Pasar malams

Night markets or pasar malams have been a fixture of my youth with them springing up once every few months.

Back then, there wasn’t really a trend with regards to the main fixture of products sold other than the usual variety of pirated goods, good food and a relatively good time spent with the family.

Then came the age of pirated software and CDs. That was when these night markets existed for the entertainment of the visitors with regards to games, music and video. Those were the good old days until the law started cracking down on piracy.

Now, with nothing else left to sell, we’re turning to the only other free commodity which is food. Hence, multitudes of Ramly Burger stalls.

So, what’s next in this cultural revolution of our pasar malams?

2 Comments so far

  1. Tym (unregistered) on October 20th, 2006 @ 2:23 pm

    Lots of pasar malams going on now, with the final Deepavali and Hari Raya sales happening this week! I usually pass Geylang on my way home and it’s abuzz with activity every night, even after midnight.

  2. liangcai (unregistered) on October 21st, 2006 @ 1:07 pm

    I love the fact that I can grab bottled sugarcane juice on the way home from school.

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