Thailand; Bangkok – Amphawa Floating Market (4)

Hi! I am still at Amphawa Floating Market. Walking along the canal with eyes wide open (technically speaking. LOL!!) and camera ready is one thing you must do. Too many action and activities to shot. Ok.. back to the posting.

Along there, you cant miss the local colourful handmade decoration lay out on a table.

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Seen here, a local squatting at the side of the canal to order her food.

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Another view from the canal. Boat prying up and down the canal.

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and another…

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More handmade souvenirs.

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The sight of the boat vendors along the canal does catch my eye and you can help it to see all kind of daily activities happening around. All the buzz. =)

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Anyway…. I am only half way through this place. More pictures to share in my coming postings. Stay tune.

Thailand; Bangkok – Amphawa Floating Market (3)

Great! You are still with me. Thanks!  =)

More food and sight of the Amphawa floating Market as we walk along the canal (while bumping with the locals and tourists)

Some of the dishes that I managed to order and enjoy.

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Food seller selling pickled fruits….

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Boats vendors lining up while waiting for customers to order food from them.

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Mass of locals and tourist walking…. more like squeezing their way through.

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Colourful Thai desserts to choose from…

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.. colourful souvenirs to choose and buy.

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You also can pick from those hanging on the walkway…….

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More to choose from.

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Interesting? Well… more to come. This is not even close to the end yet. =P

Malaysia – Penang; Visit to Kek Lok Si Temple (3)

Glad that you are still with me. From the Air Hitam wet market, to get up to the Kek Lok Si Temple, there is a path way of steps which you will pass through small little stalls where you can buy local stuffs and also souvenirs. Since I was there really early (about 9am+), most of the stalls are still close.(mmmm .. I guess it was also a public holiday too. =P )

Walkway up…..  with stalls still close (too early). Later in the day, there will be lots of visitors and also the worshipers who will come here.

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Walking through the path, I saw a side entrance to a school which I did not even realized it until then. Guess it is one of the lower primary that cater for the children staying in that area.

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A hand made sign board to lead you to the Kek Lok Si Temple. So, do not worry. You will not get lose here. =)

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Another hand made sign out of partial carton box. Guess it says it all. Wonder which agency will enforce it? LOL!!

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As you approach near the entrance of the temple, you will see a man made pond where it is filled with lot of black tortoises where you can buy some vegetable from the stalls nearby to feed them. Black tortoise or black turtle is one of the Four Symbols of the Chinese constellations and in China, they were thought to be spiritual creatures symbolizing longevity. Yup, some of them I believe would have lived close to 100 years old in the pond.

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This is the entrance from the pathway (there is another way up to the Kek Lok Si temple which is by car but why waste the beautiful view when you can walk up)  to the temple where you will be greeted by a small pagoda.

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Another shop from the base of the temple looking up at the pagoda.

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Interesting? If yes, then follow me on my next post on Kek Lok Si Temple. =)

A Visit to the Central Market…. in Kuala Lumpur

Last weekend, I made another stop on before heading home, was to the Central Market. hmmmm.. the last time I visited this place was more than 25yrs ago. It is a nice place to visit especially to see the local handicraft, souvenirs, antique items and some local foods. If there are the things that interest you, then this is the place to visit.

This place was around since 1888 (maybe not as a tourist site but as a wet market… long long time ago) and the area around here, has developed so much and so fast with building popping up around it. It still has original structure at the outside.

IMG_1227[1] This is the entrance.

IMG_1228[1] Statues outside the entrance.

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IMG_1236This is at the side of the market. A huge wau (giant kite) structure.

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This is a place worth to visiting for all even myself as you will find lots of things that you never think of finding.