Crowd is getting bigger as Eid Festival approaches
The temporary Raya (Eid) Bazaar along Lorong Tuanku Abdul Rahman and Jalan Masjid India has long been a shopping haven for many when it comes to shopping for the essentials in preparing for Eid Festival (or Hari Raya in Malay).
There are close to 500 temporary stalls selling all sorts of goods meant for Eid Festival celebration including ready-made traditional clothes like baju kurung for ladies and baju Melayu for men, various designs and colours of headscarves (hijab), contemporary shirts and blouses, and home decoration items such as colourful plastic flowers, table cloth and curtains.
Food is also aplenty to cater for busy city folks who will grab the opportunity to stock up on cakes, cookies and traditional Malay delicacies to serve during Hari Raya. The traditional delicacies include ketupat, dodol, serunding, bahulu and kuih kapit.
People from all walks of life come here as they are likely to find almost everything that meets their Hari Raya need. People who come here are not only from Kuala Lumpur or the surrounding Klang Valley area but they are from as far as Kelantan, Terengganu and Penang.
Rain or shine, they continue to flock to this bazaar and the crowd is getting bigger as Hari Raya approaches.
This long string of tents of the temporary bazaar is located on Lorong Tuanku Abdul Rahman while another smaller groupis located on Jalan Masjid India
Shoppers at Lorong Tuanku Abdul Rahman Raya Bazaar
Contemplating the right and matching “tudung bawal” of various colours
One of the traders is busy entertaining customers
People from all walks of life
Bags of various types and design are also available
Headscarves or hijab of various design and colours
One of the customers looks for the right cloths
Skull cap and songkok worn by men with the matching “baju Melayu” – the traditional Malay clothing normally worn during Hari Raya.
Shoes for kids and grown-ups
Various Malay traditional delicacies normally served during Hari Raya