Warning: Some images below are NSFW.
As schlong as it looks offensive, it’s a no go! A gifts and souvenirs trader at Jonker Walk has angered Malacca authorities when it was discovered that he was selling penis-shaped sausages.
The Star Online quoted Jonker Walk Traders Association advisor Datuk Gan Tian Loo as saying that the committee managing the area had clearly barred such things from being sold at the popular tourist destination. “Many traders were upset over the sale of the disgraceful products before the Lunar New Year,” he said.
Apparently, the trader, who is in his late 20s, bought the phallic-shaped waffle maker from Taiwan and added his own ingredients before selling them at the family-friendly night market. His reason for doing so was because he “just wanted to introduce something interesting”.
However, it displeased several other Jonker Walk traders as well as the local community as they felt that it has tarnished the reputation of the iconic market, which is also a popular gourmet and tourist destination.
Datuk Gan Tian Loo said, “The committee felt that the trader should have realised the sensitivities of his actions. As our society is different from that in Taiwan, we collectively decided not to intervene if the Malacca Historic City Council moves to punish him.”
Malacca mayor Datuk Zainal Hussin said the trader’s business license has been revoked because it was in violation of the permit issued that allowed him to sell souvenirs and snacks. The trader has since apologised for his wrongdoings and asked to be forgiven.
The news was met with mixed response by netizens in Malaysia. Some commented that it was not that big of a deal since the “novelty item” contained no pork and therefore, is still considered halal. Others offered more sarcastic remarks, saying that perhaps next time, sausages and fishballs should also be barred from being sold together.