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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Siti Khadheeja Market

 When I  found out we were heading to a state called Kelantan, I decided to check out the hot spots to shop for food ,ofcourse.  What I do know is that its best to buy local mainly they would be fresh and also cheaper  and also if you are thinking environmentally , its also a good thing. 
If you google places to see or shop in kelantan , this market will come top of the list.  Its just a local market, but whats fascinating is that its mostly women and  the whole excitement of discovering new things , wierd ones and also familiar ones that you find from back home.
 The place is situated right in the heart of kota bahru, the capitalof this state.  Its a rather old run down building and once you get near it , the stench of rotting garbage , and fish and god knows what else could put you off. Plus the presence of stray cats who love to brush against you. But once you get used to it, or just avoid looking down and take deep breaths , its not that bad. The vendours are smiley, friendly  people, like most kelantanese people.  Some even  put in an extra  handfuls of chillies or a couple of limes if you buy lots of produce :) or come back to them.
Most of the vendours  on the ground floor sell vegetables and fruits, there are  poultry sellers, the butchers, and the fish mongers.
 Then there are the coconut milk extractors. They use huge machines to extract fresh coconut milk and even sell freshly grated coconut.
The top floor or the first floor, is mostly spices, various condiments and pickles and various kinds of meat floss, pots and pans.

Even though I like the hustle and bustle of  the place, the place is quite unkept when it comes to cleanliness , other than that its a good place to go  and snoop around and discover  new things.

If you want to know more about this place check out this site, the author has lovely photoes and great  article describing the place.

15 comments:

  1. Other than the smell and cleanliness part you mentioned, the place is definitely complete and great to search for fresh stuff.. I can almost feel it from your writing :) :)

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  2. Nice market...clean and where you get fresh veggies...

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  3. Beautiful clicks, clean market looks absolutely great..

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  4. I loved hearing about this market! Especially like how you described it - to snoop around. You can find new things that way.

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  5. Lovely pic, thanks for sharing!

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  6. So interesting! would have loved to spend a couple of hours there!

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  7. I wish I could just jump into the screen and shop some fresh produce there!!

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  8. I can see lots of fresh food and Asian groceries from this market...would love to shop there!

    This is my 1st time visiting your blog...lots of yummy home cooked ideas. I love it and I would love to be your follower :D

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  9. you make me smile but fun post all the same show us the coconut milk machines LOL

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  10. will do rebecca, next time i visit there will take a shot of the machine. :)

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  11. I love open markets & would love to browse around this one ..

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  12. Nice pics, do not you have the roof's pic? thats the best corner

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  13. the market in kelantan is so colorful and alive!

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