Taiwan – Kaohsiung; Kai-Xuan Night Market. (4)

4th part of my trip to Kaohsiung; Kai-Xuan night market. Still hungry for more food? If yes, then follow me….

This was the one of the stall that surprised me. Teh tarik??? wow… I only thought we can find this in Malaysia. LOL!!

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Fried seafood; all sorts of soft crab sizes to choose from. They are sold by the weight.

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Stall selling that looks like sushi roll…

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.. that’s a damn big ‘sushi’ roll!!

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This stall sells…

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Yup… deep fried skewed prawns covered with bread crumbs. Yum!!!! yummy!!!! If I remember correctly… it is close 1 feet in height. haha!!!

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Not sure what this stall is selling? Anyone can help me on this or guess?

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From a distance, our noses lead us to the Stinky tofu stall. It looks like one of the famous ones in Kaohsiung as there was a queue of people buying it.

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It looks presentable and the smell wasn’t that strong as the ones I had eaten until I took a bite …. and that’s was my one and only bite that went into my mouth!! Even that, it took a while before it could go down my esophagus. Yup.. it is that ‘nice’ if you know what I mean. =)

The rest went to my Taiwan colleague who was was enjoying all of it. LOL!!!

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Well… follow me on my final posting on my trip to Kaohsiung; Kai-Xuan night market. Stay tune……

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Taiwan – Kaohsiung; Kai-Xuan Night Market. (3)

Are you still drooling from my previous post on the Taiwan’s Kaohsiung Kai-Xuan night market? Well.. do not let it stop. LOL!! More pictures of food coming but for now.. let’s take a ‘walk’ before hitting the food again. Give your stomach a break and enjoy some night shopping.

Cute soft toys…

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cute phone casing for your smartphones. I believe you can find all sorts of casing for any phones.

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Ok.. back to eating. HAHA!!!  This stall sells big fried dumpling stuff with lots of stuff in it.

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the ingredients….

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and there goes a bite into it. Damn tasty is all I can say. =) (oh yes.. it has oyster in it!! Can you see it?)

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This stall sells the food which is very common in Taiwan…

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Pork sausages…  and other parts. Tasty? Of course. Could smell from a distance. haha.

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This stall was selling all sorts of colourful jelly. Nice dessert but I did not buy any. Still keeping space in my stomach for  other interesting food that catches my eyes.

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Want more? Still hungry? Then follow and stay with me, and let’s keep on looking for more food!!!!

Taiwan – Kaohsiung; Kai-Xuan Night Market. (2)

Continuation from my earlier posting….still on Kaohsiung; Kai Xuan Night Market.

Walking, along the ‘street’, we saw stalls selling so many choices of sweets and candies. If you have sweet tooth… it will become even sweeter. =)

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Stopped at one of the food stall that caught my attention and also made my mouth water……

If I am not mistaken, it is shredded duck meat wrapped in soft steamed bun filled with slices vegetables and their special sauce.

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This… I will definitely eat this one when I in Kaohsiong again. =)

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Fried bun with lots of filling. I did not buy this but my colleague did. It looks appetizing too. Another item in my list that I will buy on my next trip.

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More food pictures of the Kai-Xuan Night Market. Stay tune……

Taiwan – Kaohsiung; Kai-Xuan Night Market. (1)

Hi!! Well I will be posting another night market walk about in Taiwan.

This was on my last trip to Taiwan in early January this year where I was in in Kaohsiung. This is the newest and also largest night market in Qianzhen District of Kaohsiung City ; Kai-Xuan Night Market. In fact, the other new night market is Jin-Zuan which is located next to Kai-Xuan Night Market (mmmm… how come I did not notice this. Well.. a good reason to visit there again to go to Jin-Zuan Night Market). Both the night market is covering over 320,000 sq feet!!

Getting there was not a problem. Just hop on the MRT and get down at Kai-Xuan station. Then .. it is a 10min walk to Kai-Xuan Night Market. If you are lazy to walk, they even offer a free shuttle bus just outside the Kai-Xuan MRT station.  =)

Upon reaching the night market, the place so well lighted up and so so many stalls; some say it is close to 1,000 stalls which offer visitors various foods, games and shopping opportunities. One distinct differentiation is the stalls are in 10 rows (if I remember correctly) where each rows may consist about 10 or more stalls per side. So it is like walking up and down the ‘street’ and it a street name for each. You can see the street plate at the beginning of each street.

Brightly lighted stalls….

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games for kids and adults….

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Anyone want deep fried locusts?

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This one is nice…. deep fried century egg. =) yum yum!!!!

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.. top with dried fish maw with sauce.

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Deep fried octopus tentacles

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cute cartoon clays for shoppers who would like to buy and …

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do their own painting on it.

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more? If yes, then follow me on my next posting on Kaohsiung; Kai-Xuan Night Market.

Malaysia; Penang – A ferry trip across the Penang Straits.

Hi there! This post is long overdue … way overdue. It’s about a my trip from Penang island to the mainland Peninsular Malaysia across the South Straits or commonly know to the locals as Penang Straits.

As you would have known ( but it if you do not know), you can get to the island by 4 ways from mainland. 2 by road which is going across the Penang bridge or the 2nd Penang bridge (which is the longest in S.E.A; just opened on 1st Mar 2014) or you can fly in to Penang Island. And the 4th is, you can take the ferry from Butterworth to Georgetown, Penang island or vice versa. It will cost you rm7 per car and for a pedestrian is rm1.20 and rm0.60 if you are a student. You only have to pay one way; the trip to the island and it’s free if you take from island to mainland.

This time, I will be sharing on my trip by ferry across the South Straits. The journey takes about 20min. Here’s a brief history of the Penang ferry service. It is the oldest ferry service in Malaysia which connects Sultan Abdul Halim ferry terminal in Butterworth to Raja Tun Uda ferry terminal at Weld Quay in George Town in Penang Island. There are total of 17 ferries but 9 of them has already retired.

Here’s a picture of the layout of the ferry.

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A shot from inside the ferry on the lower deck overlooking the quay.

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Another shot overlooking the island.

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Cars park bumper to bumper. You are allowed to get out from your car once the ferry starts moving.

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Sand ‘pit’.

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Entry to the engine room but of course you are not allowed in.

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A view looking at the mainland which you can Penang port.

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Enjoyed the short trip with me on the ferry? Anyway…  stay tune and see what coming up next. =)

Malaysia – Penang; Ernest Zacharevic’s ‘Art is Rubbish is Art’ Exhibition (5)

Welcome back! My last posting on Ernest Zacharevic’s ‘Art is Rubbish is Art’ Exhibition.

Another nice picture… using rubbish as balloons where a little girl is holding the floating rubbish.

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The ‘golden’ trolley carrying rubbish…….

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More modern art paintings……

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This is interesting. It looks like a picture frame on the floor.

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The crowd enjoying the artist painting and the message he is trying to get across. Even an old lady is trying to figure out the meaning of his paintings.

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Lastly… he did not forget to wish all the visitors a  (Belated) Happy Lunar New Year from the Lego figurine.

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Hope you enjoy this postings.