Every year, during the holy month of Ramadhan (except last year – 2020), the Ipoh City Council (Majlis Bandaraya Ipoh) organises Ramadhan bazaars (pasar Ramadan) around Ipoh City at some 20 locations. This year, the Council will host such bazaars at 25 locations with 1,065 business lots during Ramadhan for traders to conduct their business.
While Ramadhan bazaars (PARAM) were fully managed and regulated by the Council’s Department of Health & Municipal Services, since 2016, the organisation of these bazaars has been handed over to an appointed third party that include the traders association, traders cooperatives, Rukun Tetangga Committee, as well as the administration committee of local mosque or surau.
2021 Ramadhan bazaars will be different from previous years as they adhere to full compliance with Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) as outlined by the Health Ministry. This includes a physical distance of 3 metres between business lots, and the wearing of face mask and gloves.
Also, vendors need to have a clean bill of health, in addition to anti-typhoid inoculation, plus with experience in carrying out activities in the food business.