Jalan Sultan Zainal Abidin
20000 Kuala Terengganu
Coordinates: 5.335782, 103.135309
We reported of disturbing development concerning this beloved landmark last year, where the Public Works Department had initially confirmed the market's compromised safety condition; the Chief Minister then in February announced its revamp; a plan to modernise it; then the Terengganu State Tourism Association (PPNT) asked the state government to review this plan.
|a new structure across the kedai payang|
|I think its a parking complex?|
|a distinctively Terengganu bus|
A year later and we’re happy to report that our beloved and iconic Pasar Besar Kedai Payang still stands tall and proud.
We headed upstairs to its food court to have ourselves some authentic Terengganu breakfast spread.
|the first stall that you see|
|bevy of beverages, and colours|
|you could have nasi dagang...|
|or even bee hoon|
|but I settled for this...|
|while Brendan had Mee Soup|
|and some toasted break with Kaya|
|and Cat had the nasi lemak|
We then headed across the first floor to the textile and homeware section, and behold a feast of colours!
|you are greeted by...|
|all colours of the rainbow...|
|that seem to stretch forever|
|trinkets and souvenirs|
|tiny soft toys|
|and even more kaftans|
Downstairs on the ground floor and past the wet market is where we get our stocks of Keropok Keping (raw fish crackers that require deep frying before its edible).
|she's perched high atop her goods|
|only in Terengganu|
|a commanding view|
|the sights, sounds and smell!|
|the one and only Pasar Besar Kedai Payang|
And before you know it, its almost lunchtime and I know for just the place for even more authentic Terengganu food.