#JOM: Explore night markets in Sarawak

SARAWAK comes alive with adventure after sunset, offering an enchanting array of night markets that beckon visitors into a world of gastronomic delights, entertainment and rich cultural experiences.

These night markets are more than just places to shop and dine; they serve as vibrant hubs that bring communities together, immersing everyone in the unique tapestry of Sarawak's culture.

One of the gems of Kuching, the Metrocity Night Market in Petra Jaya is just a short drive from the city centre.

It opens its bustling gates from Wednesday to Saturday, 4pm to 12am.

This market is a favourite among locals and tourists alike.

It transforms into a lively showcase of local talents and traditional tunes on special occasions, adding an extra layer of cultural richness to the night.

Siniawan Night Market, nestled in the quaint town of Bau, is a photographer's dream.

Open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 4.30pm to 11pm, this market is renowned for its picturesque wooden townhouses, captivating wall graffities and zig-zag patterns of Chinese lanterns that create a magical ambiance.

As night falls, the lanterns illuminate the street, turning it into a culinary haven with stalls offering Bamboo Chicken, kueh, satay, kolo mee, laksa, grilled fish, barbeque chicken wing, ais kacang, rojak, char kueh and more.

Sibu Night Market, a longstanding institution since the 1960s, is a daily affair that opens from 5pm to 10pm.

Besides indulging in local delicacies like cakes, dim sum, pastries and the famed half-moon pancakes, visitors can also explore a variety of household items, collectibles and fashion pieces unique to Sibu.

Senadin Night Market, inaugurated in 2022 in Miri, operates from Tuesday to Sunday, 4pm to 12am.

A standout feature is its Muslim-friendly environment, with a clear division between halal and non-halal zones.

The market is a haven for barbeque enthusiasts, offering a variety of delights at 'rumah asap' barbeque stalls.

In Miri, the Saberkas Night Market, open from Tuesday to Sunday, 4pm to 9.30pm, is located near Taman Bulatan Miri and Boulevard Commercial Centre.

It stands out as a prime location for both locals and visitors.

Apart from shopping for local handicrafts and products, visitors can savour an array of culinary delights such as nasi lemak, murtabak, grilled chicken wings, apam balik, satay and colourful layered cakes.

These night markets are more than just culinary and shopping destinations; they are cultural melting pots that encapsulate the essence of Sarawak.

As Sarawak Tourism invites everyone to delve deeper into the state's food culture scene, these night markets promise an immersive journey into the heart of Sarawak's diverse and vibrant culture.

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