This parking lot behind the Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion is empty. Why? Because the Red Garden Night Market and Food Paradise does not open until 5:30 pm. Then, its lively vibe of food, music and shopping continues until 2 am. The hawkers offer every imaginable type of Malaysian, Indian and Chinese cuisine served quickly, priced cheaply and eaten at cramped tables. The merchandise vendors sell their handicrafts, jewelry and clothing. And the cadence of music performed on stage maintains a loud, pounding intensity. This is a great place to pick up a souvenir, sample local food, sip a cheap beer and enjoy incredible people watching.