Origin: Malay – it means Night market/bazaar.
Pasar Malam is a common sight in the heartlands estates in Singapore. Not necessarily just restricted to the night, it can be operational during the day; but at night will see its peak.
This is like a bazaar/pop-up stalls where one can find street food as well as merchandise to purchase. Pasar Malam is usually not a permanent fixture as it moves across different estates and is unlikely to exceed a month. The appearances of Pasar Malam are very common during school holidays and major festivals.
Xiao Ming to his football kakis: Eh guys, later after training we go Pasar Malam jalan jalan and eat our favourite junk food??? Steady boh?? Don’t say I bo jio..