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The Ramadan bazaars we all gotta revisit in 2022

April 7, 2022

So as Malaysia loosens up COVID-19 restrictions and Ramadan begins…we bet you can feel that old hunger stirring.

For the lights. The noise. The crowds (well OK, maybe not those). The colours. All those smells.

That’s right, we’re talking about the Ramadan bazaars of our hearts and souls. And since we’re all a little bit like hantu when it comes to food, socialisation and nostalgia right now…here are the places we can’t wait to return to.

Bukit Bintang Ramadan Bazaar, KL

Source: SCMP

An easy minute’s walk from the Bukit Bintang Monorail and LRT stations, this one should be easy to find. If not, the aroma of nasi briyani, fried quail and nasi lemak can’t steer you wrong!

Jalan Makloom Ramadan Bazaar, Penang

This is a true local treat with everything from kuih, lemang and fried beehoon to lemang, satay, rendang and everyone’s favourite grilled chicken wings. So whatever your cravings are, you can fill them right here.

Klebang Ramadan Bazaar, Melaka

Count on all your buka puasa favourites, from coconut jelly to nasi ayam. And while you’re in the area, get us one of those coconut shakes…

Stadium Indera Mulia Ramadan Bazaar, Perak

Source: PERAK TV

Walk around a bit and you’re sure to discover favourites like cucur, apam, otak-otak and…yes, especially because this is Ipoh, kacang putih. We especially can’t wait to borong those…#sapotlokal

Stadium Shah Alam Ramadan Bazaar, Selangor

Source: MyMakanTV

Locals swear by the ayam golek, popiah, and keropok lekor. This is an insanely popular spot, so expect long queues (and keep your masks up).

Stadium Paroi Ramadan Bazaar, N9

We’ve heard that the murtabak and roti john are the real stars of the show here – but anak nogori, feel free to chip in on with your edible MVPs!

Wisma Ria Ramadan Bazaar, Kedah

This Sungai Petani treasure will have you drooling…and drooling, and drooling, as a long line of stalls awaits eager visitors.

Persiaran Wawasan Ramadan Bazaar, Perlis

Also known as the Gua Sami bazaar, this bazaar stands ready to welcome hungry anak Perlis at sahur time.

Bandar Baru Uda Ramadan Bazaar, Johor

There are actually TWO bazaars in this area: one along the road, the other in front of the mosque. But both will let you enjoy favourites like ikan bakar, roti john and kebabs.

Mahkota Square Ramadan Bazaar, Pahang

Source: YAN PDR

Also known as Taman Kerang bazaar to locals, you’ll love their nasi ayam and nasi kerabu options.

Stadium Sultan Muhamad Ke-4 Kota Bharu, Kelantan

Source: Bang Ray

Ready to buka with the best eats in Kota Bharu? We bet you are. Look out for ulam, ayam pusing, ikan bakar, and the kuih kuba guling that’s blacker than the pit of our wallet in the middle of the month…

Pasar Chabang Tiga Ramadan Bazaar, Terengganu

Enjoy fresh local seafood, sata, pulut panggang and other exciting Tranung treats when you stop by. Then cross over to the actual pasar for your Ramadan/Raya shopping needs!

Lintasan Deasoka Ramadan Bazaar, Sabah

Source: Sabah Eats

You’ll find this Sabahan treasure just in front of Kota Kinabalu City Hall (and next to a Sunday market). Have fun sampling all the delicacies you can only get this time of year!

Medan Niaga Satok Ramadan Bazaar, Sarawak

Stroll among the stalls for grilled meats, laksa, and a rainbow of kuih. Honestly, who could ask for more?

Of course, we’re not entirely out of the woods yet when it comes to COVID, so remember to  follow the necessary SOPs, including these steps:

– make sure you’re fully vaccinated

– keep your mask on

– check in/scan your MySejahtera at the entry

– stay socially distanced (1m away from other people)

– sanitize your hands regularly

 

SOPs may vary depending on where you are, but do follow the guidelines set by your local Ramadan bazaar. We don’t want our users to become hantu…except…

…except if it’s for our Raya campaign coming soon, so keep a close eye out for more clues on social media! We promise there will a real BOO-nanza for everyone involved 😉