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Ayer Itam Market 1

The Ayer Itam Market is a popular wet market in the Air Itam (also known for the iconic Kek Lok Si and the asam laksa food stalls) area of Penang. Having been around for many decades, nearby population has multiplied several times and this area is today very congested, with traffic proceeding at almost a snail’s pace. It has a variety of things on sale; fresh pork meat could be sold right next to women’s innerwear.

Ayer Itam Market 1

The Ayer Itam Market is a popular wet market in the Air Itam (also known for the iconic Kek Lok Si and the asam laksa food stalls) area of Penang. Having been around for many decades, nearby population has multiplied several times and this area is today very congested, with traffic proceeding at almost a snail’s pace. It has a variety of things on sale; fresh pork meat could be sold right next to women’s innerwear.

comments (13)

  • Ray
  • Not in United States
  • 17 May 2017, 00:55
This is a wonderful market scene, Ayush!
Ayush Basu: Thank you very much, Ray! Penang has some interesting markets, not unlike the ones I grew up seeing.
  • Beth
  • United States
  • 17 May 2017, 01:25
This is a great market shot - captures the story.
Ayush Basu: Thank you very much, Beth. I will have some more shots of Penang markets.
Quite a place, Ayush! I love the older lady on the motor bike!
Ayush Basu: I see mopeds widely in Penang and indeed, in quite a bit of SE Asia, Elizabeth.
Good street scene, Ayush, I walked through a similar scene in L.A. I wish I had taken more photo's now.
Ayush Basu: Markets and streets are something that I did not extensively shoot, but nowadays I find them appealing, Frank.
That is funny how somewhat can pull up on a meat stall on a scooter.
Ayush Basu: These were street side vendors and this is a common sight in Penang, Michael.
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 17 May 2017, 06:06
She looks as if she is shopping without getting off of her scooter
Ayush Basu: She could keep the engine running, Lisl.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 17 May 2017, 06:17
We rarely see pork and women's innerwear in the same picture Ayush
Ayush Basu: Thanks to Shutterchance (and one unabashed photographer), now you can!
This reminds me of Mexico.
Ayush Basu: Markets and streets are something that I did not extensively shoot, but nowadays I find them appealing, Chad.
I like how she can shop without even getting off her moped!
Ayush Basu: She might grab a juicy piece and make a run for it, Bill!
Looks like it is a 'drive-by' market according to the woman on the scooter.
Ayush Basu: On this street market, you can avoid switching off your engine, Mary.
I like the lady at the left on her scooter--she is set to shop!
Ayush Basu: She is all set to tick off items from he grocery list and zoom off, Larry.
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 17 May 2017, 21:19
hehe shopping on a scooter, love it... looks like others have the same idea!
Ayush Basu: Quite a common sight in Penang and much of SE Asia, Elaine. Thank you.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 19 May 2017, 04:48
What a great place and there is so much to see here. LOVE the treatment here!!!!
Ayush Basu: This place is a beehive of activity, Astrid.

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