Sunday, April 27, 2008
Pasar Pudu Kuala Lumpur Virtual Tour
Join me as I take you on a virtual tour of Pasar Pudu, one of Kuala Lumpur's oldest wet markets. This market showcases mostly the Chinese traders and hawkers who congregate into a thriving hive of activity just off Jalan Pudu, another town in Kuala Lumpur that goes back hundreds of years.
As Malaysians, we have to acknowledge that there are various ethnicities who make up the kaleidoscope of multi faithed, multi cultural Malaysians who give our country it's unique identity.
Malaysia's wet markets are an interesting central point of traders coming together to offer for sale and exchange of goods that aren't found in hypermarkets and superstores that have cropped up in the major cities and towns of this country.
Frankly speaking, there are some stalls selling pork in the inner areas of the wet market and those who are squeamish ought to refrain from venturing forth into the deeper areas of the whole area.
Funny thing is that some of my fellow Muslims are so squeamish about coming into contact with the pig but have no qualms in committing other major sins without a second thought?
Like Zina for example. Contact with pork can be washed off using the 'Samak' procedure but the fruits of Zina causes illegitimacy to run in the lineage of it's perpetrators for generations and generations.
Islam even allows Muslims to consume the meat of the pig IF they are forced to in situations where there are NO OTHER alternative sources of sustenance to enable them to live?
Personally, I'd never resort to that if it really comes to such a choice! So help me God!
More interesting visuals coming up in the next post. Hope you enjoyed your tour.