Friday, June 12, 2009

Day 5, Daily life in Malaysia

Let's observe some of the local people

A rubber tapper
Rubber tapping is the process by which rubber is gathered. An incision is made in the bark of a rubber tree, which cuts through the latex vessels that flow between the bark and the cambium. The latex then drips into a vessel.

Trishaw driver

Batik printer

Petaling Street

A shopper's galore......every "fake" designer label that you want....hahaha

Kampong houses in rural Malaysia
Travelling through the countryside,we see a lot of Malaysian houses and villages called "kampongs"
Did you notice that they are built with stilts below and they have large windows. This is mainly to keep the building cool and the stilts elevate the building to keep them away from floods.
Kampong houses are detached houses and they usually have no fences around them, and all the neighbours are just one big happy "family:-))

Local market
Pasar Besar Siti Khadijah is a central market that is located in the heart of of Kota Bharu, Kelantan
This market sells fruits which are normally locals such as
ciku, guava, jackfruit, many types of mangoes, binjai, cempedak, orange, durian, mangosteen, watermelon, hog plum, langsat, papaya, pineapples, duku, banana, starfruit; datepalms, grapes, lychee, mata kuching, apples, mandarin oranges etc, etc

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