Tuesday, October 21, 2008

.: Pasar Seremban :.

Seremban Market, the conventional one.

Recently, I followed my sister-in-law to do some grocery shopping there. Hence I went berserk. Took almost 50+ shots within 1 1/2 hours. *everyone might had thought I was a lunatic* I really love going to the wet market. That's where you get to find foodstuff not sold in major supermarkets even with the wide array of goods. Naming a few would be, freshly grated coconut; Malay, Chinese and Indian herbs; Cencaluk/Budu/Pekasam *fermented seafood*, traditional fares like Bak Chang, Dodol, Idiyappam and so on.

Besides that, the market gives off a cheerful and amiable atmosphere. Almost everyone started off their conversation with "Pagi" *Morning*, *Nak beli apa?" *What do you want to buy?* or "Cari apa?" *What are you looking for?". Even the non-Muslims say "Assalamualaikum" to the Muslims. An experience I had was with the fruit seller *the uncle with the wide smile above*. He was telling us that he grew up in an area dominated by Malays. After buying fruits from him, I said thanks and bade farewell. He responded by saying "Waalaikummussalam". It stunned my sister-in-law for a while. :)

From a distance, purveyors were teasing, laughing amid buyers. Another distance, several others were singing merrily. The marketplace: where faith and culture meet, blend as one, thus showcasing a vibrant display that marks the cornerstone of identity that makes Malaysians, Malaysians.

Where's my tau fu fa? *tofu pudding*

10.33am Malaysian Time


Johnny Ong said...

a wet market has lots of places / angles to take good pictures

Hajar Alwi said...

Precisely. Just that I had loads of groceries to carry otherwise I could have gotten better shots. :)

Lisa B said...

Wow, lovely shots of the market and your display of them is beautiful too. It sounds a super trip.

Anonymous said...

emm very good quality picture ma

Hajar Alwi said...

Lisa:: Indeed it was. I hardly go to one so I really didn't want to miss out on taking some good shots of it. :)

Anoy:: Thanks. :)

Aisyah Mazelan said...

never know that wet market is so fun.