Saturday, 30 March 2013


On our way to George Town, the historic district of this former British colony, we walked past a good many shophouses, each one devoted to a specific product--eggs, milk, brushes, rice, paint, etc. The owners are often the last of their kind as their children have moved on to higher-paying jobs elsewhere and their business is slowly overtaken by corporate warehouses. It is a little sad to think this may be the end.

While the owner's away, the cat the store? 

Fish set out for drying 

This man smiled and let me take his picture. 

One of the few shops with booming business: a bike rental shop for the tourists

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