Search Directory

Chowrasta Bazaar

1461  2302
Penang street
Georgetown, Penang


Bazaar Chowrasta is the famous "wet market" at Penang Road. At a "wet market" you can buy groceries, fish, meat, fruit and vegetables. Mostly wet markets are morning markets. They are keeping the fish wet with water, so the floor is wet. The original Chowrasta Market was built in 1890 by the George Town municipality. The front portion facing Penang Road was rebuilt in 1920 and has remained virtually unchanged until 1981 when a new market was built in its place. In Urdu, Chowrasta means "four cross roads". In the early days, more than three-quarters of the stall holders were Indian Muslims from south India.