Buffalo Market @ Pasar Bolu (Tana Toraja)

It is interesting to visit theme market. For example, bird market in Yogya, camel market in Rajasthan, fish market in Tokyo, and just now we were at the buffalo market in Pasar Bolu, 3KM from Rantepao.

Pasar Bolu Buffalo Market (Tana Toraja) (12)

We arrived at 8am before more buffalos coming to town. By 9am, the lanes were jammed pack with buffalo.

Pasar Bolu Buffalo Market (Tana Toraja) (1)

Buffalo could cost from IRD 20 million to 250 million (record?). The ‘precious’ one are those albino buffalo with three colours, gigantic with impressive horns.

Pasar Bolu Buffalo Market (Tana Toraja) (17)

The whole place is like a car exhibition showroom.



Ramadhan Bazaar 2013

The Ramadhan (Ramadan) fasting month falls in summer time.

Ramadhan Bazaar 2013 (9)

Bazaar has becoming a good marketplace for Muslims and non-Muslims to scout for food in the evening.

Ramadhan Bazaar 2013 (1)

We visited one of the bazaar nearby and look for the usual food choices.

Ramadhan Bazaar 2013 (12)


Sunday Market @ Gaya Street

I recalled this street was known as Bond Street.

Gaya Street Sunday Market (12)

After breakfast, we walked from our hotel to Gaya Street. It looked pretty much unchain since my last visit.

Gaya Street Sunday Market (10)

I remembered the seashell, flowers and pet stores.

Gaya Street Sunday Market (1)

There are stores selling herbal tea and bird nest drink.

Gaya Street Sunday Market (11)


Filipino Market @ Kota Kinabalu

There are few tourist attractions along the waterfront at Kota kinabalu city. One of my favourite markets is the Filipino Market.

Filipino Market (Kota Kinabalu) (10)

You can visit the market in the morning or at night. The main difference is the grilled fish stalls opening during the evening.

Filipino Market (Kota Kinabalu) (13)

It is a relatively small market where you can finish the tour in less than an hour.

Filipino Market (Kota Kinabalu) (9)


Bogyoke Aung San Market (Scott Market)

Bogyoke Aung San Market is probably the most popular tourist shopping maketplace in Yangon.

Bogyoke Aung San Market (8)

The main building retains its colonial architecture style while the inner lanes were covered with cobblestones. It was constructed in 1926.

Bogyoke Aung San Market (4)

The market offers a (slightly) cooler venue for tourists to escape the hot afternoon.

Bogyoke Aung San Market (2)

The nearly two thousands shops showcase some local and regional merchandises. One could readily spend 3 hours and barely cover all the shops (without stopping).


Wet Market on 26th Street (Yangon)

There are few wet markets in Yangon. The small but busy morning market at 26th Street is within walking distance from Bogyoke Aung San Market.

Yangon wet market (6)

The best time to visit this street market is 7 to 9am.

Yangon wet market (7)

The market could be covered within 30 minutes but it has lots of local produces.

Yangon wet market (8)


Nyaung-U Market

The morning market in Nyaung-U is an oasis to some tourists who need time out from the endless temple-hopping in Bagan.

Nyaung-U Market (1)

Bagan situates in the dry area of Myanmar. So all the leafy vegetables are grown in the river bank or remote villages. In the past, the farmers have to wake carry the crops on their back and shoulder, walk 20 miles to the market to sell their produces. After the sales, they walk home and prepare dinner, and start over again on the next day. Now with the transportation truck, the farmers can share and ride on motor vehicles that safe them lots of effort.

Nyaung-U Market (12)

The morning market is more interesting than Bogyoke Aung San Market in Yangon.

Nyaung-U Market (9)