Favorite thing: MTM Double Parking is at the location of street market of daytime. Normally street market is held at nighttime, is called Pasar Malam, but this one is at daytime. Anyway, while driving around MTM, I saw cars double parked here, but then I realized I am living in Malaysia, double parking is only a small matter, triple parking is also a small matter, "biasalah" or "aiyah...semua pun sama mah". If I dare say anything, I will be in deep s.h.i.t. trouble.
Favorite thing: MTM Street parading is a group of bikers (Malaysian smaller bikes) parading their bikes on the street of MTM, it was Sunday when I was there, I saw some 50+ bikers on street, not much racings but parading. They did not dress up in black leathers, just normal outfits, looks happy and enjoying, probably a celebration of freedom or something else.
Some houses, maybe lack of people to attend to the well-being of the structures, have some 'defects' that could clearly be seen...particularly the zinc roof.
Every few years or so, the zinc roof must be replaced, the wooden walls must be furnished with oil...all to preserve the 'allure' of these houses...
As young people are keen to live in cities so the old folks would plant flowers to keep the houses look nice to the eyes...
These Malay houses, they do look identical, sometimes it's even hard for us to locate a house that we are going !
Notice that the zinc roof...has a triangle shape to circulate the air inside the house.
Normally, flowers are planted around the houses to make them more colourful & lively.
In these 'modern' days.....count yourself lucky if you could see these houses in a city, say Kuala Lumpur...They don't consider as 'old' but rather 'outdated'....
Normally, there are 3 parts :
The front : Serambi means PORCH; Where normally there are steps to enter the houses, where normally people like to 'hang out'....
The middle : Bilik Atas means UPPER ROOM; A slightly heightened part of the house where normally there's a bedroom & most treasured belongings are kept here.
The end lower part : Dapur simply means KITCHEN;A gathering place of people, activities aplenty here especially for women cooking the meals, family dining area as well; Watching TV etc...
The most common sight & probably the most outstanding sight that you could see in a Malay village is the houses ! Where malay people live or have been lived for the last 1 century or so...(maybe longer...).
I remember when I used to have European visitors to my village (My 'Kampung'...); They would say that these houses looked like dollhouses ! maybe they are small & you (well, them...) could hardly standing straight when being in those houses !...