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Title: PEACH-ER PERFECT
Location: Pasar Besar Melaka, Melaka (Malacca), Malaysia
Date: 17 March 2009, 8.46am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/5.6, ISO Equiv.: 320

Love these peaches!!

Title: Red and Crunchy Apples
Location: Pasar Besar Melaka, Melaka (Malacca), Malaysia
Date: 17 March 2009, 8.47am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/5.3, ISO Equiv.: 280

I really like this picture. Look at those mixture of colours!! As usual all my pictures are natural photos without any Photoshop modification.

Title: Water Apples Eugenia aquea
Location: Pasar Besar Melaka, Melaka (Malacca), Malaysia
Date: 17 March 2009, 8.50am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/5.3, ISO Equiv.: 900

These fruits are very juicy but less sweet. Soft and fleshy.

Title: Big Sunkist Oranges
Location: Pasar Besar Melaka, Melaka (Malacca), Malaysia
Date: 17 March 2009, 8.48am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/5.6, ISO Equiv.: 1100

Pick your big fleshy and juicy Sunkist oranges!

Title: Yellow Pears
Location: Pasar Besar Melaka, Melaka (Malacca), Malaysia
Date: 17 March 2009, 8.34am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/4.8, ISO Equiv.: 200

Put these pears close to your nose and smell it - the aroma is simply HEAVEN! Sweet and crunchy fruit.

Title: Ripening Bananas
Location: Pasar Besar Melaka, Melaka (Malacca), Malaysia
Date: 17 March 2009, 8.37am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/5.6, ISO Equiv.: 220

Love the mixture of brown and green dimples visible on the banana skin - an indication that the fruit is ripening.

Title: Cute looking green pears
Location: Pasar Besar Melaka, Melaka (Malacca), Malaysia
Date: 17 March 2009, 8.35am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/4.2, ISO Equiv.: 280

These pears are crunchy and tasty.

Title: Raw Mango
Location: Pasar Besar Melaka, Melaka (Malacca), Malaysia
Date: 17 March 2009, 8.36am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/5.3, ISO Equiv.: 500


These green raw mangoes are extremely sour! When the fruits are ripen it will be SWEET and soft.

Title: Red Globes
Location: Pasar Besar Melaka, Melaka (Malacca), Malaysia
Date: 17 March 2009, 8.42am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/4.2, ISO Equiv.: 250

These red globes look really inviting. I would like to have one packet now :)

Title: Green Globe
Location: Pasar Besar Melaka, Melaka (Malacca), Malaysia
Date: 17 March 2009, 8.35am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/4.5, ISO Equiv.: 200

Tiny little green goodies with a mixture of sweet and sour taste.

Title: Get NUTTY!
Location: Pasar Besar Melaka, Melaka (Malacca), Malaysia
Date: 17 March 2009, 9.38am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/5.6, ISO Equiv.: 720

Get your scoopful intake of nuts today!

The following photos were taken in Pasar Besar Melaka (Malacca Big Market) in the Historical City of Malacca. This is the BEST wet and dry market by far! I've been to Pasar Borong Selayang, Bazaar Baru Chow Kit, Kepong Baru Wet Market and a few other markets - but this decent market in Malacca is simply WHOLESOME and FANTASTIC!!

You can get virtually anything under one roof in Pasar Besar Malacca. The two level market is divided into few sections: fruit and veggies, meat products, fresh and preserved seafood , specialised Malacca spice and herb, daily products and more! The list is endless.........

The fruit and veggies section is a not to be missed place to visit. The fruits are FRESH, COLOURFUL and it look so INVITING! The local fruits include golden yellow bananas, sweet and sour pineapples, fleshy papayas and more. Other than that, there are large globe sized grapes, delicious tangy oranges, lip red and light yellow peaches and crunchy apples.

These fruits were mostly brought from large wholesaler from China, Australia, US and Malaysia. I truly enjoyed browsing these fruit and veggie stall because the products are nicely packed, creatively display and super fresh - you'll be spoilt for choice! The traders (especially aunties and uncles) are a bunch of cheerful and friendly people with lively character. I strike a long conversation with these chatty friends. Talking with these people really make my photo trip in Malacca precious, meaningful and unforgettable. I get to know more about their daily routines, their business and of course given special photo coverage!!!

Pasar Besar Melaka or in English translation Malacca Big Market is full of surprises! So many things to explore and so many products there! Unfortunately, the market which is located opposite Melaka Sentral (the main bus station) is lacking of customer. The traders were lamenting about poor customer turnout in the market. I decided to promote their market in my photo blog and travelogue. I'm glad that I'm doing it now, with over three posts about the big market. I have to say the market is a HIDDEN GEM in the city of Malacca! For those visiting Malacca YOU MUST visit this market and pack some authentic Malacca harvest and product! You'll not regret visiting this wonderful market - TRUST ME!

In Part 2, I'll b posting photos about a seafood trader known as Mr. Tan. Don't miss out this post because this tiny little shop owned by Mr. Tan is absolutely famous - A SEAFOOD GALORE!!

Malacca - Getting there


Car

- From KL

Take the North-South Highway all the way down south.

Train

There are no train routes to Melaka, best way is by bus/coach

Bus

Please click this link http://www.journeymalaysia.com/ptamelaka.htm

More info:


a) http://www.malacca-traveltips.com/
b) http://www.asiaexplorers.com/malaysia/malacca_travel_guide.htm#around
c) http://www.journeymalaysia.com/MHIS_malacca.htm

PASAR BESAR MELAKA LOCATION (GOOGLE MAPS):


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5 comments

  1. Wayne Teh Says:
  2. Thanks for labeling down the apeture and the ISO. I'm an amateur photographer with a newly owned Nikon D40, but still working on those skills! Anyway, thanks for the photos =). Oh btw can I copy one of those?

     
  3. mylo Says:
  4. Hi Wayne!

    Wow! You got yourself a NIKON D40 cam. I checked out your photo blog. Interesting shots over there. The Mazda RX-8 pic is really impressive! Love those reflection on the car windscreen.

    Wayne, you can copy and distribute those pictures as long as you [u][b]attribute[/b][/u] my photo with my initial(shloke).

    Cheers and best wishes!
    mylo

     
  5. Cath J Says:
  6. I love all the photo..now feel hungry...lol..

     
  7. shloke Says:
  8. Cath J.,

    The fruits there are really F.R.E.S.H and it taste YUM! YUM! A not to be missed GOODIES!

    Thank you for coming back!

    Cheers!
    mylo

     
  9. Han Says:
  10. wow! now a day, blogger very rich. Can get Canon good quality camera. Me still using Digital camera. Photos looks very sharp and colorful.

     
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