Hamidah says they are open 24 hours in anticipation of a huge turnout in the last weekend before Hari Raya
IN THE sweltering heat and under the blazing hot afternoon sun, many shoppers are seen doing their last-minute shopping in Masjid India and Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman.
Most traders in the area have been operating round the clock for the past week to cater to the large crowd after breaking fast.
Many were also seen slashing their prices to increase sales before Hari Raya.
Realhijab Collection operator Hamidah Mokhtar, 24, said they were now working on shifts round-the-clock as they anticipate a huge crowd in the last weekend before Hari Raya.
“Usually, we close about 2am, but now we are open 24 hours. We are also giving better discounts as there is only three days left,” she explained.
Hamidah sells wide and half-moon hijab.
“At the start of Ramadan, four pieces were sold for RM100, but now shoppers can buy five for the same amount,” she said.
Her stall was also outstanding with red carpet flooring and a television playing tutorials on how to wear the hijab.
Biscuit trader Aizan Aibadillah, 34, has also reduced the price of one box of biscuits from RM18 to RM10.
“I need to sell all my stock and I am confident that I will because the crowd will only get bigger towards the evening as this is the last weekend before Hari Raya. There will be hardly any space to walk freely,” she said.
Anrita Textiles worker Siska Inddrianni Indra, 25 said the modern baju kurung were now going for half price.
Among the shoppers were a family of three, busy getting their hands decorated with mehendi art.
Safiza Sofi, 42, and her two daughters Tengku Puteri Najwa Tengku Nadzri, 21, and Tengku Puteri Nadzriana Tengku Nadzri, 8, were looking for emerald green clothing to match the colour theme for their family this Hari Raya.
“We came here at about 11am and have done our last-minute shopping before leaving for my homestate of Perlis later,” she said.