Tag Archives: Malacca

The Pasar Near Melaka Sentral

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Live catfish for sale

Upon reaching Melaka’s central bus terminal coming from Kuala Lumpur, I went inside this market across the street still carrying my duffel bag. I just came all the way from Terminal 2 of KLIA, and before that, all the way from Manila. My bag was light and manageable enough to lug while wandering from stall to stall, eager to see some curiosities of the pasar.

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Huge bananas

The marketplace was clean and organized from the fish section to the local delicacies section where I got a pack of gula melaka and dodol.

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In one empty stall, I took snapshot of jumbo green bananas (or plantain?). And in one table, there was this unidentified yellow seed in dark brown hard shell that seems to come from a tree like the petai. I inquired and the answer I got sounds like gering ulam.

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And so I continued to check the produce, ready made sauces, belacan etcetera, taking my time until I felt like eating.

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Gering ulam? That’s what I heard from the vendor

That ended my market loitering. I then partook mee goreng (with ais kopi) at one of the food stalls in the second floor of the market. After which I rode a bus towards Bukit China to commence my five day Melaka trip.

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A Collage of Humans with Feline Head

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As you can see, almost entirely, those are cat head cutouts pasted over human bodies, and put together as collage on a wall by some fine arts dude, a cat fellow or somebody with a twisted mind. Adjacent to that collage wall is a door with “Give piss a chance” written on it.

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Just one of those things that catches your attention in one of those streets in Melaka.

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Some Structures in Melaka

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Shophouse

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More shophouses

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Bank

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Low rise building

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Melaka’s landmark. And that tower behind the Stadthuys should have been erected somewhere else instead

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Sidewalk

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Museum

Glimpse of Greenery in Melaka

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Pandan plant

As I travel in Melaka, I took some plant snapshots here and there…That pot of pandan on the wooden floor against the wall is a pretty sight.

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And another pandan

I wonder if the human being behind that potted pandan uses it for purposes other than green ornamentation.

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Meanwhile, those untamed hanging container plants against a wall with artwork caught my attention, for it seems that the water dripping from clothes has something to do with its flourishing state. Like an unintentional irrigation system.

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And then there was this traditional house in Kampung Morten with potted plants giving an impression of pleasantness and hospitable atmosphere, and not the stiff ‘architectural digest’ garden look.

Telephone Kiosk

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Telephone kiosk in Melaka. Not so sure about the presence of footwear

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