Pasar Malam opens for business with safety measures

Rokiah Mahmud

With the lifting of some restrictions announced by the government, some restaurants, cafes, food courts and food stalls across the country began their operations while imposing social distancing in accordance with the Ministry of Health’s (MoH) advice.

The Pasar Pelbagai Barangan Gadong, usually referred to as Pasar Malam, saw many people looking for their favourite dishes for breaking fast. Despite a large number of attendees, the management of Pasar Pelbagai Barangan Gadong carried out safety measures to ensure the public and vendors’ well-being.

The Bulletin went for a closer look at the situation as pictures went viral showing people entering and exiting the place. The building was blocked except for one entry and one
exit point.

Thermal cameras were allocated at the entrance point and a number of workers distributed hand sanitiser before allowing visitors to enter. Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) personnel were tasked to ensure that the public followed the safety measures.

The vendors wore face masks and aprons to ensure the public and vendors’ safety.

ABOVE & BELOW: A thermal camera at the Pasar Pelbagai Barangan Gadong; and a worker distributes hand sanitiser. PHOTOS: AZIZ IDRIS