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Video Essay: Chow Kit: Soul of a City

Chow Kit: Soul of a City is a photo project that aim’s to look into an old and vibrant business district area in Kuala Lumpur referred to as Chow Kit that’s teaming with slices of life and it’s unique relations offerings between it’s people and the place.

A once popular area that was considered before as the city center of Kuala Lumpur, it was evident then and now that Chow Kit is a place of wealth and prospect for the people inside and around Kuala Lumpur, for Malaysians and foreigners alike.

The video presented is a limited selection of images depicting the daily happenings of the various walks of life in a span of 24 hours around the area.

We are proud to present you a 2:11 minutes video-essay “Chow Kit: Soul of a City” by Syed Omar Syed Othman.

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Photo-Essay: Pasar Chow Kit Dalam Kenangan

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oleh Pengarang: Hadi Nik

Umumnya mengetahui asal usul dan lokasi pasar ini berada. Juga dikenali sebagai Pasar Lagenda di kalangan para peniaga yang telah lama berniaga di sini. Ianya juga merupakan antara pasar tertua yang berada di Kuala Lumpur ini.

Sebuah pasar yang sering dikunjungi oleh warga kota tidak kira bangsa, tua ataupun muda. Di sini kebanyakan barangan keperluan seharian mudah untuk didapati dan pembeli mempunyai banyak pilihan dengan barangan yang hendak dicari. Suasana di sini memang begitu sibuk dengan segala macam urusan jual beli.

Walaupun tapaknya lama, walaupun lorongnya sempit, walaupun keadaan sekeliling hingar bingar, pengunjung tetap tak putus datang mencari dan membeli. Dengan adegan para penjual yang cukup peramah sekali, menjadikan suasana begitu ceria kecoh tak terperi.

Kini…
Semuanya telah tiada, semuanya senyap sunyi…
Tiada lagi kecoh di sana sini…
Apa yang tinggal hanyalah kenangan…
Kenangan yang takkan mudah dilupakan…
Kenangan yang banyak mengajar tentang kehidupan…
Yang telah banyak memberikan pengalaman…
Apakah ketentuan perjalanan…
Apakah perjalanan masih panjang…
Apakah perjalanan di masa akan datang…
Jika inilah ketentuan, terimalah demi pembangunan…
Demi kemudahan dan keselesaan, Biarpun dengan pengorbanan…
Pasar Basah Chow Kit kini kini dalam kenangan.

Photo-Essay: Chow Kit Wet Market (Old Building)

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by Authors: Mahfuz Jaffar

Chow Kit Wet Market is also known as Pasar Raja Bot by locals opened since 1955 is the largest and oldest wet market in Kuala Lumpur.

It is located at Jalan Chow Kit (Chow Kit Road) off Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman.

Chow Kit Wet Market is not a place for the faint-hearted, this place is intense. A wet market (for the uninitiated) is one where the ground is perpetually wet with running rivulets of water and ice, which is constantly being splashed on the fish and other foods to keep them fresh. The market is shaded by funky ceilings, sometimes draped with cloth and over-sized, colorful umbrellas.

It’s an olfactory overload at this lively and culturally-enriching market as you wind your way past rows and rows of packed stalls. Fresh produce, exotic fruits, tofu, an abundance of gorgeous chilies, bags of spices, piles of eggs and a staggering array of weird and wonderful things to eat. Then there are the meat stalls, with a variety of animals at every stage of the butchering process, and seafood, still in the tank or flapping on the table where you can get pretty up close and personal with your food here.