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Dreaded Nian

January 3, 2013


In endless tropical summer, the Spring Festival was always a spiritually dubious time for my grandfather. Desperate to ensure his good fortune continued in the coming year, he would close the shop out of superstition several days before the new moon. In Cantonese tradition, to give someone the gift of a clock at the time […]

Night Markets

December 18, 2012


In Penang not all markets are open in the morning. For those that prefer to do their food shopping after work, there are the night markets. The businesses at these nocturnal fiesta start to ply their trades from 4 o’clock in the afternoon till late. The Jelutong Night Market is a walking distance from our […]

Masters of their trade

December 7, 2012


This post is dedicated to the close-knit community of traders that KuKu got to know at Chowrasta Market. They played an important part in this journey of cultural and culinary realization. (Click on photos to enter gallery)