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BM Wet Market's Tale of Earnestness and Kindness

๐——๐—ถ๐—ฑ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ธ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฐ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—•๐˜‚๐—ธ๐—ถ๐˜ ๐— ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ท๐—ฎ๐—บ ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ฎ ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐—ผ๐—น๐—ฑ?

๐˜ž๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ง๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜‰๐˜ถ๐˜ฌ๐˜ช๐˜ต ๐˜”๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ซ๐˜ข๐˜ฎ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ, ๐˜ช๐˜ต ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜บ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ฑ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ข ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ. ๐˜ˆ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ, ๐˜ข ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ต, ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข ๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜‰๐˜ถ๐˜ฌ๐˜ช๐˜ต ๐˜”๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ซ๐˜ข๐˜ฎ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข๐˜ง๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ.


In the early 20th century, a trishaw man named Mr Teh Cheok Sah picked up a western businessman. The man left his bag in Mr. Teh's' trishaw. So Mr. Teh went to the hotel where he last dropped the businessman. Mr. Teh was denied entrance because of his attire.

They both met the next day. The western businessman was shocked to learn that Mr.Teh had waited the whole night outside the hotel in hopes of catching a glimpse of the businessman and returning his bag.


The businessman offered Mr.Teh money as a reward, but Mr.Teh politely declined. Touched by Mr.Teh's earnestness and kindness, the businessman introduced Mr. Teh to his circle of influential and well-connected friends. Mr. Teh's fortune took a favorable turn when he managed to obtain permits to operate a wet market and a theater near the Victorian Overhead Bridge area.



This private wet market and theatre had made him a fortune. Later, he ventured into the hardware and construction business.

๐—›๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—•๐˜‚๐—ธ๐—ถ๐˜ ๐— ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ท๐—ฎ๐—บ ๐—ช๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐˜


The original location of the wet market was close to the Hock Teik Cheng Sin Temple. The current wet market was build in the 1960s.

It was originally a two-storey building but sadly a fire accident destroyed the upper level in 2014. It is still under restoration by the city council to this day.

The ground floor is occupied by the Wet Market until today.

The Store operated the upper floor (back then, it was known as BM Supermarket, the first supermarket in Penang.

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