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Wednesday, August 23, 2006

KL Street Market Scenes captured this morning!

Taking a break from writing about Lina Joy, Lebanon and other stressful issues, I invite you to lighten up and view some scenes of a street market here in one of the suburban areas of Kuala Lumpur, Bandar Tun Razak's Jalan Jujur morning 'Pasar Tani'.

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The durian seller was having a good sale this morning. The durians are from Pahang, the largest state in the Malaysian Peninsular.Tis the fruit season here in Malaysia. Tropical fruits galore!

A pile of Durians was going for RM10.00 with 3 to 4 fruits in it. Not the D24 variety though or Penang's Balik Pulau durians which are the best in taste!

There are many varieties of Durians and some are very expensive like the D24, Kucing Tidur, Isi Merah, etc.

The ones from Balik Pulau, Penang, my home island are my favourite.

The flesh is thick and very 'powerful' as to it's effects.
The seed is usually very small and after eating one or two portions of the Balik Pulau durians, one is usually in a state of drowsiness due to the strong gaseous effects of the fruit!

Westerners are known to wretch after sniffing the smell of the durian! Hahahahaha!!!

I also came across the Ulam Seller. 'Ulam' is the term we use for traditional herbs and vegetables normally consumed by Malays and the other ethnicities here in Malaysia.

Kampong fare that is both cheap and nutricious. The urbanites might shy away from such vegies as they have become accustomed to luxurious foods but they miss out on the nutritional values that such 'simple' fare have to offer.
Those who think that they are too 'classy' for such stuff usually end up with severe 'high class' diseases of the bloody rich and infamous! :P

Next, we have the jackfruit seller, placed so conveniently in the driver's seat of his lorry!

From the orchard to the street market, no need to set up a stall or anything. Just lay a tarpaulin on the road, arrange the fruits nicely and wait for walkby customers.

This is the norm for Malaysia's street traders.

No hassle, no gimmicks. Just lay their goods for sale and money changes hands.By the way, no records for income taxes to be paid. Straight into the pocket and to the banks! Hehehehe...Cash!

Ah! Next I saw this nice young chap selling 'Buah Duku' .

It is good to see kids like him help his father during the school holidays instead of wasting time playing all day long.

He was shy and didn't want to look at my camera!His father coaxed him on but still the kid was too embarrassed to pose for me!

Nevertheless, I managed to catch his nice smile for all to enjoy! Age of innocence! How nice.

Well, that wraps it up for this morning's post. Hope those of you who have yet to visit my country, do so at your earliest convenience. Malaysia is a pleasant country to visit and despite all the media blowing out of proportion of the Lina Joy issues, this and that, we still are the best nation to visit and live in this part of the world!

We are a melting pot of diverse cultures, ethnicities and faiths. We have all kinds in Malaysia. Come and have the best holidays here for a fraction of what it would cost you in Europe or North America! Have a nice day and thanks for visiting my blog.

Peace to all...except you know who.....the Zionists of course! Hmmmm...

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