Marchand sinois (ting tong)

Ting Tong p vini! Nu al aster gato!!!

Since my early childhood, I have always known him as “Marchand Sinois” or even “Ting Tong”, a name given to him surely because of the siren which announces his arrival in the next minutes.

Filled with sweets of various varieties, he usually works in the northern part of the island, travelling in his small white car, transformed into a ‘van’ type vehicle.

During the school days, he usually sell his sweets in the yards of schools and colleges, but during weekends and school holidays, he goes round the villages, practically 6/7 days!

His ‘siren’ can be heard from some 1 KM, and immediately after, you can see little groups of children gathering at the usual spots where he stops. 

 

Gato Piaow, cravatte, sorbet, pixidou, superring, biscuits, gaufrettes, jus, bonbons tous kalité, he has practically everything!

 

I am pretty sure, loads of you might recognise him without whom, your childhood would have surely not been the same. Loads of memories, especially during those fun school holidays where all of us have been waiting for his arrival !

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  1. Ey yash..kot moi ena marsan la barbe ( akoz li ena 1 long la barbe obviously) lol ek ena 1 lot peeeenk peeenkkk haha..akoz thats the sound his motorcycle makes…

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  2. hey i even knw marchand ting tong. wen i was at l’ecole rouma(now northlands) we used to call him ‘tonton’. li ti p vine vend gato dan l’ecole.
    even now i see him often near lsr wen skul breaks.

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  3. Saki plus comik bhai,tne bilier dir kuma nu ti p couyon li avk mangues..lolzz
    mo p ggn faim kan mo guet neha achT gato..samedi prochain mo p sey bribe li avk un papaye 😀 hehe
    Tou les temps li fek peink peink avk so ti instrument pu inform inform nu fer vite vini…

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  4. Moi mo rappel marchand ting tong kan mo ti petit mais marchand sorbet ki fine le plus mark moi c VONA CORONA!!! Marchand sorbet dans collège St. Joseph!!

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  5. Hmmm…so much souvenirs! bane vieux lepok ek gato ti mieux! Aster tou zafer business…plastic gros gato tipti…

    Enfin! merci de me rapeller sa bane souvenirs la 🙂

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  6. heyy..i know him too.wen was at sushil..was buying cakes from him…nice old man…but 2D, i discover that he’s called TING TONG…pa ti kner sa…mais nom la sonne bien ar li!!!

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  7. Ene lepok kan ti p donne li mangue en retour ti p gagne piksidou tou , mais aster li p koumance vin inper malin, li pas accepT Bribe no more.:(

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  8. Bad news
    Just came back home. I got a bad news for people who knew the famous Marchand Sinois (aka Ting Tong). He died yesterday…

    He has been part of our childhood since generations

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  9. SINCERE SYMPATHY TO THE FAMILY. ** ONE THING I STILL REMEMBER IS THAT WHEN I CAME TO YOUR PLACE LONG TIME AGO, appx 20 YRS BACK, THIS GUY STOP AT YOUR DADI PLACE, GET ONE ICE CREAM, EAT HALF OF IT, AND GAVE THE REMAINING HALF TO THEIR DOG. I THINK IT WAS EVERY WEEK. JUST ASK YOUR CHACHA MAY BE HE KNOWS.

    THE DOG WAS WAITING FOR HIM…..

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  10. noooooooon tonton!!!
    encore rapel li, ti p aster gato r li dans maternelle!snifs!
    ti 1 plaisir trouve li sak fois paC…
    RIP tonton!

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