MPP chairman hopes vendors remain undeterred by heavy rain at Batu Kitang Night Market

Lo (fourth left ) rings the gong to symbolise the closing ceremony of the Batu Kitang Night Market at Lee Ling Commercial Centre, 6th Mile, while Ahmad (third left) and others look on.

By Wilfred Pilo

KUCHING, March 16: According to Chinese superstition, rainy weather during an event brings good luck, says Batu Kitang assemblyman Lo Khere Chiang.

Lo said this as heavy rainfall has occurred almost every night at the Batu Kitang Night Market, which started on March 3 and will run until March 19.

He hoped that vendors participating in the night market managed to earn some lucrative income for themselves.

“I was patronising these vendors on certain evenings to buy food, and I noticed from their facial expressions they all looked happy.

“We all hoped that this night market could help them to find a source of income that would help to lighten some financial burden,” he added.

Lo, who is also Padawan Municipal Council (MPP) chairman, said this when officiating at the closing ceremony of the Batu Kitang Night Market, held in the vicinity of the Lee Ling Commercial Centre at 6th Mile here tonight.

The night market, participated by 70 vendors, was organised by the Saberkas Batu Kitang Branch, as part of their 50th Anniversary Celebration.

He added that many small business communities, especially food vendors, were affected by the Covid-19 pandemic for the past three years, and in a way, the night market could help these businesses get back on their feet.

Also present was Senator Dato Ahmad Ibrahim, who is also MPP vice chairman. — DayakDaily