BY Rokiah Mahmud
Following a gloomy period in 2020, Ramadhan vendors are back in business under a new normal, at the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium.
Under the 5th de-escalation plan, visitors are required to adhere to the implemented standard operating procedures (SOPs) by scanning the BruHealth QR code at several entry points.
Razalina binti Haji Dullah, a grilled food vendor at Gerai Ramadhan Belia, said that the bustling atmosphere was very different from the few traders conducting drive-through services on the same premises last year.
“Alhamdulillah, it’s only the first day and customers have been turning up to support us,” she said.
“We will adhere to the SOPs and we hope for better business than last year’s Ramadhan.”
Dayangku Nur Waiedah, who sells Korean-style chicken wings at the FWINGS stall, told the Bulletin, “This is our first participation in the bazaar. Normally, we would conduct our business activities in Batu Bersurat.
“The COVID-19 experience last year gave us a broader platform, through social media. Now, our regular customers just place their orders by text or come here to purchase our chicken wings.”
One visitor, Mohammad Sa’ahrulreimy bin Haji Lamit, expressed his delight at being able to go food hunting again at Ramadhan stalls.
“This is a highly anticipated event for the public. Some of the food sold here is only available during the month of Ramadhan,” he said.
-- Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin