Good days foodies, now we know Nine Emperor Gods Festival is just around the corner, but things are a little different this year. According to Penang Island City Council (MBPP) in September, no dine-in will be allowed at the vegetarian food stalls set up by the roadside. We have also just found out that vegetarian food stalls along Lintang Macallum 2 will not operate this year.
No Vegetarian Food Stalls Set Up at Lintang Macallum 2:
For the first time in almost 30 years, vegetarian food traders will not be setting up stalls in Lintang Macallum 2. Vendors are taken a step back by the strict SOP they had to follow and decided to take a break this year. Due to the outbreak of virus and increasing cases, temples will not be hosting any major events or festival this year.
That wouldn’t draw as much crowd as before, and it is safer for vendors to just not set up stalls this year. Many are also worried that additional cost will incur if they or customers violated the SOP.
Unlike the decision on Lintang Macallum 2, vegetarian food stalls are slowly setting up on Madras Lane, but on a much smaller scale. This is due to the impact of the virus as well.
Foodies, if you’re celebrating the festival, take note on these changes. Remember no-dine in is allowed at the stalls, stay safe and practice social distancing. Let us all do our part, that’s all, buh bye!
Source: The Star
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