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New square is all-round success


FAIR ATTRACTION: Bukit Pasir Square pleases all sides with both traders and visitors happy with its offerings

   MUAR: DATARAN Bukit Pasir, or Bukit Pasir Square, set between the towns of Pagoh and Muar, has become the town attraction.

  The square opened early this month. It houses 33 stalls offering food, drinks, clothes, magazines and fruits.

  The stalls are open daily from from morning to night.

  Food trader Norhamzee Mohd Amin, 40, said he was grateful to have secured a lot in the square as they were in high demand.

  "I understand that about 400 people had applied to the Muar town council to trade here.

  "It is good that I managed to secure a lot out of the eight that had been classed as food stalls," he said.

  Norhamzee, assisted by his wife, Lili Suraini, 40, runs his business from 7.30am to 6pm daily.  The couple said business had been good with the support of  the townsfolk.

  "The square is clean, with  a unique architectural style with Chinese elements, which represents the majority of the folk living in Bukit Pasir," said Norhamzee.

  Another food stall operator, Nizamudin Mohd Ibrahim, opens for business from 4pm to 2am daily.

  "I am also happy to have secured a lot to sell roti canai here," said the 66-year-old who has been selling roti canai since 1974.

    He said it was comfortable as well as profitable doing business at the square, which has  received many visitors since opening.  Pic by Mohd Yusoff Ahmad

Bukit Pasir Square, with 33 stalls offering food, drinks, clothes, magazines and fruits, is the centre of attention. Pic by Mohd Yusoff Ahmad

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