I was in the mood for some cultural trip and an authentic lontong Cap Go Meh last weekend. So, naturally a trip to Glodok was taken. I went to the old Klenteng Dharma Bakti (a must-visit when in the area!) and on the way to the Klenteng I passed through Pasar Petak Sembilan. There I saw and got amused by all the crabs, scallops, and frogs being sold… alive! They even put every four-five frogs together and amazingly these little amphibians stayed still – they didn’t even attempt to jump and escape!
Anyway, after I finished my visit to the Klenteng, I popped into the oldest barbershop in Glodok: Ko Tang, whose charm brought my vintage soul right at home.
And whilst it was bustling and business went on as usual, I was at peace here. It seemed that at Glodok, time stood still and it felt good.