Street Markets : Stubbornly, Jalan Kuala Kangsar , in photos

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Road sign to Jalan Kuala Kangsar from Campbell Street.

Jalan Kuala Kangsar is part of the 4 crossroads surrounding the infamous, newly renovated Chowrasta Market , read in depth about the transition from yester-years and present here, by Penang Monthly magazine.

There has been an underlying growl on change in this part of town. Street markets play a big role in our heritage, it is part of our grotty happy magnetic Asian charm ; meat, fish, poultry , vegetables, all unceremoniously displayed to be sold at cheap prices. Used or mass produced old school household items are slipped in between todays trendy gadgets like the fidget spinners  (which I got for my son) . The old Aunties manning the stall didn’t even know what fidget spinners are, I was impressed by how fast they were to source for them.

More importantly, the street market community is a bunch of good people working day in and day out, supporting their family, friends and our economy through trade. Its where friends catch up, network, gossip and wish each other well. Its where they keep informed with world matters, or grumble in unison about the rising costs of living. Its where we congratulate each other on new births or cry together in condolence.

Enjoy these photos of Jalan Kuala Kangsar street market, I hope this street and the traders remain stubborn and true to our heritage rights. Support Local, Buy Local.

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Dry goods shop
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A community
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These are wooden clogs popular during our grandparent’s era, much like the “Klomp” from Netherlands.
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Smiling Uncle selling corn from his mobile shop.
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Quirky and everyday household items
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Its Sell!Sell!Sell! for a living.
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We love jade and other precious stones, locals love a good bargain.
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Locally made pillows, bolsters and bedsheets. These need to be aired out frequently, you can see them hung on windowsills or gardens to catch the sun. Unlike western pillows, ours are hard and lumpy.
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Bracelets in natural wood.
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Bracelets made from metal elements for blood circulations.
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Buddha heads lucky charm silver bracelet.
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Spices, herbs and preserved vegetables and fruits, all for traditional healthy cooking or drinking.

 

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5 Comments Add yours

  1. I was Kuala Kangsar too, last year anda go to some Sultan Palace .. but i’m not visit thissss place.. 😁

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    1. The Penang Local says:

      This is in Penang, on the island. Come back soon then! 🙂

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      1. Wanita says:

        Now I’m like, well duh! Truly thufnkal for your help.

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  2. Christy B says:

    I want that Buddha bracelet! 😉

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    1. The Penang Local says:

      I know right??!!!

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