Pettah Floating Market - W E Bastian Mawatha, Colombo, Sri Lanka

While previously the Pettah Floating Market was a chaotic place, floating on smelly water with drug dealers and other dubious characters haunting the place, these days it is the ideal place for some retail therapy in Sri Lanka. Colombo is involved in a number of beautification projects, including the market, in order to attract more tourists. Everything is available here, from fruit and vegetables to fashion, jewellery, shoes, local handicrafts and electronics goods.