Sunday, July 19, 2009

Central Market

Built in 1928, it was once the largest wet market in the city. In 1986 it was converted into an arts and crafts centre, with many shops showcasing the work of local artists and craftsmen

Central Market is the place to go if you are looking for local crafts and souvenirs as almost everything is under one roof here.
The many shops housed in this heritage building offer antique, curios, batik, pewter ware, woodcarvings, gems, handicrafts, souvenirs and a lot more. Visitors can see local craftsmen at work - portrait artists, batik painters, glass craftsmen, T-shirt artists, souvenir makers, cobbler, key maker, seamstress, etc.
To be honest,some of the usual tourist tat is cheap,nasty and tacky but you can also find some high quality pieces

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