Hot weather favourite

THE current dry spell has thirsty customers flocking to a coconut drink stall on Jalan Sultanah in Alor Setar, Kedah.

Seller Azalina Azaludin, 28, said she had been using about 700 pandan coconuts for the drinks daily since the dry spell and high temperatures hit the state last month.

“I usually use about 500 coconuts daily but the number increased last month due to high demand,” she said.

“Pandan coconut drink is a favourite among customers because it is sweeter with a hint of pandan fragrance.

“The drink is cooling and refreshing, especially during the hot weather,” she said.

She said that she sold the coconut drink in packets for between RM2 and RM2.70 each.

She can earn between RM750 and RM800 daily.

The mother of two operates the stall from 9am to midnight daily with her husband Azman Yaakob, 28.

She said that she bought about 2,500 pandan coconuts every three days from a supplier.

“The coconuts come from Wang Kelian in Perlis with some imported from Thailand,” she said.

Meanwhile, the Alor Setar City Council swimming pool on Jalan Stadium is a hit with people who want to escape the heat.

Pool supervisor Zurahim Jahaya said that the number of visitors to the pool had doubled since early this month.

“Usually, we would have about 100 visitors daily but the number has increased to 200 daily from Sunday to Thursday and can reach up to 250 people during weekends,” he said.

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