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Air Itam In Pearl Of The Orient

It has been a long time since I last visited Air Itam, Penang. But this time when I took my sister to Penang, she wanted to go there to get some souvenirs, yes, they have lots of varieties there. One setback though... you must be very good in haggling the prices.

Take for instance, an item can cost from RM18... and my sister can haggled the price with that fella till it cost RM3.50. A fan like thing that can be used as a hat.... wow.. my sister can do wonders with her bargains...

anyone can recognise this fella?
yes, laksa man in front of the market
my sister said, "the dirtier, the tastier!" lol...

the shops leading to the Kek Lok Si...

the turtles... noticed that they are getting lesser

my sister doing her "haggling"
a smile means the deal was DONE!


  1. so commercialised jor Png ...haiz...

  2. I enjoyed the pictures and your blog. It is very interesting. Thanks for coming by my place. Hope you will stop in again.

  3. He he, I love the shops on the stairs leading to the temple, lots of stuff to buy!

  4. kathy: for tourists ma....

    southernlady: great.. come on by more often..

    Pete: yes, lots of shops...but veryvery stuffy!!

  5. I have been there like 3 years ago. :) I miss kek lok si o.

  6. I went there - my friend had the Penang laksa, I didn't. Didn't fancy eating by the roadside pavement and clean would be the last word I would use to describe the vicinity. Eyew...

  7. tekkaus: mine was two years ago until recently..

    stp: hahaha... the dirtier, the tastier, my sis told me..

  8. there is my hometown, where i grew up!

    it's the lovely place i ever lived!

  9. Yeah wei, there can haggle a lot. When i went there, my mom haggle a lot also. I dunno how to haggle also.. My cousin told me, you need to haggle at least 70% LOLZ!! DOn't know true or not.

  10. cheekeong..yes, the place is food haven too.. a lot of varieties..

    charlene: next time bring my sister there.. hahaha..

  11. Yo Claire,, your blog turning into a travel blog now.. suddenly in office, suddenly at KL and now suddenly at Penang pulak.. LOL ~ joking only laa...

  12. Oh... thats a good smile... hehheheh...

  13. Did you post four times today or did I somehow miss a few? I love these pictures of the market. Have you ever eaten turtles? When my kids were in China, I did a post of a Wal-Mart there, they had huge boxes of live turtles to eat in the front of the store. So your sister is bettet at haggling than you are? Oh, I would like to get a better look at what she bought! I'm scrolling down now to read your flower post!

  14. elaine: my blog is memang a travel blog.. niche.. hehehe..

    cath J:yeah.. satisfied.. hahaha..

    ginny: thanks for commenting on each post.. !!

  15. I would like to exchange links with your site
    Is this possible?


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