Penang, Malaysia; Morning walk in the Chowrasta Day Market (1)

Hi there!! Welcome back. This series is about my morning walk in the day market in Penang Island on one of the weekends when I was back there.

Walking along Penang Road, I wanted to see the day market that I have heard a lot about, which is the Chowrasta day market; along Chowrasta Road next to the Chowrasta Market building.

This is the beginning of Campbell Street which  is a street within the buffer zone of the George Town Unesco World Heritage Site. It runs from Penang Road to the junction of Buckingham Street and Carnarvon Street.

  

The street was named after the Penang Inspector General (1866-1891) Sir George William Robert Campbell, who was also the acting Lieutenant-Governor of Penang between 1872 and 1873. It used to run from Pitt Street, which was much older. The locals called it Sin Kay, meaning “new street” but I will not be covering here in this series.

Stalls along Penang Road.

This is the Chowrasta Road where you can see vendors setting up their stalls on both sides of the road. Usually in the morning, the road is closed to traffic; maybe except for motorbikes slowly zooming in and out.

Lots of activities and daily requirement needed can be found here.

mmm… anything that interest you here? thermoflash or tiffin carrier?

At the T-junction of Chowrasta Road is Kuala Kangsar Road (not the Kuala Kangsar in Ipoh state).  On this street you can find lots of old coffee shops where you can grab your breakfast and hot coffee while you enjoy watching the hive of activities across the street.

Look at the space in between. It looks packed right? well it is if there are lots of people.

 

 

 

Hope you are enjoying this ‘e-trip’. Another post on this series before I go on to my new series. So, do follow me on my series in this blog. Tata!!

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12 thoughts on “Penang, Malaysia; Morning walk in the Chowrasta Day Market (1)

  1. So crowded. It looks as crowded as Petaling Street in KL. I remember when I visited Penang a while ago it was very hot! Walking around looking at the stalls along the street was unbearable in the afternoons 😀

    • Is it? It was ok. I been to market which is even more packed. Wow.. Petaling Street. It’s been ages since I visited there. That place has changed a lot.More foreign vendors selling than locals. Doesn’t look appealing as it used to be.

      haha… I wouldn’t want to walk in the open market in the mid-afternoon. It is just too hot unless you are planning a dark tan. lol!!

      • I remember seeing many foreign sellers the last time I was in Petaling Street a couple of years ago. Some of them didn’t speak much English. But there are so many kinds of things there, much more so than what you can get in Australia.

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