Are you craving for authentic Malaysian breakfast to kickstart your day? Head on to the Astaka Taman Tun Sardon. For locals, this is a well-known breakfast place to sample the food wonders of Penang. After a satisfying meal, head on to the wet market to shop for your fresh produce.
Taman Tun Sardon Market, previously known as Gelugor Market is a big marketplace and hawker centre serving the community surrounding Gelugor including the Taman Tun Sardon, Minden Heights and the Brown Garden.
Officially known as Pasar Awam & Balai Rakyat Taman Tun Sardon, the wet market is housed in the lower level of a two-storey building. The second level serves as a community hall that is suitable for organizing various events like weddings, gatherings and even for badminton.
The façade of the market is lined with shops selling clothing, apparel, toys, housewares and various sundry goods. Inside, there are sections for seafood, vegetables, fruits, chicken, beef, mutton, dry and canned foods and spices. They are properly labelled so it’s easy to locate them. As this is a halal market, there is no pork sold here.
You will be spoiled with a wide range of local Malay dishes at a fairly cheap price. One of the favourites here is the Nasi Lemuni, a type of Nasi Lemak with lemuni leaves. Another is the Peknga, a local pancake with the addition of sambal bilis tomato which gives a sour-sweet sambal. Another all-time popular, Serabai istimewa with sweet kaya gravy is a fluffy Malay-style pancake. Sandwich special in the Sri Adaman stall sells savoury sandwich filled with chunks of beef and topped with egg, also a crowd favourite. The long line of stalls gives you endless choices. Other local delights that you can find include tosai, chapatti, satay and nasi lemak among others. What’s more, you can enjoy your food while being entertained with live music by a couple belting out classic songs, sitting outside the food court.
Taman Tun Sardon is a big clustered locality of low-cost flats in Gelugor consisting mostly of five-storey blocks. Built in the 1980s, the area got its name from Tun Sardon Jubir, a former governor of Penang from year 1975 to 1981. Most of the vendors in the market are also from the area.
How to get to Taman Tun Sardon Market?
You may take any of the Rapid Penang Buses that pass by Hilir Pemancar including Bus No 206 and 302. Alight at or opposite SMK Gelugor in Jalan Hilir Permancar and walk about 7 minutes to the market.
If you are coming from KOMTAR, Taman Tun Sardon Market is accessible via Lebuhraya Tun Dr. Lim Chong and Lebuhraya Gelugor or via Jalan Masjid Negeri (Greenlane) and then to Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah. There is parking space in front of the market but it is usually full in the morning. You may park in the nearby streets or apartments.
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Pasar Taman Tun Sardon
Address: 363, Hilir Pemancar, Taman Tun Sardon, 11700 Gelugor, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia