The famous Sibu Night market will shift to it’s new location as 176 traders, traded for their last time at old location at Market Road.

The new night market is a block away at Cross Road – at the car parking lots which the townsfolk call The Butterfly Garden.

Sibu Night Market.. Photo from

Sibu Municipal Council’s Petty Traders and Market Standing Committee chairman Chieng Buong Toon said yesterday they expected the market not to run smoothly during the first week as the traders needed to get used to the new environment.

He however assured that more than a dozen enforcement officers from the council would be stationed there to help out.

The night market was opened in 1973 when the local council provided a trading venue for villagers following their mass exodus to the town during the Emergency Period.

[News source]