An estimated 80% of 200 pasar malam operating in the city may not reopen as traders find it difficult to comply with the standard operating procedures (SOP’s) in running their businesses.
Traders said this would affect the iconic Lorong TAR (Tuanku Abdul Rahman) night market.
Lorong Tuanku Abdul Rahman Hawkers and Traders Association chairman Azkhalim Suradi said most night market operators and traders would rather wait out the recovery stage before resuming business after Aug 31.
“This is because many people feel that some SOPs are too restrictive for this kind of activity.
“Gating or relocating, the social distancing of 1.5m between people and the barring of children below 13 will not work for a Pasar Malam setting that is a family-based social activity.
“Most Pasar Malam is held along the streets and cannot be gated, including Lorong TAR.”
News Credit: New Straits Times
Follow us on Instagram, Facebook or Telegram for more updates and breaking news.