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ppleong
13-05-2008, 01:02 PM
In view of rising inflation, I sincerely hope that MPSJ will approve more pasar malam sites in USJ. Let us have a choice of cheaper food items. Take away the middle men, unscrupulous landlords and false pricing hypermarkets. It would be nice if 3 sites are chosen within USJ.

USJ27Resident
13-05-2008, 01:59 PM
you've gotta to be kidding

Half the pasar malam traders are commercial traders that are selling/hocking off stuff that they can't sell elsewhere... :mad: And since it (the pasar malam) is in a USJ address (backdrop), prices somehow tend to be at par with the markets or groceries stores... :(

GreyShadow
13-05-2008, 02:25 PM
stuff selling in pasar malam ain't cheap anymore
and most of the time i can find it cheaper in hypermarket

USJ9chin
13-05-2008, 02:43 PM
Every Sunday we have morning hawker market in Taipan ( same row as Public Bank). The foodstuff are fresh and reasonable priced. The new government should encourage such concept. There are plenty of open space in USJ like the field in USJ9, USJ11 and USJ12. More hawker licences should be issued out to business minded people who want to earn some extra bucks to supplement their income. The economy is on rising trend and inflation rate in no time will be double digit. MPSJ should seriously look into this aspect if they are people caring.

Yah
13-05-2008, 02:45 PM
I don't agree. Pasar malam create chaotic traffic condition and dirty environment. I notice wet market at SS14 is only used 1/2 day. By noon traders already clearing their stuff. Why not let it open at longer interval. Increase its utilisation may reduce cost in the long run. That is why I think hypermarket operate at longer period.

ppleong
13-05-2008, 03:14 PM
Yah, you missed the point. SS14 is in Subang Jaya and it's a morning market. Our request is a pasar malam in USJ.

patrick
13-05-2008, 04:19 PM
stuff selling in pasar malam ain't cheap anymore
and most of the time i can find it cheaper in hypermarket

Correct, correct, correct! Not necessary cheap.

But I think what is more important is not having more pasar malams or whatever. If one is fighting inflation, then it should more a game of austerity and thrift. If one go to pasar malams and start buying on impulse, then any savings, if any, will be nullified!

At times like now, before making any purchase, one should ask oneself : "Do I really need this item? Can I put off this purchase?" I personally find that when I put off purchasing something, I usually realise later that I really dont need that item at all! I must confess that at one point in time, I was one of the most impulsive shopper!

firefox
13-05-2008, 04:35 PM
I dont trust the stuff sold at night you cant see if the purchases are fresh or stale..I have been conned a number of times and now have decided to buy the necessary from the market in broad daylight.

tupai
13-05-2008, 05:29 PM
we went to Ng Lay for YFT last weekend...and being satday, there was a pasar malam oposite the school...so naturally after pigging out, a stroll to digest the dinner (b4 supper :p seems like a jolly good idea...

A kilo of fresh tomatoes ranges from Rm1.00 to Rm0.50 (yes! u juts have to walk around to scout for the cheapest stall), bunch of vege for only rm0.50 or 3 bunches for rm1.00...betcha this is the cheapest pasar malam.

Subang Jaya?? Heck! everything is 30% more EXPENSIVE then anywhere else!

Yang Ada Beli tomato latotupai

USJ27Resident
18-05-2008, 11:08 AM
Every Sunday we have morning hawker market in Taipan ( same row as Public Bank). The foodstuff are fresh and reasonable priced..

Buddy... not so...[fresh] la.... I 'happen' to chance on this morning market and found the prawns tempting and bought about 2 kilos of it... Next day, made sambal petai & prawns... guess what, - the darn prawns were like powder when you chew... even my neighbor friend that joined us for lunch suspects that preservatives [formaldehyde? same stuff that keep dead people looking fresh... :eek: ] was used to keep the prawns looking as fresh as it was...

Got a similiar effect with the pomfret too... :eek: :mad:

Somehow, shopping for fresh produce is now like a gamble or like "russian roulette"... one just does not know if you are being slowly poisoned by unscroupulous traders... :eek:

pywong
18-05-2008, 11:50 AM
In view of rising inflation, I sincerely hope that MPSJ will approve more pasar malam sites in USJ. Let us have a choice of cheaper food items. Take away the middle men, unscrupulous landlords and false pricing hypermarkets. It would be nice if 3 sites are chosen within USJ.
ppleong, excellent idea. What you may want to do is:

1. Identify locations
2. What is the layout?
3. How to clean up after the pasar malam (or pagi)? Which is preferable
4. What steps can the health officers take to ensure quality?
5. Rate the hawkers on their quality and service. Issue licenses to those who meet the standards required. Involve the consumers in the rating.

With quality control and competition, we can get good stuff at reasonable prices.

Patrick has a point about buying unnecessarily. But I think it is more important to give the lower income group more choices at lower prices. Those who can't control their buying impulses do not need a pasar malam to trigger their craving. If they want to buy, somehow or other, they will find a place to buy.

patrick
19-05-2008, 04:55 PM
Buddy... not so...[fresh] la.... I 'happen' to chance on this morning market and found the prawns tempting and bought about 2 kilos of it... Next day, made sambal petai & prawns... guess what, - the darn prawns were like powder when you chew... even my neighbor friend that joined us for lunch suspects that preservatives [formaldehyde? same stuff that keep dead people looking fresh... :eek: ] was used to keep the prawns looking as fresh as it was...

Got a similiar effect with the pomfret too... :eek: :mad:

Somehow, shopping for fresh produce is now like a gamble or like "russian roulette"... one just does not know if you are being slowly poisoned by unscroupulous traders... :eek:

No need to. Nowadays, we buy our fish, prawns etc from this shop "Fishy Fishy" at 41 USJ 21/11. Look for the boss Wendy. Prices very reasonable. Her hp 019 2185460. Hey, I have no share there ok? Just sharing something good with you all!

bslee
19-05-2008, 05:13 PM
More pasar malams means more "filthy aftermath".. NO!
Our pasar malam ain't Portobello Road Notting Hill. Traders here are merciless and don't care if they turn your lane into a DUMP every night!.
I believe there's better deals for provisions at the real wet market.
Look at the condition of our wet markets?.. 50 years have not educated anyone how filthy our wet markets are and it still stinks like one.

patrick
19-05-2008, 06:00 PM
More pasar malams means more "filthy aftermath".. NO!
Our pasar malam ain't Portobello Road Notting Hill. Traders here are merciless and don't care if they turn your lane into a DUMP every night!.
I believe there's better deals for provisions at the real wet market.
Look at the condition of our wet markets?.. 50 years have not educated anyone how filthy our wet markets are and it still stinks like one.

Agree. That's the worse consequences I always find from pasar malams. Worse, if you folks care to look at the drains around pasar malams especially where food are sold. See how the traders pollute our drain and environment. In my silent manner of protests, I hardly ever patronise pasar malam except to show foreign visitors the way of Malaysian life.

ppleong
19-05-2008, 07:02 PM
[QUOTE=pywong]ppleong, excellent idea. What you may want to do is:

1. Identify locations
2. What is the layout?
3. How to clean up after the pasar malam (or pagi)? Which is preferable
4. What steps can the health officers take to ensure quality?
5. Rate the hawkers on their quality and service. Issue licenses to those who meet the standards required. Involve the consumers in the rating.

With quality control and competition, we can get good stuff at reasonable prices.

PY, I think the best people to answer the above 5 questions is MPSJ. It is my wish that MPSJ will do something "to give the lower income group more choices at lower prices" MPSJ must implement and enforce all pasar malam sites.

pywong
19-05-2008, 07:42 PM
PY, I think the best people to answer the above 5 questions is MPSJ. It is my wish that MPSJ will do something "to give the lower income group more choices at lower prices" MPSJ must implement and enforce all pasar malam sites.
My gut feeling is that MPSJ is going to over-whelmed by newly-raised sky-high expectations and everybody is yelling - me first, me first.

So this pasar malam thingee may be pushed way down the priority list. :)

If you want speedy action, my suggestions above still applies. :)