Monday, 5 September 2011

Not nice

Lien Heng supermart has saved me thousands of dollars over the years by providing fresh, affordable greens and all my favourite Asian vegetables and herbs. Its the only place I can get fresh Pandan leaves and banana leaves. Choi sum and bok choi is 80c a bunch, Daikon is $3 a kilo, eggplants and red capsicums are so cheap, cucumbers are of the sweet crisp Korean variety at $5 for massive bag of them - you can have your daily 5 serves of leafy greens for less than 5 bucks a day. And now, the Adelaide City Council wants to close them down because of safety and congestion issues, and have spent approx. $300,000 of taxpayer money on legal fees.

All info above is sourced from Adelaide Now

Hello, it's in the markets, anyone who's seen or been in a real Market knows that there is ALWAYS traffic congestion in a Market, that's why we have supermarkets for the precious precious ppl who can't handle living in a community and who are dumb enough to get injured whilst shopping in the markets (so they are happy to pay inflated prices for wilted greens but still venture to the markets because recently TV says its cool to go to the markets for fresh exotic ingredients, then they get hurt and complain and put small businesses out because of their own clumsiness).

Before you know it the ACC will be looking at the congestion at Lucia's in the markets, or maybe they won't because of various political reasons?

I say learn how to survive yourself in a real market:


  • watch your massive shopping trolleys and ensure that both you and your trolley dont take up a whole aisle at the same time
  • try not to use a pram during peak market hours on Fridays and Saturdays, get a Baby Bjorn carrier, or even better get your 4 or 5 year old to use his/her legs that were meant for walking anyway.
  • if you are going to have a chit-chat, move to the side or better still meet up at one of the many lovely cafes for a beverage and a chat.


  • stand in the middle of an aisle with your trolley outstretched to block the passage of others
  • walk 3 or 4 abreast taking up a whole aisle.
  • complain when you have to line up to pay for your goodies, we really don't want the market to become a commercial supermarket with multiple checkout stations.

And if all of the above is just too hard for you, go on Wednesdays - you get 2 hours free parking if you spend over $10 in the market, the seafood is fresher, the market is less busy and you can take up a full aisle with whatever you've brought with you sans the irritated glares from others! Why fight with the masses on Friday and Saturday?

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