Spoilt for choice: Simone with her father Maurice at a Ramadan bazaar
in Kampung Baru, Kuala Lumpur.
Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA -- Tourists and expatriates are among those who have thronged the Ramadan bazaar in Kampung Baru.
Australian Maurice de Morton, who has been working in Malaysia for a year, brought his daughter Simone to the bazaar to catch a glimpse of one of Malaysia’s unique cultural occasions.
“I love the festivities at bazaars during Ramadan,” said de Morton, 52.
For Simone, who is on her first visit to Malaysia, the bazaar left her very impressed.
“It’s a wonderful experience.
“The locals here are very friendly,” she said.
Simone also said the bazaar was a lively and friendly sight adding that she was looking forward to trying the different food on sale.
Michael Merrila, 36, from Haderslev, Denmark, also said it was his first time visiting a Ramadan bazaar.
He is here on vacation with wife Rikke, 38 and daughters Camille, 10, and Silie, nine.
“The sight of the many different kinds of food and the people here during this holy month of Ramadan is overwhelming,” said Merilla.
Vanessa L. from Germany said she was unaware of the month of Ramadan until she stumbled upon the bazaar.
The 20-year-old bought putu buluh and a bag of langsat.
“I just bought them because they looked very tasty,” she said.