Ramadhan Bazaar, Gaya Street


Starting in mid-May, millions of Muslims around the world will recognize Ramadan with prayer and dawn-to-dusk fasting for a month. Ramadan is a time of spiritual reflection, improvement and increased devotion and worship; a month of charity, spirituality, and family closeness.

The fasting begins at sunrise and come sunset, the breaking of fast or buka puasa is observed. This is often a communal act, where families and friends sit together to share a meal after a day of fasting. Frankly speaking, this is one of Malaysians’ favourite time of the year! With every year’s holy month of puasa come the Ramadan bazaars, mushrooming all over Malaysia with tantalising offerings.

A mixture of tradition meets fusion, every bazaar Ramadan promises a meal worthy of your tummy. So, prepare both your tastebuds and stomachs. Here is a guide to breaking your fast during Ramadan as you stroll along the Gaya Street, Kota Kinabalu at sundown.