HK Island, Hong Kong

Bowrington Road Market: Durian, jackfruit and other fruits

It's that time of the year again... the markets are full with the king of the fruit: Durian. You either love or hate it. Walking through the narrow roads of the Bowrington Road Market in Wan Chai, there were boxes next to boxes of Durian fruit. And my pictures are misleading, there were lots of… Continue reading Bowrington Road Market: Durian, jackfruit and other fruits

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Hong Kong

Impressions from Handmade Hong Kong in Discovery Bay

Sunday saw me going back to Discovery Bay for the first time in months... and I had a very good reason: I was exploring Handmade Hong Kong, a showcase and gathering place for independent artists and crafters. The focus is on local, independent vendors selling their handmade or self-designed wares - and these can include… Continue reading Impressions from Handmade Hong Kong in Discovery Bay

Singapore

Singapore: Tiong Bahru Market

After strolling through Tiong Bahru and looking at the architecture, my former colleague took me to the new market, which was reopened in 2006. The old market, which was opened in 1955, was the first modern market to be built in a housing area. Prior to the building of the Market the hawkers were all… Continue reading Singapore: Tiong Bahru Market

Vietnam

Hanoi: Dong Xuan and Cho Hôm markets

Street markets are one thing in Hanoi, the other thing are all the big markets that are dotted around the town. Dong Xuan market in the northern part of the Old Quarter is huge - it has at least three levels across three buildings (from what I could tell and explore). At the bottom vendors… Continue reading Hanoi: Dong Xuan and Cho Hôm markets

Vietnam

Hanoi: Street markets

There are so many markets in Hanoi - it's difficult not to visit them. I love all the small street markets that seem to are dotted around the city - you just walk a few steps and suddenly in a corner or alleyway is a market with young girls and old ladies selling local produce.… Continue reading Hanoi: Street markets

HK Island, Hong Kong

Graham Street market revisited

After visiting all the exhibitions I kept walking through the streets of Central ... ... and I just went past all the wet market stalls around Graham Street. I love this area. It is such a classic place to visit, walking along the small green stores with its fresh produce almost feels like Hong Kong… Continue reading Graham Street market revisited