PASAR ORO-ORO DOWO MALANG
Years ago when I was in elementary school, I used to pass through this market.
Every time I pass this market now, I remember the old days. I remember often stopped by the market and bought snacks or groceries with mama. Then I also passed this market when I went to and from high school.
Two months ago my sister said that the market has changed drastically. Clean, tidy but still bring the traditional charm of the market.
The Oro-Oro Dowo Malang market built in the 1930s by the Dutch. The place is not far from Jalan Ijen. In ancient times, where the expatriates lived while in the city of Malang.
This market is modernized with the latest faces and facilities so there is no muddy and smelly feel anymore. What amazes me was that the market is facilitated by CCTV, wi-fi, breastfeeding chamber and shopping trolleys.
Stores lining the front area still keep the old colonial style. Stores are at the forefront of the market selling a lot of staples, old-time snacks and much more. Inside the market is divided into several different zones. We went straight to the food zone, we (especially my sister) wanted the food with old days charm. Like corn rice with side dishes that are still cooked the old way.
As we waited our turn to serve, I looked around. There are several zones from vegetables, fruits to meat and many more. I did not recognize this market anymore. Not in a negative sense. All arranged well. There was even a sink near the fish-selling stall. I did not see a dirty place like any other traditional market. I still hear bargaining deals like most other traditional markets.
This market creates a sense of convenient shopping and most importantly still retains the old value.
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