Abdul Karim hopes for India Street night market as most are outside city

Abdul Karim speaking to reporters during a press conference following the launch of the ‘WAK 2022 Calendar Reveal’ today (Sept 1, 2022).

By Ashley Sim

KUCHING, Sept 1: Minister for Tourism, Creative Industry, and Performing Arts Sarawak Dato Sri Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah, wants to see India Street transformed into a night market.

Abdul Karim told reporters this today at a press conference following the launch of the ‘What About Kuching (WAK) 2022 Calendar Reveal’ at The Old Court House Kuching here.

“On a personal note, I would love to see India Street developed into a “pasar malam” (night market).

“I also have friends asking if the city has any night markets,” he said when asked if there are any plans to revive the Sunday market behind the old Supersonic Cafe (now Plaza Merdeka).

He noted that the majority of night markets are now located outside of the city, in Kota Samarahan and Metrocity Matang.

Abdul Karim said that his ministry and local authorities will revisit the idea.

Meanwhile, on WAK 2022, he urged the public to come out and enjoy live performances, as well as show support and love to the creative communities, as Kuching will be buzzing with WAK 2022 festivities throughout October.

WAK 2022 will be staged from October 1 to October 31, 2022 at exciting venues around the heart of Kuching city. — DayakDaily