Culture and Civilization Assignment

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Culture and Civilization Assignment

  1. 1. © Design and photography copyright 2013 Daniel Yap Chung Kiat.All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in aretrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic,mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior written of theauthor. 1
  2. 2. Introduction Daniel Yap, author and photographer, captures emotions and feelings felt by one who travels and seeks for food in Malaysia, a country where foods are rich with years of heritage and myriads of cultures. Through his photographs, he showed the process of food preparations. He caught the natural emotions of the sellers as well as their buyers. “Malaysia’s street food is not just food; its years of cultures that was passed on through generations, tradition of ages never forgotten and also architecture, the architecture of food.” The pictures were taken at the busiest streets in town, from the bustling night market located at Sunway area, to the infamous Alor Street located along Bukit Bintang. Petaling Street, located near to the Central Market, was also ventured by the author.2
  3. 3. Night market at Sunway areaGood and cheap food can be found at night market. Variety of mouth-watering food waiting you to explore. 3
  4. 4. The vendor were very busy in preparing the food since he needed to handle 2 stoves. The customer can’t waited to have his dinner.4
  5. 5. Customers queued up to buy the delicious delicacy. 5
  6. 6. This vendor was focusing on frying Kueh Tiaw. It is a type of delicious food you6 shouldn’t missed.
  7. 7. Different emotion were shown bydifferent customers when they enjoyingthe delicacy.Eating along the street is one of theculture in Malaysia which gives youdifferent feelings. 7
  8. 8. Apam Balik, a type of Malay traditional food which the peanut, butter were put on top of the dough.8
  9. 9. The vendor was busy in getting orders and made Apam Balik. 9
  10. 10. The vendor was focusing on cutting the Apam Balik that customers have10 ordered.
  11. 11. Another stall sold Apam Balik in a smaller size with different taste. 11
  12. 12. Kebab, an Arabic food which mixed with Malaysia style has create a different type of taste which can cater to the local and the tourist.12
  13. 13. Alor Street 13
  14. 14. Skewered finger food was sold along the street to satisfy one’s appetite of food.14
  15. 15. The vendor was busy preparing the ingredients of Luk luk before the crowd approach to the stall. 15
  16. 16. Lots of ingredients were placed at the stall including seafood, meat and16 vegetables.
  17. 17. Even tourists were willing to try out the food. The vendor were introducing the food to the customers. 17
  18. 18. While some of the tourists decided to take the food on their own18
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  21. 21. Enjoying durian, the king of fruits.Durian is a seasonal fruit. Foreigntourist are enjoying this mouth-watering fruit. 21
  22. 22. Fire; an important element of street food cookery.22
  23. 23. Bak Gua, pieces of pork jerky slow-cooked to perfection. 23
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  25. 25. Satay, skewered variation of marinated meat. 25
  26. 26. Grilled chicken wing26
  27. 27. As the sun started to set, the lights atthe stalls were switched on. By 7:30p.m, a crowd started to form along theroad, and they consists of mostlytourists.Everyone wants to have a taste of localdelicacies. 27
  28. 28. Petaling Street28
  29. 29. A 70 year old woman was making muar chee. 29
  30. 30. A street vendor happily serving his customer.30
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  32. 32. Preparing beef noodles32
  33. 33. Waiting for customers. 33
  34. 34. Different emotion when having beef noodles.34
  35. 35. Grilled sweet corn, a family favorite amongst Malaysians. 35
  36. 36. Slathering butter on the sweet corn.36
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  38. 38. Too good to resist, a vendor sneaked himself a bit of corn.38
  39. 39. Steaming hot, these black clay pots were waiting to be served. 39
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  41. 41. Years of experience had taught this man tomaster all 12 stoves at once. 41
  42. 42. Firing up the next order of Portuguese-style grilled fish.42
  43. 43. Adding more charcoal to the dying flames. 43
  44. 44. Aluminum-pillows filled with a delicious surprise.44
  45. 45. Customers were enjoying their dinner beside the stall.A clay pot of steaming mushroom chicken and a Portuguese-style grilled tilapia; thatwas a perfect way to end the day. Freshly opened young coconut was the choice ofbeverage for many, if not all, customers. 45

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