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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Pesta Chow Kit Kita (part 2)

At about 11.30 a.m a street parade was held to promote the Pesta and to invite the local inhabitants to the event.
This is part of the Faces of Chow Kit photo exhibition.
Chow Kit is more than just Malaysians of Malay, Chinese and Indian origins.  It includes the various groups from Sabah and Sarawak such as Kadazan, Dusun, Iban, Penan and others.  A sizable community of peoples of Indonesian, Thai, Myanmar, Nepali, Bangladeshi and other Asian nations also exist here.  Of late peoples of African and Middle Eastern countries can be seen here.  Chow Kit is a true melting pot of all peoples of the world.
The street parade was lead by the White Percussion Unit who had volunteered to perform at the Pesta.
The local 'Arts' Community has been very supportive of the whole project.
Don't be fooled by the pieces.  It's not always chess, sometimes it's just checkers thats played here.
The parade went right through the Chow Kit market.  Here the volunteers are handing out leaflets about the Pesta.
Leaflets and posters had been distributed in the area during the past few days, however it was not as 'noisy' as today's distribution. 
This is the way 'ayam pencen' (lit. pensioned or retired chicken - layers that are past their prime laying age) is prepared for sale.
My friend, Farook, who has a 'teh tarik' (tea) stall in the vicinity of Masjid Pakistan came out with his son to check out the 'commotion'.
An elderly Chow Kit 'regular' studying the leaflet. 
The parade ended in about an hour.
"Where is my portrait?" is probably on his mind.
"Is that me?...naw... cannot be."
Visitors to the Pesta were just as colourful at the Pesta itself.
A crowd is always a good location for any enterprising person.
I liked this.
It was hard work for the volunteers but it was fun too.  I don't know if the banner at the back (LUCU is Malay for funny) had anything to do with it, but these volunteers were having a whale of a time.

To be continued.....

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