Taiwan (Western Part) – 9 days Free n Easy Journey; Day 2 (4)

Hi all!! I would like to take the opportunity to wish all those who are celebrating the Eid al-Fitr;  an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of Ramadan and Happy Holidays to the rest who are on holidays. Yup, it is a 2 days holidays for me here. =)

Ok.. back to my e-travel in Taiwan. Still in Shennong Street in Tainan.

This was a long street with nice old building to look and take pictures.

  

Lovely old building structure.

Shennong Street…..

Time to stop by for some food. Mmm can’t remember what this. Anyone can help here?

Walking further away from Shennong Street, we bump into some shop lots selling food. This is the spring roll.

This is the steam rice cake (Wagui) served in a bowl. Very nice. Had it at a stall near Chikan Tower.

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This is the stall. You can have it right in front the stall. Eat while you look at the person preparing it.

Small steam dumplings. Yummy. Hot and juicy.

The wall of the State Temple of the Martial God along Yongfu Road.

Another temple in fron of Yongfu Road. In fact, in Tainan, there are lots of temples everywhere.

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Malaysia – View of a Ramadan Bazaar (3)

At the Ramadan Bazaar, you will find lots of stalls selling of Malay food but after a while you will see some stalls selling the same things.

Ayam percik….

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Not sure what they are selling here but it does smell good.

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Lots of people walking and looking to buy food to break fast (not breakfast).

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This stall selling nasi lemak.

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Fried popiah

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Grilled chicken wings…..

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Lots and lots of food to choose from. No worries.. still got another a week plus more to try the things that you missed out. =) else you can catch all this next year.

Anyway.. not only the Muslims that are buying but also the rest of the other Malaysians too  that are enjoying this and sharing this occasions with them.

 

Malaysia – View of a Ramadan Bazaar (1)

This is one of the happening thing in Malaysia which is the celebration of Hari Raya Puasa. If you were following on my previous posting; Malaysia – Next Big Celebration coming…. Hari Raya Puasa . This is a continuation of it but it is a topic by itself.

A month before the this celebration, our Muslim friends will fast for a month and during this month, the food traders will take this opportunity to sell their food before the breaking of fast. Today, I will share with you of my visit to one of the Ramadan Bazaar.

The Ramadan Bazaar offer an array of delicious fare of Malay food. These bazaars are closed throughout the day, but come to life in the late afternoon as bazaar food shops prepare food for Muslims breaking their fast at sundown.

The shoppers in the bazaars aren’t all Muslim, though; Malaysian Chinese, Indians and foreign tourists also benefit from the bazaars’ great eats and bargains.

Roasted chicken on the grill. That a pick. 😊

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Many choices of drink… all packed for those breaking fast.

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Lots of people walking around and looking for the many options and varieties to choose from.

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Bee Hoon soup…..

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More Malay food….

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Drinks….

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Malay style Yong tau foo and also they offer squid and Kangkung mixed w prawn paste.

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More pictures to come. Stay tune on my next post.

Malaysia – Next Big Celebration coming…. Hari Raya Puasa (1)

Malaysia is going to celebrate another big celebration in next coming months; Hari Raya Puasa is the joyous festival which celebrates the end of Ramadan. It occurs on the first day of the tenth month of Islamic lunar calendar when you can see the new moon.

As usual, the shopping complexes and all Muslims friends will start to prepare for their fasting month before the celebration of the joyous festival. The fasting month will start on the 10th Jul till 8th Aug this year and followed Hari Raya Puasa celebration by all Muslim and the rest of others races will also celebrate together with them.

It will be a 2 days holiday but the mass population transfer (unlike like in China) will happen a few days before that. Everyone will start their journey back home for the celebration and while others take opportunity to have a long weekend holiday.

Below you can see a hypermarket selling the Giant Bamboo torch where they are usually put it out on the perimeter of their house and lighted at night.

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Decoration already up. You notice it is green in colour. For the Chinese New Year, it will be red in colour.

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even the food companies already started advertising their stuff in conjunction with the celebration.

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More pictures to come for the upcoming preparation for the Hari Raya Puasa. So stay tune…….