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KUCHING, Sept 19: The annual Mooncake Festival will be making its much-anticipated return to the historic Batu Kawah Old Bazaar from Sept 23 to Oct 1.
This year’s event promises to be especially exciting, as it boasts an impressive lineup of 130 diverse food stalls.
Deputy Premier Dato Sri Dr Sim Kui Hian enthusiastically disclosed that preparations are in full swing for the second most popular street food gathering in Kuching City, following the recently concluded Kuching Food Festival at the Kuching South City Council (MBKS) compound.
Taking to his Facebook page, Dr Sim unveiled exciting news about the Batu Kawah Mooncake Festival’s return for the sixth consecutive year, now featuring a remarkable 60 per cent increase in food stalls offering a tantalising array of ethnic cuisines and delicacies.
“As in the past years, there would be many events and activities planned for the celebration.
“There will be additional parking spaces conveniently located near the Batu Kawah Riverbank Park which is just a short walk away from the Batu Kawah old town,” he assured visitors.
Dr Sim, who is also Minister of Public Health, Housing and Local Government and Batu Kawah assemblyman, urged the public to actively participate and support the festival bazaar.
The Mooncake Festival, also known as the Mid-Autumn Festival, traditionally falls on the fifteenth day of the eighth month of the Lunar calendar.
As the second most significant celebration for the global Chinese community, this year’s Mid-Autumn Festival is set to take place on Sept 29, marking a day that promises to be filled with cultural richness and culinary delights.