Chai Leng Park market
A bustling hub for community needs
Lively and bustling, this is the main hive in Prai where marketers, housewives and neighbourhood shoppers mingle and parley every morning over the prices of everyday wares and necessities. Located off Jalan Kurau, the spacious forty-year old complex features rows upon rows of shops and cubicles brimming with fresh vegetables, spices, seafood, frozen foodstuffs, tropical fruits and much more.
Beside the wet market section is an arcade of shops selling an assortment of items like newspapers, journals, toiletries, flowers, traditional medicine, ointments, spicy crackers and preserved titbits. Beyond these, on the far side of the market building, is the food corridor where hawkers serve refreshments and local food delicacies.
The main building is complemented by a small open-air roadside bazaar set up along its margin where retailers peddle their wares under a line of tarpaulin canopies in the mornings. Here one finds a veritable supermarket with items such as plastic wares, kitchen utensils, jeans, t-shirts, pyjamas, traditional biscuits, movie and music CDs, and small electrical appliances. A ‘pasar malam’ or night market is also held here on a periodic basis.