The Kuching South Municipal Council (MBKS) has decided to cancel its Ramadhan Bazaar this year.
According to a brief statement by MBKS on its official social media page, the move was done in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The statement furthr clarifies that “MBKS has been monitoring closely the current situation and is in the opinion that the Ramadhan bazaar where there are normally huge crowds patronizing the stalls may not be appropriate and may pose a risk to the community.”
It further states that their top priority is the health and safety of the people.
Ramadhan Bazaars are a popular annual social event among Kuching people in general.
The bazaars would usually host hundreds of stalls selling a variety of food and drinks which are opened up hours before Muslims break fast during the fasting month of Ramadan.
During this bazaars, thousands throng the area with social distancing rarely observed.
MBKS itself host one of Kuching’s biggest and most popular Ramadan bazaar beside the Stutong Market.
According to The Borneo Post, MBKS’s Ramadhan bazaars was supposed to be held from April 24 to May 23 this year.
You can learn more about Ramadan Bazaars in Kuching in the link below.