A visit to the night market –
The night market is not a strange place for today’s city life. Every Thursday from 6.00 p.m to about 10.00 p.m, a night market is set up on the road in front of a row of shophouses near where I live. There are many vendors plying their wares at the night market, and it has become a regular thing for me to visit the night market. This has become a regular activity for me and my family to visit the night market every evening after dinner. These temporary stalls sell all manners of useful household goods, food, and drinks. A night market is a colorful place.
The excitement of the night market starts in the late evening. The vendors shout to attract their customers. We stepped into the market carefully as there were many people there. In fact, we had to be careful not to knock into the other shoppers. Our first stop was the food stalls. There were vendors selling cakes, biscuits, buns, dumplings, dim sum, noodles, and many other local tidbits and delicacies. we bought some buns and dumplings for my parents and other siblings at home. The customers also haggle with the vendors to buy the goods with the best deal. This further enhances the exciting atmosphere.
We then walked over to the fruit stall to buy some fruits. Next to the fruit stall, a medicine seller had set up shop and was talking himself hoarse extolling the efficacy of his medicine to half-interested shoppers. Poor man, if he went on like that, he might need the medicine himself, whatever it was good for. It is a good place for shopping. I enjoy many great foods and the cultural stuff there.
The surrounding or the atmosphere of the night market is crowded with so many people and too busy. Next, we stopped and bought some vegetables at our regular vegetable stall. That was the last thing we needed to buy. As it was still only 7.30 p.m. we decided to walk around a bit and look at the things on sale.
When I am tired of walking, I can take a rest and eat something delightful there. There are about a hundred shops are built close together in the night market. This is the reason why I like to shop at night markets. Business seemed to be good for most of the vendors. There was no shortage of buyers. Everyone seemed to have something to sell or to buy. The sight, sound, and smell of the market were really quite intense. So after spending another ten minutes or so in the market, I yearned for the peace and quiet of home. So I motioned to my sister to go home.