Today we went to the Central Market which is housed in a cavernous art deco building, built in 1888(1) which was once a fresh produce market beside the river in Chinatown. We had no problem spending the entire day wandering the various craft outlets, and watching the programme of events, which included Malay, Indian, and Chinese dances as well as T'ai Chi performances!(2) We bought a few Kites, Batiks, handmade jewlery and clothing!
For lunch we had Coconut water which was such a good thirst quencher and Ais Kacang to beat the heat! It was there version of a snow cone but with a definate twist, it consisted of a colorful pile of shaved ice with syrup, red beans, jelly, sweet corn, and evaporated milk.