Before the advent of supermarkets and mega malls, all the marketing (of fish, meat, vegetables and other stuff required for the kitchen) were done at the wet market, also known as the fish market. These markets are literally wet, from melted ice used to keep the fish fresh, and from rain blown inwards by strong gushes of wind.
They are noisy too. Fishmongers scream all the time, trying to outdo one another in attracting customers to their stalls. Bargaining is also done at high pitch, if only because the buyer and seller can't hear themselves talk. If a classroom is noisy the teacher normally reprimands the pupils by telling them that the class has turned into a fish market.
Now we have fully air-conditioned supermarkets, some within shopping malls, for busy housewives do their shopping as well as marketing. Those living in wealthy city centres and expats frequent these posh if expensive places.
|Image: Andrea Peverali|
|It's not even night time yet, already pulling|
in the crowds
|Meat and gear boxes. Photo Courtesy of Life in KL|
|Nike, Adidas, New Balance, you name it|
|Eating before nightfall and walking the stalls|
|School children performing at a night market|