Thursday, September 13, 2007

Fasting Starts

Today marks the start of the fasting month, Ramadhan for the Muslims. What does it mean for us non-Muslims then? Lots! ;)

It means having your official working hours shortened by an hour to 4.30pm (Not as if I get to go home early) and lots of pasar Ramadhans to go to! These are markets set up by all kinds of traders for the people who are breaking fast. They sell a whole host of gastronomic goodies from local cakes, local dishes to exotic fare which one usually gets only during fasting month.

It's ironical to see just as many non-Muslims joining their Muslim friends in buying up food from the markets!

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