Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Lebuh Ampang in Kuala Lumpur is a short but colourful street
[Pixs copyright Ewe Paik Leong]
Kuala Lumpur’s Lebuh Ampang, known as Little India, is crammed with interesting stores and restaurants. Banana leaf and chettinad restaurants vie for attention with stores blasting out Bollywood and Collywood music, and wares of retailers overflow onto five-foot ways. Passers-by are greeted with the sight of pigeons, sarees, kurtis, aluminum pots, copper pans, spices, incense, holy water from the Ganges, decorative candles, glittery costume jewellery, and the kaleidoscopic colours of barfi, laddu, chikki, malpoa and gulab jamun piled in glass cases. You can also have your fortune read by a fortune-teller utilizing a popinjay and buy jasmine and flower garlands from itinerant vendors.