Wednesday, December 1, 2010

On Petaling Street 茨厂街 ...

China Town - Petaling Street 
 (茨厂街 or "Chi-Cheong-Kai")
... Petaling Street
 is particularly famous for its all-day parade of stalls, 
 that sell imitation goods of all sorts ...


However, nothing beats the unique characters of street vendors and people on this street ....


Or such as this men fixing a window of the old shop lots in this street ....



Early morning, you are greeted with foreign workers preparing for 
 the many stalls that make-up Petaling street which will run all day until mid-night ...



I saw a report few days ago that there are more then 2 million foreign workers in the country and many are in the city of Kuala Lumpur, perhaps near to this street ... 



Petaling Street is well known for its "street branded-name" products of all kinds,
however it does not exclusively offer such pirated products. 
Haggling is a common sight here and the place is usually crowded with locals as well as tourists.

The area has dozens of restaurants and food stalls, serving local favourites such asHokkien mee, ikan bakar (barbecued fish), asam laksa and curry noodles. Traders here are mainly Chinese but there are also Indian, Malay, and Bangladeshi traders.

Nevertheless, I don't come here for the things you can buy but the characters I can photograph ...

19 comments:

Laura.M said...

Me gusta esta serie de imágenes del mercadillo callejero en estos sitios hay de todo Wong.
Saludos.Laura

Olivier said...

belle série de portraits sur les travailleurs.

Erika said...

This street should be very noisy
bye bye
erika

PhotoArtist Anne Ueland said...

Great captured moment images. Like them a lot :)

Alexander DeLarge said...

Fantastic =D. I love the second one!

Alex.

Ursus said...

brilliant pictures .... the picture with the man in the window and the construction worker with a yellow helmet like it very much. congratulate

Luz said...

Excelentes!

Ken Mac said...

so many unusual items!

Nurr Kasih said...

Tak berani ambil picture kat Petaling Street..Nice collection picture..

Scott said...

That would be a very fun place to get lots of interesting photographs. Loved those shots and the story of Petaling street too.

Life Ramblings said...

it's been a year since i set foot in Petaling St. i've always enjoy taking pictures of street life in its natural setting.

Randy said...

Wonderful series of photos. I like the first one, the purses make for a great backdrop.

T. Becque said...

You've proven this is a great place to go for photographs!

Ángel said...

Momentos espectaculares de una vida en otra ciudad, muy diferente a las ciudades europeas. Fotografías con un encanto muy especial.
Un abrazo

nouvelles couleurs - vienna atelier said...

really love the first one shot!

antyczna said...

I like your stories Wong. Keep going.

MTO Photography said...

Great moment shots. The man in the window and the construction worker with a yellow helmet is my absolute favorite:)

Vibeke Sahl said...

Nice and colorfull serie of ordinary street life!! Love it!! :-) Vibeke :-)

Costea said...

A successful series about street life.