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Showing posts with label street vendor. Show all posts
Showing posts with label street vendor. Show all posts

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Give Life to Street Photography.

Street photography is indeed an interesting field. There are so many things that could be seen there. Different kinds of people roam around the streets even on ordinary days. These people of different traits are potential subjects for photography. Aside from people, other things can also be interesting like some buildings, street art and others. Animals can also be a good subject for street photography. They can also tell a unique story through their actions. Real life moment are what one can see for this type of photography and it is very much appreciated by many people.
It can truly be very exciting and full of fun when street photography is being done. So, if you want to venture into this field just google 'Street Photography' read and view what street photographer have done.
This morning I went out outing with my digital and film camera.Digital images is shown below & my film photography is still in lab for developing but you can see some of the images I shoot with film SIMPLY FILM PHOTOGRAPHY

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Sunday Market @ Medan Niaga Satok.

I think you have view my post on LAST DAY of SUNDAY MARKET in SATOK and this morning I went to shop at new Sunday market in Medan Niaga Satok in Petra Jaya,Kuching.The medan niaga satok in fact open to public two weeks ago but the Sunday market just started this weekend.The new location is very clean ,perhaps new place but I hope the vendors will maintain the cleanese of the place.I did not know whether there is a public transport to this place.I did not see any bus stop or any taxi stand around.Of course,during the weekend there's always a traffic congested but over all I find this new market is user friendly..below a set of photograph that I shoot this morning in Medan Niaga Satok.

Next week perhaps I try night shooting in this Medan Niaga .

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Photograph Street Markets.

Markets are fascinating places to photograph and are always on my shot list wherever I go. They are often places where you get a real glimpse of the local, everyday life and make for fantastic photo opportunities. However, the low light conditions and busy atmosphere can make photographing markets somewhat challenging.
A very good day this morning .While shop for fruits and vegetable at Sunday street market, I have a chance to practice my street photography too.The main objective of my photography to-day is to highlight the ability of the camera to freeze a moment of time. Combining the two, the nature of “street photography” and the stillness of photographs, I was aiming at capturing interesting moment in daily life. For this reason I choose to take photos in crowed places (Satok Sunday market) so there will be more opportunity to find interesting moment of people. Also more people mean more interactions and connections between them. These are other elements that I thought would be very important for successful street photography.
Below are few of the photos taken this morning in the street market in Kuching,Sarawak.

all the above photos taken with Panasonic Lumix LX3.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Human Interest Photography-Story of The Day.

One of the most important success factor in the shooting 'Human Interest" is the photographer's ability to break the ice and blend with environment to be photograph.To break the ice,I always come into their midst in order to see it and talk I ask many relevant questions.'Human Interest" is live and it no less important to make many friends.
Encik Sepawi at his weekend market stall.
My human interest story is about Encik Sepawi.In the year 2009 working as a gardener.cleaner and bush cutter who come to work place with his rusty old bicycle and simply faded white t-shirt and same old pant almost everyday.As you can see from the picture above Encik Sepawi is now a very successful weekend street vendor .According to him all his stock such as cake are prepare by his wife and children.I transport all my good with my new Van .My customers mostly tourist from West Malaysia & Sabah who prefer to buy Sarawak Cake Lapis.
I love to hear successful stories of the local people like Sepawi,there are motivating when we hear of other people's hard work paying off.When we share these successful stories others can also learn from them.
From Encik Sepawi Stall.
I see this how the photograph 'Human Interest' you will appear more alive.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Vanishing Sunday Market.

One of the most famous and popular landmarks in Kuching City has to be the Sunday Market.This open air market place located at Jalan Satok.This is most congested,lively and fascinating market place on every weekend.

The Sunday Market started out as a place to buy jungle produce from the farmers from the hinterland of Kuching city, mostly from Bau, Lundu, Padawan and Serian. Farmers from the surrounding area would take buses or hitch rides, and start to congregate at the market as early as Saturday morning, and begin trading at noon time.

The most famous Terubok Masin Sarawak.

 Here the city folk have been able to enjoy a wide array of shoes.slipper etc.etc  at very competitive prices. The goods are cheap, and a shopping trip to the market will not burn a hole in your pocket.

 Many Kuching people have become addicted to visiting the market every weekend. It is an occasion for a family outing, as strolling along the congested street market, and examining the goods on sale has become a very pleasant day out for city folk.

 Pastries from chinese and malay stall.

 You can easily find fresh local organic vegetable,chili etc.etc.. 

 Item sold at Sunday Market..You can also buy a puppy, kitten, hamster or rabbit. All sorts of animals are offered on sale in small cages

While photographing I also buy Putu Mayang......


All in all, the Satok Sunday Market is still one of my favourite places in Kuching city. I have heard rumours of the authorities trying to relocate the market elsewhere, but I am sure this would be an unpopular proposition for Kuching folk. Let us face it, we are all lifelong fans of our grand Sunday Market — a regular feature of public life in Kuching city.The will be relocated HERE.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Farewell To Wet & Sunday Market At Satok in Kuching.

Satok, situated in the city North of Kuching was once a Malay kampung (village).Sunday Market in Satok become one of the most popular tourist attractions and visited by tourists in and outside Malaysia. Night eateries known a Benteng, which only operate at night enable visitors and the locals enjoy the various food, including Kolok mee, and Laksa Sarawak.Soon that popular Sunday Market of Satok will be moved to the new place next to Kubah Ria in Petra Jaya.To read more about this article kindly visit this blogspot by Encik Yusuf  Muhammad YM's MIND.
Old Satok Market (23/01/2012)
Satok Market in Kuching City has to be the most interesting market to-day. First time visitor can easily spent 2-3 hours wondering in the maze of stalls and lost admist the noisy marketplace.
Durian King of fruits.
 " Visitors should not miss Pasar Satok as the busy market offers views of diverse cultures, a cacophony of unfamiliar languages (especially for those familiar with standard Malay and English) and an assortment of products"

The Satok Weekend Market on Jalan Satok starts on Saturday afternoon when traders bring produce from their farms and continues on till Sunday. There are also many unique ferns and plants, wild honey, wild orchids, traditional herbs (used as medicine) and fruits from the jungles. Handicrafts and ethnic carvings are also available. There are a wide variety of snacks and sometimes snakes in baskets!(Qouted by Tourist )
The market cannot consider as big, only coverred few streets, but offered a lot of local food and fruits
Some Old Building in Satok.
Old Shophouses in Satok.
The Satok market is often listed as a tourist attraction in Kuching, but unless you're a keen photographer it probably won't hold much appeal. The produce is cheap and fresh and the environment interesting to walk around, but it also gets very hot and crowded especially during weekend.

Posted on December 4, 2011, Sunday
KUCHING: Traders at Satok market are expected to move to Medan Niaga Satok, next to Kubah Ria, in Matang Road in March next year.(March 2012).
The what so call Medan Niaga Satok situated just beside the new Kubah Ria in PetraJaya. would have five main complexes.
 About 1,400 traders from the present Sunday market and 280 from Satok Tamu market are expected to operate at the new location.Medan Niaga Satok has 19,000 trading spaces, complete with a water system and a proper rubbish disposal system compared to the one at Satok market.
 These new facilities would provide better comfort to the traders in Satok market. Added with modern design and cleaner market waste management system, rest assured that both the traders and customers would find this new market both convenient and appealing.
One of the priorities of this project focuses on cleanliness, be it internally or to its surroundings.
As part of the city’s transformation programme, this complex is a project to help the low income group and with the tourism centre and remember that these new facilities would provide better comfort to the traders in Satok market.