The wet market is a Malaysian/South East Asian term for early morning market. These markets are a gorgeous mess of stalls selling fruit, veg, flowers, fish, meat, eggs, soya cakes, and so on.
Wet markets don't look pretty. Everything is just thrown onto slabs so you can see what's what. They're noisy, and overcrowded. Many are also grubby. It's not uncommon to see flies, cockroaches and other pests.
City wet markets open at about 630AM. They close officially around 11AM - although there's usually not much left apart from some flowers and fruit after 9AM because it gets too hot in tropical Malaysia to leave food lying about.
I buy tins, cheese, and dried food at the supermarket, but for meat and fresh veg, I go to the wet market.
Mind you, I make a point of NOT taking overseas visitors to the wet market until the last day of their visit.
The pictures are my favourite pork and chicken stalls. It probably won't surprise you that these are also Au's favourites!