It’s that time of the year again, the month of Ramadan. Where the Muslims would be fasting, and our funny Chinese friends would somehow terforget and go “ey you wanna go lunch or not?” to which you’d say “puasa la” inviting an “aiyaakkk! sorry forgot” response from them. Hehehehe…
I’ve always felt that puasa month in Malaysia is a special time. Apart from the religious benefits, there are many things which you can find here, that you will never find elsewhere (do correct me if I’m wrong on this one :D).
One of the things that I always look forward to come Ramadan are the Ramadan bazaars.
It’s food galore I tell ya! Forget the fact that we haven’t been eating the whole day (it’s an obligation anyway), but this bazaar is something that ALL races alook forward to. Ayam percik, roti jala, nasi beriani, kuih of all shapes, sizes and colours. Gila best aa!!
But you have to go early or slightly later. Go anytime between 5pm to 6pm and the crowd is so huge that it’s quite difficult for you to shop for your food of choice. And sometimes, when there’s a huge crowd of hungry people, well..people tend to forget their manners.
Another thing I like about Malaysians is the give and take manner that is part of our culture. Once I was out buying food for my break of fast, and I was running rather late. It was probably about 20 minutes nearing the azan. In front of me were a group of young Chinese lads who were tapauing huge amounts of food, and one of them somehow noticed skinny little me queuing up behind them. So this guy tapped his friends and told them to give way for me first “ey, nearing buka time oledy, let her buy first”. Awwww…sweet kan?
I don’t know whether it was because I was salivating at the sight of food, or that I looked like I was extra pale and about to faint or something, but their small gesture really made my day 😀
Hmm…which Ramdan bazaar are have great choices…let’s see…
I usually frequent the TTDI one, for obvious reasons. Apart from that, once in a while I’d go to the Kelana Jaya one, it’s not so bad. I know Shah Alam has a super huge Ramadan bazaar near the PKNS complex, but the crowd is also super huge so I never go. Any suggestion on other bazaars that are good?
Anyway, I’d like to take this opportunity to wish all my Muslim friends and family (and family-to-be) out there “Selamat Menyambut Bulan Ramadan”. Kalau ada salah silap, terkasar bahasa nak mintak maaf ye. Happy fasting to all of you!