Malaysia, Photo Friday

Photo Friday #12: Malaysia

September 10, 2010
Jl Alor night market, Malaysia

Jl Alor night market, Malaysia

At dusk, Kuala Lumpur’s Jalan Alor is a frenzy of stall-holders setting up their restaurants for the night. Formerly KL’s red light district, Jalan Alor is a long stretch of street stalls and restaurants selling all kinds of Southeast Asian fare. It’s a world away from Bukit Bintang’s megamalls, which are only around the corner.

It can be an intimidating experience, but the easiest way to pick a stall is to follow the crowd and have a look at the picture menus a tout will eagerly proffer for your perusal.

The food is fresh and tasty, and a huge stir-fry and a drink won’t cost more than $3 or so.

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2 Comments

  • Reply Casey Friday September 10, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    I love the photo! Also, a meal for under $3 goes to prove the perennial fact that long-term travel is not as expensive as people think it is – especially when you start your journey by leaving the US.

    Thanks for this!

    • Reply Megan September 12, 2010 at 8:50 am

      Thanks for the compliment!

      And yep, food is definitely one way you can save money while travelling, along with staying in hostels and budget guesthouses. And if you're staying in a place with a kitchen, you can even self-cater for next to nothing.

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