Chowrasta Market is a famous wet market facing Penang Road, in the centre of George Town. The market has an indoor section with market stalls spilling out onto the streets, mainly, Chowrasta Road, Tamil Lane and Kuala Kangsar Road (see map). Below are some street captures of the outdoor market activities that start to wrap up before noon.
stalls lined along Jalan Kuala Kangsar
(left) fishmonger selling off his remaining fish by the roadside; (right) a boy intrigued with swimming goldfish
scene of the local community at Chowrasta
hanging up chinese dried pork sausages (lap cheong) at a sundry shop
market vendor packed up for the day
Just around the corner is another popular local morning wet market open, the Campbell Street Market. This heritage building of Victorian style stands at the intersection of Campbell Street and Carnarvon Street.
facade of the Campbell Street Market
the signboard at the front of Campbell Street Market with the historical names of Campbell Street. Originally called ‘Sin Kay’ in hokkien which literally means a ‘new street’, it also has a double meaning with the play of words, meaning ‘fresh chickens (prostitutes)’ straight off the boats of migrants arriving from the port of Macau.