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Fasting month to visit KL

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Fasting month to visit KL

Hi , can anyone tell me what's it is llike to visit during the fasting month 5th of August will be there for a break till 10th August 2012 . Are the shops open and in terms of food what can we look out for . Are there strict rules for visitors ? And where can we buy good and cheap batik material ? Thank you hope to hear from you guys soon .

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1. Re: Fasting month to visit KL

Frankly, it will be normal to visit Malaysia during fasting month. Of course some muslim food shop will be closed but those around tourist area like Petronas Twin Towers & Bukit Bintang area will be open as usual.

Basically there are no strict rules for visitors. Of course if you have any muslims friends here you might not want to eat or drink in front of them during day time.

If you like local food, fasting month is the best time to try it. Normally there will be plenty of food Bazaar open a few hours before sunset (normally from 3pm till 7.30pm).

For batik you can try Sungei Wang Plaza or Bukit Bintang Plaza area.

Cheers!

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2. Re: Fasting month to visit KL

Hi

As indicated by #1 Ramadam is a Muslim festival, and during the day most places servicing tourists and non-muslim / chinese communities will be open. As a non muslim you do not have to fast sunrise to sunset but muslim run eateries will be closed. Everything does come to life as the sun sets. Do be respectful of a Muslim who may not have eaten or drunk anything for 8 hours when you order or complain about your meal or coffee . . . .

You won't find any cheap Batik. You can find printed batik style patterned materia [the sort of thing that the hosteses for Malaysian or Singapore airlines wear)l in the habadashery departments of stores like Parkson or Isetan - which are in most malls. Sungei Wang also has some nice little habadashery stores that sell stuff. Proper batik is expensive, given the work put into achieving the effect.

Have fun!

Edited: 19 May 2012, 17:41
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3. Re: Fasting month to visit KL

Just don't tick into a ham sandwich in front if a Muslim saying "arent you hungry?"

Basically it's polite not to eat or drink in front of Muslims so don't wander around eating and drinking basically. Anyway thats considered rude anyway at all times (you don't see malaysians snacking while walking)

Tourist area restaurants will be open as normal

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4. Re: Fasting month to visit KL

Nemo thanks for the reminder cause sometime when it get too hotthe sun and i want a drink What should i do ? Like should i look around first ? Help i need some advice. Thanks

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5. Re: Fasting month to visit KL

If you want a drink you can easily step into any coffee shop, cafe, restaurant, McD, etc and order a drink and drink in there without causing offence to anyone.

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Chong thank you .

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