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Title: Ketupat (Rice Dumpling)
Location: Jalan Masjid India, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Date: 27th August 2009, 3:30pm
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/5.6, ISO Equiv.: 160

I LOVE to EAT ketupat with rendang daging or satay. OOOH...YUMMY!

Ketupat is made from rice that has been wrapped in a woven palm leaf pouch which is then boiled. As the rice cooks, the grains expand to fill the pouch and the rice becomes compressed.

Title: Pickled Nutmegs (Buah Pala)
Location: Jalan Masjid India, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Date: 27th August 2009, 3:05pm
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/5.6, ISO Equiv.: 200

I prefer those freshly packed buah pala from Penang Island.

Title: Pickled Papayas (Betik)
Location: Jalan Masjid India, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Date: 27th August 2009, 3:05pm
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/5.3, ISO Equiv.: 320

Look delicious to me. I wonder hong long will it last. My father used to sell jars of pickled mangos and papayas. I remember stealing slices of pickled mangos from those jars.

Title: The 60s
Location: Jalan Masjid India, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Date: 27th August 2009, 3:20pm
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/6.3, ISO Equiv.: 100

A reflection of flamboyant and freedom.

Title: Modern & Sophisticated
Location: Jalan Masjid India, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Date: 27th August 2009, 3:29pm
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/6.3, ISO Equiv.: 100

This mannequin look surreal! Complete with artificial makeup.

Title: Fresh & Hot Chocolate Cake
Location: Jalan Masjid India, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Date: 27th August 2009, 3:11pm
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/5.3, ISO Equiv.: 200

She was spreading a layer of fresh hot chocolate cream on the surface of the cake. A bucket full of YUMMYLICIOUS cocoa cream :)

Title: Sports Shoes for Kiddos
Location: Jalan Masjid India, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Date: 27th August 2009, 3:34pm
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/5.0, ISO Equiv.: 200

'Branded' children shoes are available over here.

Title: The Kway Teow Man
Location: Jalan Masjid India, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Date: 27th August 2009, 3:51pm
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/3.8, ISO Equiv.: 800

Do you want a plate of Kway Teow?? A happy go lucky guy :)

Title: Oh Yeah! It's PRADA
Location: Jalan Masjid India, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Date: 27th August 2009, 3:26pm
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/5.6, ISO Equiv.: 100

Nope...it's a fake Prada wallet. Made in China.

Title: Ramadan Dates
Location: Jalan Masjid India, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Date: 27th August 2009, 3:07pm
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/5.3, ISO Equiv.: 250

You'll find loads of dates in this ramadan bazaar.

Traditionally, dates are known as the food Muhammad ate when he broke from his fast. During the period of Ramadan, when fasting lasts from sunrise to sunset, the body can develop mild health problems such as headaches, low blood sugar, and lethargy. To avoid such problems, one should carefully monitor their eating habits once fasting for the day has ended. Dates are an excellent source of fiber, sugar, magnesium, potassium, and have carbohydrates which will aid the body in maintaining health.
Source: http://mideastfood.about.com

Title: Get Your Flowers Over Here
Location: Jalan Masjid India, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Date: 27th August 2009, 3:40pm
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/4.5, ISO Equiv.: 900

These are fake flowers. You will never need water, fertilizers and sunlight to keep them fresh, yet they will always look like real flowers.


It's been awhile since my last street photography. The last outing was a simple photo coverage for Chinese New Year 2009. Today, I decided to pay a short visit to Ramadan Bazaar in Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman and Jalan Masjid India - my first Ramadan Bazaar :) The day before, I came across a news article (TheStar paper) about the bazaar in Stadium Shah Alam. Initially, I wanted to drive all the way to that stadium to see for myself the wonderful bazaar.

But, I decided to try something else. I drove my car to Jalan Ipoh, Batu Lima and parked my car over there. From there, I flagged down a Selangor Bus and paid RM1 for a one way trip to Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman. The traffic from Jalan Chow Kit to Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman was busy and jam all the way.

Business was slow and not picking up despite the one week school holidays. Very few people were browsing the bazaar. Traders were shouting aloud trying to attract customers. I was walking from one stall to another seeking photo opportunity. Along the way, I bumped into a group of uniformed DBKL officers patrolling the bazaar. I was looking at their tags and noticed three red coloured letters printed on it - ISA! HUH??? I scanned closely and discovered it was written as ISO - International Organization for Standardization. Ooooh...OK.

I was expecting to see a BIG RAMADAN BAZAAR with endless rows of traders selling raya goodies. A bit disappointed. But then again, it was a nice trip. The traders are friendly and courteous. Most of them invited me take their pictures. Soon after I snapped a portrait photo, nearby traders whispered "Besok keluar dalam akhbar Cina".

Happy fasting to all my Muslim friends.

OK, that's all for today. Remember to catch Part 2 for more pictures and travelogue. As usual, detailed information about location and maps are available in the last post.

5 comments

  1. fufu Says:
  2. so hari raya would be in sept?? hihihi... i suspected it's ramadan when i saw many stalls along the road on the way back home =p

     
  3. Roger Says:
  4. Tempat ini hebat lah. Makanan pun sedap. Jika bersempatan, saya ingin melawat tempat tersebut.

     
  5. shloke Says:
  6. @fufu,

    Yep...20th & 21st Septmber.

    The food is amazing. Remember to try lemang buluh and rendang daging. YUM! YUM!

    @Roger,

    Bazaar Ramadan kat Masjid India OK saje. Paling BEST kat Stadium Shah Alam, Selangor. 200 gerai makanan!!! FUYOH!!!

    Dijemput datang ke Malaysia. Banyak bazaar Ramadan di semua negeri!!

    Cheers!
    mylo

     
  7. Roger Says:
  8. After reading this post, I biked to the Sultan Mosque area in Singapore to have a look at the Ramadan bazaar. By the time I arrived, dusk had fallen. Hope to take pictures another time.

     
  9. shloke Says:
  10. @Roger

    The best time to visit a Ramadan Bazaar is from 4pm to 8pm. Normally, the traders ready to 'ta pao' for the day from 8pm onwards.

    Looking forward to see your Ramadan pics!!

    Cheers!
    mylo

     
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