Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Life unfolded 戏剧在生活 ...

Petaling Street 
(Malay: Jalan Petaling, Chinese: 茨厂街)
is the China Town of Kuala Lumpur
which I remember coming to this place
very early in the mornings (around 6 am) 
for Dim Sum with my dad some 35-40+ years ago
before he sent me to a Chinese School nearby,
that Dim Sum shop is still in business today
It would be a pity to let this somewhat narrow street 
of perhaps 500m or less overshadow the many 
fascinating facets of life within an around it
which unfolds on this street everyday.
The street is infamous for pirated clothes and accessories, 
but modern Petaling Street has a unique soul 
and heartbeat very much of its own.
The ebb and flow of life on Petaling Street is 
at once charming and is still intriguing
despite it was thoroughly renovated a decade ago
Much like a theater play where actors enter the stage, 
act their part, and then exit the stage

from dawn to dusk, each person who steps 
onto Petaling Street 
has a role to play, 
from the curiosity of the tourists to the 
not so photo-shy stall attendants, 
no-nonsense locals, and recently 
quite some foreign worker and 
the ever impatient road users.

China Town, KL 吉隆坡华人街 ...

China Town, KL 吉隆坡华人街 ...

China Town, KL 吉隆坡华人街 ...

China Town, KL 
吉隆坡华人街 ...


Joop Zand said...

Lovely streetshots..... i like them.

greetings, Joop

Rui Pires - Olhar d'Ouro said...

Fantastics photos!


Eyeliquor said...

Great street photography Wong!
Love it!

Laura.M said...

The daily life of a neighborhood, Wong. Each one does its job :))
a hug.

Bob Bushell said...

Great streetscape.

ρομπερτ said...

makes one feel time. may time treat this street kind.

Cloudia said...

Magic remains
here on this street
and in your heart.

Thank YOU for sharing this treasure with us, Friend!

Warm Aloha from Waikiki;

Comfort Spiral

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Olga said...

It is, indeed, a theater play. I love the last photo the most.It provides an unusual view point and gives an interest to the scene.

Traveling Hawk said...

I like the series, especially the first photo.

Ángel said...

Escenas de una vida tan lejana que aún me interesan más.
Un cordial saludo

Anonymous said...

Moments of everyday work ...

teca said...

Beautiful record!
Warm hug.