1. top view of Amman's Friday market

1. top view of Amman’s Friday market

If you love shopping at “Bazar Bundle”, you must not pass up the opportunity to check out Amman’s Friday Market should you be in the Jordanian captial on the right morning of the week.

2. local traders happy to pose for a photo

2. local traders happy to pose for a photo

The market is simply huge, with hundreds and hundreds of stalls, selling both preloved and new items; from apparel to shoes, bags and toys. Then there are items such as fragrances, plants, as well as other odds and ends.

3. apparel

3. apparel

Friday Market is located at Ras’ul Ain (or Ras Al Ain) in Amman and is open for business every Friday from as early as 5am until noon. Some vendors stay until 9pm. On other days of the week, this space is utilised as a car park.

4. an assortment of items for sale

4. an assortment of items for sale

Well, the main purpose of our visit to Friday Market was not to shop but to promote the state of Perak to the shoppers. We went all out that morning, after cancelling plans to Jerash and Ajloun Salehuddin Castle, and distributed brochures, maps, booklets, along with souvenirs like caps, pens and condiment sets.

5. fragrances

5. fragrances

Promoting Perak internationally, in conjunction with Visit Perak Year 2017, has always been one of the primary objectives of Kelab Sukan dan Kebajikan Media Perak (KSKMP), after all, and it was a golden opportunity for us to do so in Amman.

 6. Rosli Mansor promoting Perak to some shoppers

6. Rosli Mansor promoting Perak to some shoppers

Jordanians have a very positive perception of Malaysia and her people. We were welcomed with friendliness and they were eager to learn more about this state called “Perak”, which most people have not heard of.

7. distributing brochures on Perak to a trio of friends

7. distributing brochures on Perak to a trio of friends

Let us hope that with this promotion, Perak will receive a boost in tourist arrivals in the third and fourth quarter of the year.

8. a Jordanian shows interest in Perak

8. a Jordanian shows interest in Perak

One of the families that we met had already planned a trip to Malaysia this August. We exchanged phone numbers and expect to receive a call from them when they arrive. We look forward to meeting you and your children again, Mary!

9. mural on the wall around the market

9. mural on the wall around the market

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