evening for a sightseeing tour of Temoyong Night Market. Even if you don’t want to buy anything, a food tour in Temoyong Night Market is still a not to miss thing here. However, if you are up for shopping, then you can expect to see a wide variety of products on sale like cellphones, clothes, sunglasses, accessories, bags, and whatnot. But, the key highlight of this one of the best night markets in Langkawi is the Malaysian street food. Your dinner scene on Thursday is all set at Temoyong Night Market. There are tons of street food stalls selling a wide array of delectable food to visitors. There are various kebab stalls selling the best taste in the region. Grilled fish and chicken are some options for all the meat lovers in Temoyong Night Market. There are also stalls offering tempting mango shakes and ice beverages with appealing colors. If you have a rental car, then consider visiting the place early in the hours because of the parking. Temoyong Night Market is observed every Thursday from 6 in the evening to 11 in the evening.
Kampung Lubok Buaya, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia
Friday – Air Hangat Night Market
Often spelled as Ayer Hangat Night Market, this Langkawi Friday market is one of the best places to visit in Malaysia. Despite being a market, Air Hangat Night Market offers you a slice of local culture which is quite interesting to know. Like any other night market in Langkawi, Air Hangat Night Market is also known to house tons of street food stalls selling delectable dishes to visitors. This is indeed the best place to enjoy an ultimate gastronomic experience. Even if you are not a big-time foodie, a visit to Air Hangat Night Market is a must thing to do as it also offers you insight into the local culture. There are stalls selling a wide variety of edibles including fruits, vegetables, and delicious dishes. What we loved the most here is the seafood which we strongly recommend you to try while on a food tour in Air Hangat Night Market. Nasi kerabu is one of the most famous dishes served in the market. Besides, there are also crackers, blue-colored rice served with meats, salad, and much more to enjoy. Just to let you know, Air Hangat Night Market has hundreds of food stalls, each offers a unique taste in their food. A single visit to this place isn’t enough to cover every aspect of this market in Langkawi. Hence, if you are staying for a longer period in Langkawi, you can consider visiting this market again.
5:00 PM to 10:00 PM.
Jalan Padang Gaong, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia
Saturday – Bayas Night Market
Bayas Night Market is yet another popular market which is also observed on every Friday. The best part about this market is that it is not as expensive as many markets in Langkawi. If you are on a budget vacation in Malaysia and want to relish the delectable Malaysian street food, then this is the perfect place for you to be. The market a gamut of deep/pan/stir-fried food for visitors to savor. There are also fresh fruit market stalls that are irresistible. You can take delight in the fresh-cut fruits such as tropical jackfruit. Three-layered matcha milk tea gives the best complement to these fresh-cut fruits. Here in Bayas Night Market, you can also expect to relish the taste of various local delicacies like that of nasi lemak, chicken satay, murtabak, stuffed pancake, and much more. Bayas Night Market has everything to offer you an ultimate food adventure in Langkawi.
Hours of operation
5:00 PM to 10:30 PM.
Kampung Perana, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia
Sunday – Padang Matsirat Night Market
Yet another popular landmark in Langkawi which remains dotted with oodles of people every Sunday is Padang Matsirat Night Market. Unlike any other night market, Padang Matsirat Night Market offers you a new sort of local vibe. The market is a local bazaar selling a wide range of delectable cuisine. Along with the food, you can also expect to see farmers selling a different type of produce. Not just this, there are also booths selling inexpensive watches, sunglasses, clothes, and various other accessories. This Sunday night market in Langkawi is the perfect place to go for shopping in the region. The market offers plenty of things that you would love to take back home. However, when it comes to food, the market has everything to treat you. There are preserved fruits that are must-try along with some other delectable delicacies like sausages on sticks and satay skewers. Do not forget to try the tempting soybean milk.
Sunday from 6 in the evening to 10 in the night.
Padang Matsirat, 07100 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia
By visiting the night markets in Langkawi on your Malaysia vacation, I assume somewhere you are looking for an ultimate nightlife experience. Hence, to make your night time in Langkawi even more amazing, here some more suggestions that you would love to do after the night market tour in Langkawi.
Pantai Cenang Beach Bars
Your nightlife tour in Langkawi cannot be completed without a visit to one of the bars. Pantai Cenang Beach is one of the best places to relax after a long-day sightseeing tour in Langkawi. But if you are still not tired and want to make the most of your night time, then there are plenty of bars to treat you in Pantai Cenang Beach. These bars are open daily. Unlike usual bars, Pantai Cenang Beach Bars are observed open-air with the gorgeous views of the Andaman Sea. You will get a colorful bean bag, a low table, and sunbeds for your comfort. Here you can also enjoy the beautiful fire show with a live band playing amazing music.
The Sunset Deck
Yet another best experience to relish in the night time in Langkawi can be relished at the Sunset Deck. Situated in Bon Ton Resort is a beautiful establishment offering a wide selection of wines, liqueurs, and cocktails along with some delectable beverages. But that is not the key highlight of this place. As the name itself suggests, the sunset deck offers an amazing view of the sun falling asleep. You can relish it while savoring the delectable delicacies and tempting drinks.
Bon Ton Resort Langkawi, Jalan Pantai Cenang
All days from 5:00 PM to 2:00 AM
Charlie’s Bar & Grill
Charlie’s Bar & Grill is an amazing hideout for all the nightcrawlers in Langkawi. This bar is known to serve some amazing range of cocktails and some other non-alcoholic beverages. While relishing your time at Charlie’s Bar & Grill, you can also enjoy a picturesque sunset view as it is an open-air restaurant and bar.
Royal Langkawi Yacht Club, Jalan Dato Syed Omar, Kuah, Langkawi
All days from 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Langkawi is one of those destinations in Malaysia that offers the ultimate nightlife time. There are more such amazing night experiences in Langkawi that surely need a separate blog post. However, I have mentioned the highly-recommended experiences in this post. I hope it will help you plan an amazing night tour in Langkawi.
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