MUAR: Hari Raya is still two weeks away but residents here, including non-Muslims, have started buying cookies for the occasion.
Here, the cookies are displayed along five-foot ways, in supermarkets, at roadside stalls, at Ramadan bazaars and also at the town market.
Trader Musa Jaafar said that although the authority had set up several sites for Raya cookie sales, he preferred to sell his at the market.
He said this was because the special sites for Ramadan attracted mostly Muslim shoppers while his stalls at the market attracted everyone who went to the market.
“Here I have the Malays, Chinese and Indians passing by my stalls every day and some will stop to buy my cookies,” he said.
“I do not limit my products to only Malay traditional cookies but also sell those favoured by the Indians such as muruku. Some Chinese like the modern cookies.”
Musa said that most of his products, including the traditional dodol, kuih dram, bahulu, kuih bangkit and others were made by villagers from here, Malacca and Batu Pahat.
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