Air Itam: So Busy. So Beguiling.


Appreciate cluttered charm? Then this should be one of your favourite places.

Like clockwork, it begins.

As the first rays of sunlight hit the roof of Air Itam Market, a steady rumble of activity builds up in the town centre. Old, foldable tables are carried out, roadside stalls are set up, and the sound of hawkers preparing for the day vibrate through the air.

Before long, the narrow roads become unrecognisable. They are now clogged with cars, bicycles, motorcycles, buses and pedestrians. Air Itam Market is now open for business.

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