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Repurposed Baby Stroller 

Seen at Quirino Grandstand were several charcoal-grilled dried pusit (squid) ambulant ‘oldish’ female vendors using tiny lightweight table-like stand with an aluminum tray to hold live charcoals. However a couple of vendors have this idea of repurposing a discarded baby stroller in order to transform their pusit stand to a rolling one.

Fruit Vendors

A straight line of fruit vendors in Hanoi.

Betel Quid Peddler


When you hear sounds from a tambourine of crown caps, then most likely it’s the betel quid ambulant vendor with his sling of slatted wooden box containing neatly arranged betel quid in between slats. Most noticeably are the betel quid cones of colored grated coconut that are grouped together in alternating colors. I have seen more than a few betel quid vendors walking around in Colombo.


About the betel quid, though it is prettily presented and happily chewed, its habitual indulgence will have adverse oral health impact according to this informative article from a medical journal.

Ice Cream Cart


Ice cream cart at the Viharamahadevi Park


Saturday Snapshots: Bicycle Seafood Vendor


Bicycle seafood vendor with umbrella doing his daily rounds

Mr. Fish Vendor would make rounds in the village daily. He will always have three choices of fresh seafood on his cargo bicycle. There’s always shrimp, while the two other tubs would contain fish and other kinds of seafood. His favorite color must be red as he always don red shirt and his three tubs are all in red color.


Three choices of seafood and what's available today are shrimps as usual, squid, and Hasa Hasa fish


His improvised cargo bike has improvised bicycle seat cover as well


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