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200 stalls at Chinese New Year night market
Published on: Thursday, January 12, 2017

Kota Kinabalu: Some 200 hawkers will set up stalls at the Chinese New Year night market organised by the Federation of Chinese Associations Sabah (FCAS), from Jan 21-26.

This year, FCAS decided to move the night market from its traditional venue at Gaya Street to Padang Merdeka so as to allow hawkers to have more time to conduct their business and the public more time to shop from 3pm-11pm.

Besides this, FCAS will also allocate some stalls for its affiliate members to conduct their business.

FCAS President Datuk Seri Panglima Dr TC Goh said Wednesday that the main objective of the night market is to boost the Chinese New Year festive mood in the city, besides providing a conducive place for the public to shop for Chinese New Year goodies and.

"It is also for other communities to learn more about the Chinese culture and tradition," he said.

Goh said this year's Chinese New Year night market will feature more varieties of merchandises, including locally-made products as well as those imported from China, Taiwan and Thailand.

"In addition, visitors will also get to enjoy a wide range of delicious local delicatessen," he said.

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