LITTLE HONG KONG (AND NO VISA REQUIRED!)

On the way to Vihara Dharma Bakti, passing the Pasar Petak Sembilan. It really feels l'm somewhere in Hong Kong!

On the way to Vihara Dharma Bakti, passing the Pasar Petak Sembilan. It really feels l’m somewhere in Hong Kong!

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.

No wonder the seafood here tastes so fresh!

No wonder the seafood here tastes so fresh!

Still so amazed by how still these little frogs are!

Still so amazed by how still these little frogs are!

The beauty in tranquility

The beauty in tranquility

Smells like peace!

Smells like peaceful spirit!

Cannot help but wonder how much histories have been made on this chair...

Cannot help but wonder how much histories have been made on this chair…

A nice haircut makes the man!

A nice haircut makes the man!

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1 Comment

  1. Wibi 23 Aug 2015 Reply

    Next time you come to this place, don’t miss the old coffee shop of “Tak Kie.”

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