A Morning at Pasar Loken, Ipoh

18 May 2016

A treasure trove of miscellaneous items

Every Sunday at around 6.30 a.m. the stretch of Jalan Horley and its surrounding area starts bustling with activity. Vendors start hurling sheets of canvasses on the road and walkways, and slowly emptying their cars and little trucks of items which will be arranged nicely on these aforementioned canvasses.

 

 

 

 

 

Pasar Loken or Pasar Karat along what is now called Memory Lane in the former tin-mining hub of Ipoh, Perak, is a testament to a long-forgotten bygone era. Vintage tools, furniture, used tableware and various memorabilia greet visitors to this market, which goes on until just after noon. Prices are usually negotiable, so don’t hesitate to haggle for that vintage feature piece that would complete your home or office.

 

 

 

 

 

Come early, as it gets pretty crowded around 9 a.m. with limited parking space, and, depending on the weather, can get pretty hot too.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pasar Loken happens every Sunday 6:30am-1pm along Jalan Horley
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By Irman Hilmi

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