Thursday, June 18, 2015

Ramadan 2015 @ Malaysia

Today marks the first day of Ramadan Month in Malaysia.
I wish all the Muslim readers, friends and colleagues a
Selamat Berpuasa.


Every year,
I looked forward to join my office colleagues
for their breaking fasts during this holy month.
Growing up in Malaysia has blessed me with the
wonderful opportunity to live in a multi racial community
where I have very good friends from all races where
we always rejoice and celebrate all their festive seasons,
I enjoy the rich cultures and abundance variety of
delicious food.



Some of the above photos have been borrowed from other sources 
for illustration purposes only. Thank you

25 comments:

  1. Yes, selamat berpuasa to all Muslims. That means you will be going to buka puasa feasts sponsored by your company. Don't overeat!

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    1. OMG! You read minds! Okay I promise not to overeat.

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  2. oh.. this is interesting.. we get the same celebration here and there is a school special holiday during the Ramadan.. but I'm confused.. when you say Ramadan.. is it the start of their fasting or the end of it? I thought they called it Hari Raya Puasa (that's what I learned from my school hehe).

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    1. Today is the first day of the Ramadan Month where all Muslims will begin their 1 month fasting. When the one month is over, it would be Hari Raya Puasa celebrations.

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    2. i see .. thanks for this info TM

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  3. I actually enjoy going to the bazaar, not only during Ramadhan, but on normal days also (if they have it).. But one thing about these bazaars, they create traffic jams !!! Massive punyer jam !! Blocking the traffic and all, sometimes I admit I curse in the car *sorry for my curse*.. Minus the traffic, I think I'd gladly park my car and go sapu at the bazaar.. Their popular bazaar snacks is always the ayam percik, it's nice.. Then all the kuih-muih's, yummzzz...

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    1. It is true that traffic jams may happen and it could not be avoided as those temporary stalls are often located in areas where they do not have ample parking facilities. Well, it's just one month only, no problem.

      I always get excited too, to walk around the stalls and the fragrant aroma in the air would trigger me to buy a lot to eat.

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  4. oh it's the fasting month of Ramadhan.. and today we call it Awal Ramadhan on the first day of the month, only Kedah Kelantan and Johor states declare holidays today.. let me take this opportunity to wish all the Muslims, Selamat Berpuasa..

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    1. I have ways been looking forward to the Ramadhan Bazaar only available during this holy month, the delicacies are so delicious and the varieties is enough to impress.. sooner, I actually realized the real meaning behind these bazaar, not just food but all about the give and to share and to be forgiving.. that's the spirit!! take for example, I don't know about the more commercial bazaar, if you go to probably a smaller scale bazaar, extras you take are not charged and if you are short of like fifty cents to pay, the boss will not insist but give you discounts..

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    2. i wonder where did you find all those beautiful photos in that collage.. are those what you took last year during your visit to the Ramadhan Bazaar?? can't be this year since they have not even started, hehehe! i would say i LOVE all the things in the photos, sweet and savory, all so delicious and mouthwatering.. so when is Anay's company going to have the company Ramadhan buka puasa dinner?? Thambee still remembers the one you had last year at the Bukit Kiara's Equestrian Club..

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    3. Oh Thambee has elephant's memory. Yes we all ate at Bukit Kiara's Equestrian Club last year and had them at Shangri-la Hotel the year before last. I am wondering where it would be this year as my bosses are very generous when food is concerned.

      I used to snap hundreds of Ramadan photos but I only found a few. Sorry to confess that some photos were borrowed as the faces are covered and how to give credits in a collage? LOL
      I will write a small line below. Thanks!

      Most of the stalls would slash price when their food have much left overs towards their closing time. That would benefit the late comers!

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  5. To me, Ramadan means no more dining at Malay eateries as they will all be fully booked for buka puasa services, and also no more snacking in the office in front of my Malay colleagues...

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    1. My office Malay colleagues are very understanding and they would not mind some gals snacking during office hours. I thought all the Malay eating stalls would not be open during the day time like in KL. Those big restaurants with buffets would be fully booked instead. I have forgotten the culture of Penang during the Ramadan month.

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    2. They don't open for lunch, but they open for dinner. You can still go and have dinner there, but they will prioritize the buka puasa bookings first, even if you arrive at 6pm and order, they will only cook your orders AFTER 7.30pm, when all the buka puasa food is done...

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  6. Good morning TM, the weather is so hot here...

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    1. Good afternoon Zumba Queen!
      How come it is very hot everyday in Singapore? You must be wearing winter coats and walk around.

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  7. Me will be going to the Ramadan bazaar....

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    1. I am looking forward to see all your photos!! Bring ON!

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  8. Its the season of food! :D

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    1. Oh no, it should a season of fasting during the holy month.

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  9. This is the time when we can get wonderful food at the Ramadan bazaars. Hopefully we don't get carried away and overeat like I always seem to do!

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    1. It happens to everybody like us. Malaysian kuehs and barbeque meats are delicious.

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  10. I will miss Malay food a lot during Ramadan...don't know why...>.<

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  11. Yes every year i remember you go makan buka puasa with your coleague

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  12. I missed the bulan ramadhan in school. I missed berbuka puasa with my colleagues. Also missed the hari raya gathering.

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