Melaka night markets to be more vibrant, clean to attract people

MELAKA: The Melaka Historic City Council (MBMB) is changing the dynamism of night markets in its jurisdiction to be more attractive in a bid to entice locals.

Mayor Datuk Shadan Othman said the transformation of the Duyong night market is the pioneer effort to change the characteristics of the night market in the city to be more organised and clean.

“We want our night markets to be more vibrant and diversified,” he said after visiting the Duyong night market on Wednesday (Feb 8).

He said the night market was transformed with the fund of RM180,000 that was allocated by the Housing and Local Government Ministry.

Shadan said the night market has 120 traders and will now be a crowd-puller with the transformation.

He said new tents were provided to the traders with more decorative lights installed at the tents and roads upgraded under the move.

Shadan said the initiative will also make the image of the street markets in the city to be more modernised and provide a new experience for visitors.

He added that the Semabok night market will be the next to have a facelift.

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