Monday, February 11, 2008

"Pekan Rabu" or Wednesday Market @ Alor Setar, Kedah

Every time I went back to my hometown at Perlis, I must visit this place, Pekan Rabu. This is one of the popular places in Kedah. Pekan Rabu is located at the centre of Alor Setar town. The place is well known for their traditional items such as foods, clothes, etc. and is very popular among both local people and also tourists from all over the countries.

Traditional foods (Kuih tradisional) such as dodol, kuih karas, peneram, bahulu, etc. are among the hot items sold here. With the new business complexes built surrounding the Pekan Rabu, the variety of items sold increased. Now, there are plenty of shops selling different kind of textiles, tudung, songkok, traditional clothes such as baju kurung and baju melayu. It’s more or less like Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman, Kuala Lumpur, which is also known as the Heaven of Textiles.

So, now, people who live nearby, for example, Perlis and Penang, they may choose to go to Kuala Lumpur or just shop at Alor Setar, which is nearer to their places.

Pekan Rabu will become more busy during public holidays, festive seasons such Hari Raya Puasa and Hari Raya, and weekends. You can see that many outsiders, from other states went back to their hometown, and shop their things at Pekan Rabu. This is the place where they come to get their materials for the preparation for Hari Raya.

3 comments:

team bsg said...

we were in Langkawi for a few days and enjoyed the thrilling cable car rides but was disappointed with the underwater world which seems a pale shadow of its former self except for the penguins. Food was better with more choices and Cenang looks a bit like Pattaya at night ! should be great for you since you are so near to do a little food tour here in your next holiday yes ? or we shud invite you to show us the way next time around since you are so familiar here!

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Dalilawati Zainal said...

Team bsg: i'm not so familiar to this place. It's just nearby my PIL's place. So, if we have time, we visit this place as part of the itenerary. That's all. Maybe if we stay there, then we ghave much time to explore.

Pendrive: thanks. Yep, will visit yours soon.