Over the weekend, the food haven we all know and love, Jalan Alor, has become closed off to vehicles every day from 6pm to 3am. Yes, you read that right! You can now bid farewell to honking horns and pesky traffic and say hello to a pedestrian paradise of gastronomic delights.
For those unfamiliar, Jalan Alor is an iconic street in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It’s gained a legendary reputation for its vibrant atmosphere and mouthwatering street food. According to Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL), with this new vehicle restriction, the area transforms into a pedestrian mall every evening, enhancing safety and improving the experience for both diners and pedestrians.
With the absence of vehicles, you can leisurely wander around, browse the stalls, and choose your next culinary adventure. This is the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in the lively ambience of Jalan Alor, as you interact with friendly vendors and fellow food enthusiasts.
As you explore this pedestrian-only paradise, you will encounter a plethora of food stalls and open-air restaurants that will leave you spoilt for choice. From savoury satay skewers to fragrant noodle dishes, spicy curries to succulent grilled seafood, Jalan Alor has it all. Our favourite? The chicken wings at Wong Ah Wah! If you’re looking for something sweet, purveyors of coconut ice cream and durian-stuffed desserts abound.
To address any concerns about parking, fret not! There are plenty of nearby parking facilities available, allowing you to conveniently reach Jalan Alor and embark on your culinary odyssey. Just park your vehicle, step into the pedestrian zone, and let the enticing scents guide you towards your next delightful meal.