Eating in Kuching

Ramadan Bazaars in Kuching (Updated for 2024)

If you are looking for Ramadan Bazaars in Kuching for the year 2024, then you have come to the right place.

Pasar Ramadan, or Ramadan Bazaars, or PaRams for short are popular among locals during the month of Ramadan.

They are used by the Muslim community to raise money for their up-coming Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebrations, but have proved to be highly popular among locals and tourist.

This is due to the variety of food items available at the Ramadan Bazaars.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Although Ramadan Bazaars have mushroomed in a variety of places in Kuching over the years, the bigger ones allow for more selections.

The food available varies, but popular delights in the form of local cakes, local dishes and drinks are normally found in abundance.

Aside from that, visitors can also hope to find grilled chicken and fish.

OPENING HOURS OF RAMADAN BAZAARS

Ramadan Bazaars in Kuching usually start as early as 1PM.  However, during this time, stall owners are still busy setting up their stalls.

Most stalls are usually opened by 3PM, and the crowd starts trickling in by 4PM.

Ramadan Bazaars tend to cease operation after fasting period is over.

Tips: Food sold are usually sold cheaper after breaking fast, but if you want the best variety, come at around 3PM.

WHAT TO WEAR TO A RAMADAN BAZAAR

It is highly adviceable to wear comfortable clothing.  Ramadan Bazaars tend to be hot, crowded and humid.

I would recommend decent clothing.  Shorts, singlets and slippers for men are acceptable, but the ladies should cover up with at least t-shirts of dresses that are knee length.

Avoid skimpy outfits as it is the month of Ramadan.

LIST OF RAMADAN BAZAAR IN KUCHING FOR 2024

If you want to check out the Ramadan Bazaars in Kuching, here’s some of the popular ones:

  • Demak Laut (CCK Demak Laut) Ramadan Bazaar
  • Mydin Petra Jaya Ramadan Bazaar
  • Plaza Merdeka Unity Ramadan Bazaar
  • Meditel Hospital Umum Sarawak Ramadan Bazaar
  • Satok Ramadan Bazaar  (CCK Satok)
  • Kampung Muda Hasyim Satok Ramadan Bazaar
  • Stutong Wet Market Ramadan Bazaar
  • Medan Niaga Satok Ramadan Bazaar
  • Emart Express Sukma a.k.a Sukma Ramadan Bazaar
  • Semarak (Gita) Ramadan Bazaar
  • Emart Matang Ramadan Bazaar
  • Rahmah Uptown Belia Ramadan Bazaar
  • Matang Mall Ramadan Bazaar
  • Masjid Al-Abyad Ramadan Bazaar
  • Matang Jaya Ramadan Bazaar (near KFC Matang)
  • Emart Batu Kawah Ramadan Bazaar
  • Bandar Baru Samariang Ramadan Bazaar
  • 7th Mile Ramadan Bazaar  (H&L Supermarket 7th Mile area)
  • Batu 8 (Army Camp) Ramadan Bazaar
  • Prince Commercial Centre Kota Sentosa Ramadan Bazaar
  • Taman Malihah Ramadan Bazaar  (H&L Supermarket Malihah)
  • JPJ Batu 12 Ramadan Bazaar
  • Taman Sri Permai Landeh Ramadan Bazaar

Tips when going to Kuching Ramadan Bazaars 2024

If you intend to go to any Ramadan Bazaar, here’s some personal tips.

  • Wear comfortable but decent clothing
  • Bring cash as there is likely no ATM machines around
  • eWallets such as Maybank2U, Sarawak Pay (SPay), Grab are well accepted
  • Come early as the best food run out early
  • Avoid driving as parking tends to be limited
  • Bring an umbrella as it may rain

Alternatively, if you are looking to save, you can also come when the Muslims are close to break fast as this is usually when the traders and stall owners tend to sell their food at a bargain (and sometimes give them out free) to avoid wastage.

To learn more about Ramadan and food in Kuching, check the links below.

Cyril Dason

Cyril Dason was born and currently lives in Kuching. He loves jungle trekking, clean rivers and chilling out with friends.

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