Air Putih Market

Air Putih Market is a small alfresco market located in Jalan Air Putih catering to the neighbourhood of this area in Air Itam, Penang. It opens daily early in the morning. The vendors setup their stalls along the service road of Jalan Air Putih in front of Seng Hin store, Restoran Keat Seng and Restoran Golden City. Beside it are the Thean Sean Food Court and the Reservoir Garden Hawker Arcade, located at junction of Jalan Air Itam.

There are stalls selling fresh vegetables, seafood, fish, chicken, eggs and meat. You can also find newspapers, clothes, toys and housewares. Some vendors use their trucks or lorry to showcase their merchandise. The vendors usually pack up before noontime.

In the Restoran Golden City, you can enjoy local foods like wan tan mee, Hokkien mee, loh mee, pan mee, and Vietnam food. It is open in the morning, so it’s good to stop over for a hearty meal before or after shopping for your fresh produce.

In the Reservoir Garden Hawker Arcade, there are stalls selling ikan bakar, fish meat Hokkien char, fish meat fried beehoon, laksa, yong tau foo, fish head porridge, roasted chicken wing and more. The hawkers are closed in the morning, and opens only later in the day. Other establishments found in the area are minimart, polyclinic, the Bank Simpanan Nasional Air Itam among others.

Along Lorong Air Putih, you can find another restaurant, the Da Jie Xi Café that is also open in the morning. There are food stalls parked on the roadside in the morning. With so many restaurants and hawker centres in a small area, you can tell that this place is popular for food hunters.

On the other side of the street, there is a mini store selling grocery items, the Pasar Mini Sin Hoo Eng. You can also find there the Taman Sri Idaman Apartment and a Chinese shrine.

Formerly known as Ayer Puteh, the name Air Putih means “white water” which describes the water flowing from the Air Putih river. The river has clear waters compared to the darker water in Sungai Air Itam. Jalan Air Putih is the main access road to Reservoir Garden and Taman Ria, the housing estates developed in the 1960s and 1970s respectively. The Air Putih area was developed earlier in the 1950s.

How to get to Air Putih Market?

You may take Rapid Bus Penang Bus No 201 or 502, and alight at Sri Adaman Apartment or opposite Shell Petrol Station, depending on where you are coming from. Walk toward Jalan Air Putih. The market is on the right.

If you are driving from George Town, Jalan Air Putih is accessible via Jalan Dato Keramat or via Jalan Scotland, heading toward Jalan Air Itam.

Nearby Sights and Properties

• Restoran Golden City
• Restoran Keat Seng
• Reservoir Garden Bapstish Church
• Kek Lok Si Temple
• All Seasons Place
• Sekolah Menengah Jenis Kebangsaan Chung Ling

Address: Jalan Air Putih, Taman Ria, 11500 Ayer Itam, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia