KUCHING: Ramadan bazaars in and around the state capital were packed with customers on the first day of the holy month.
Kuching North City Hall (DBKU) created bazaars were particularly popular with locals. These council-backed bazaars were located next to markets and near carparks, offering large selection of food choices.
The largest DBKU Ramadan bazaar was at Sukma Ria with 116 hawkers. The former site of the Satok Weekend Market has also been temporarily reopen for more than 100 Ramadan traders. Another DBKU bazaar is at Semarak Food Centre with around 70 traders.
“I’m really glad to see people of all races at the bazaar today. I can tell there are lots of non-Muslims here and this is great for everyone, most of all for the hawkers,” said Assistant Islamic Affairs Minister Datuk Daud Abdul Rahman yesterday at Semarak.
Today at 4pm Works Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof will officially open Kuching City South Council’s Ramadan Bazaar at Stutong Community Market.