Gadong Night Market operational during Ramadhan: Minister

Izah Azahari

Although the Ramadhan bazaar will not be held this year, the Pasar Pelbagai Barangan Gadong, better known as Gadong Night Market, will still be operational during the month of Ramadhan.

This was revealed by Minister of Home Affairs Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia (Dr) Haji Awang Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong during a press conference yesterday.

The minister added that the operational hours will be changed during the fasting month which will be determined nearer to Ramadhan as discussions will be held with the relevant parties.

Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia (Dr) Haji Awang Abu Bakar explained that deliveries from neighbouring countries are still arriving, but delivery drivers must have a permit prior to entering the country. They are only allowed to unload the deliveries and go back directly.

“We have a system at the immigration posts where passports will be chopped and they must return on the same day,” the minister explained.

“If they want to make rest stops to use the washroom, they are allowed to do so. They are not allowed to go anywhere else.”

Minister of Home Affairs Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia (Dr) Haji Awang Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong during the press conference yesterday. PHOTO: BAHYIAH BAKIR