Life in Bangladesh Part 3

Posted by Taufulou | Labels: , , , , | Posted On Monday, April 5, 2010 at 9:15 AM

I was lucky when I got selected by the company to get send over to Bangladesh for a showcase, during the past 4 days I am there, with very limited free time that I have, I manage to take a peek of the city during last day of the fair, the food there was great (click here) and the fair where I was attending (click here).

During the last day, I woke up very early and went to the fair to set up everything, and the remaining of the time before the exhibition start, I went out further into their city to take a glimpse on how the city looks like as I was very curious and at the same time need to go hunting for souvenir.

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Let's ride on this taxi and let me take you a mini tour street photography that I had took. I am still learning in this area.

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With only an hour that I have, I walked fast and snap fast, do not have the time to enjoy the proper street photography that I have always wanted. I just wish I do have the extra time.

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It was very early morning around 7am where every one is still sleeping and I was walking around my hotel area to see what is around there. They sky is always hazy here and those with sinus, this would not be a country good for you.

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One thing which I have realizes that, there are a lot of universities in Bangladesh city itself. Just along the road of my hotel, there are 4 of them and not to mention a few blocks away and even though most of them are with degree holder but their pay is just very little with fresh grad non technical background, will get paid around USD100 per month and those with technical background USD200, which is double. That is why you see a lot of Bangladeshi in our country that even though they sapu toilet, the pay is higher than their fresh grad pay.

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Then directly in between 2 universities, located this street food, as I was advice not to try as I got the license of smell and see only, which is pretty suffering for me, I love fooooddd! This is because they scared that our anti body system cannot support the level of dirtiness there, and will get terrible stomachache.

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Kids here, start working as young as 5 years old to earn their living, some are streets and some help out in family or friends business.

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Roti Canai Bangla Version.

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Different style of making the dough.

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And this is what accompany the roti.

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With all the universities student flocking this area for their breakfast.

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Trisaw peddler that cost as cheap as RM1 for a ride around the area.

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With the classic style of carrying things ontop of their head. It is not light judging by the things on her head.

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If you are looking for something to shop, this are the kind of shop you will be looking for that all cramp in one place. They still do use classic wiring that is all over the poll to the shop and when look up at it, its full of wiring.

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This is how their streets looks like . . .

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Everyone loves to be in the picture in this country, no matter young or old, whenever you take your camera up and ready to shoot, they will just appear in front of you.

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After tour around the hotel, and head to exhibition hall and set up everything, now head to their town area.

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According to the guy that driving me around, this road would be very jam as the current distance to the traffic light could take up 30-45 minutes easily, as I was like hah! its worst than KL traffic jam.

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They do have 'tut tut' service too as what is in Thailand. Sometimes they just don stop and how you ride on it is you run and hop, then as see in the picture, just grab it like the guy do till you reach the destination then you hop off again.

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I was told by that guy that, this is the main market in Bangladesh City which I can get my souvenir here.

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Most of the shops had not open yet, but for consumer wise, it is very easy for us that they had seperated everything into sections. This street would be more on clothes and jewelry . . .

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The book sections, where all the shops cramp in this area selling books.

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Head to another level,

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Shoe section. . . .

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To me, it feels more like 'Padang Besar' like the one at the boarder of of Thai and Malaysia.

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Flower Sections.

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The market is very huge, which is like a big rectangle box and this is another entrance / exit that I do not know where I have walk too, and outside this market, there are alot of vendors selling shoes and slipper . One of the favourites there are Crocs slipper are available too with around RM20 as their selling price (original or not, I have no idea)

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Kids Clothes section.

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This is how the view out from the market.

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This is not a police car or our local security car that protect the cash. This is one of their public transportation, to protect you in most of the places.

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The streets will get more busy after 11pm as it is still very early when I took this.

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One of the lovely food I love to try, still cant.

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All the paddlers getting ready to race.

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A juction with no traffic law. You can syok syok turn or go straight even there are a policeman where the unpatient driver will do that and there is one bus that have no patience and break the traffic law directly go straight, the policeman was standing and cursing then took out his book and wrorte down the plate.

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This their parliment area which I think it look classic cool.

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and lastly after could not find anything in the market, and stop by this shop, which is a shopping mall with 4 floors high, that makes me nearly fainted when I walked in. Its like mini market in our country that been well decorated in interior.

After the peek of it and I went back to the exhibition and grab a travel guide from one of the exhibitors there and look at their places of interest. Amazingly, there are actually quite numbers of places to be visited that have to drive out from the city and their structure looks good! More info of their travel of interest (click here)

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