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This is Part 3 (Panorama) of my Chinatown Series. Click on the images below to expand with further details.

 

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The Emerald Dragon Gates
The Emerald Dragon Gates

In Part 1, the first image was taken in the wee hours of twilight during the early 2000s. Today during daylight it's bustling with human traffic both on foot and on wheels. And the hideous looking tv screen on main entrance. © Evan Hwong Photographs

Touts
Touts

Malaysian cab drivers are famous not for their courtesy, but for touting, overpricing, and using rigged meters. And you wonder why the queue is long not of passengers but of such irresponsible ingrates. © Evan Hwong Photographs

Backlanes
Backlanes

While the center of Chinatown is as happening as it can be, the backlanes are eerily quiet. © Evan Hwong Photographs

Little Kopitiam
Little Kopitiam

Another backlane shot of a small coffee stall out of nowhere in a path less taken. © Evan Hwong Photographs

Penjaja Gallery Jalan Sultan
Penjaja Gallery Jalan Sultan

...or Sultan Road Hawker's Gallery, with peddler to food stalls serving local Chinese fares to tourists and those who work and live nearby. © Evan Hwong Photographs

A Glimpse
A Glimpse

One would think with hawkers and stalls like these, one would find grossness unmatched by any landfills. One couldn't be more wrong. © Evan Hwong Photographs

Carcasses
Carcasses

Beef, pork, chicken, you name it. They might just have it. © Evan Hwong Photographs

Bargains
Bargains

Closer towards lunchtime, price drops and people are ready to haggle due to the produce being less fresh. © Evan Hwong Photographs

Closing Time 1
Closing Time 1

Fresh produce can only last that long, and by noon, most shops close for the day since they start work even before the break of dawn. © Evan Hwong Photographs

Closing Time 2
Closing Time 2

That's also because less people would throng the backlanes by then during the day, which mostly comprise of tourists. © Evan Hwong Photographs

Emporium
Emporium

As the name implies, everything outside on the main street seemed to be as such, merchants lining up every inch of the road sides selling whatever one can lay their eyes on. © Evan Hwong Photographs

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276

Stepping off the street and only another corner, you would feel as though you're looking into another world. © Evan Hwong Photographs

Inside Out
Inside Out

Another view of the seemingly unstoppable world unfolding before you as you take a step back. © Evan Hwong Photographs

Hong Kong Roast Meat
Hong Kong Roast Meat

It ain't Chinatown if there ain't roast meat. © Evan Hwong Photographs

Floral Mist
Floral Mist

At another corner, the air is filled with sweet scents of roses, jasmine and tulips. Even the bouquet arrangements were seemingly well done compared to some malls. © Evan Hwong Photographs

KAM!
KAM!

If you've had enough of Chinese fares, or can only take 'halal', there's pockets of Indian/Moslem stalls as well. © Evan Hwong Photographs

Watches, Shoes, Clothes, Bags
Watches, Shoes, Clothes, Bags

'nuf said. At least the Green Dragon awning above is a respite against the Malaysian scorching heat. Happy bargaining! © Evan Hwong Photographs

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