A NEW location on Dataran Boulevard in Section 52, Petaling Jaya, has been added to the list of Chinese New Year (CNY) bazaar sites under the Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) for next year.
Twenty lots of 2.4m x 2.4m (8 x 8ft) each will be offered in the space between Lotus Five Star Cinema and the former Pappa Rich in the area also known as PJ New Town.
The CNY bazaar on Dataran Boulevard will be held from January 12 to February 11, 2021, from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. every day, except Friday, to make way for the PJKita bazaar.
“The location of Dataran Boulevard was suggested during a discussion I had with the Pasar Malam Traders Association a few months ago,” said Rajiv Rishyakaran, Bukit Gasing assembly, adding that the group included several associations of traders registered in various locations.
“They put forward the idea as a way for traders to compensate for losses suffered during the Covid-19 pandemic, as many are struggling to bring their business down.”
Speaking at a virtual press conference, Rajiv said the idea had been submitted to the MBPJ and the council’s micro-entrepreneur development committee approved it in early October.
Traders at CNY Bazaar on Dataran Boulevard are allowed to sell items such as clothing, prayer items, cookies, snacks, plants, decorations, kitchen appliances, toys and packaged food, to the except for processed meat.
“Traders must meet certain conditions, such as not leaving structures or stocks overnight, not selling illegal items such as fireworks or VCDs, and having typhoid shots for those who sell food, ”Rajiv said.
“The license holder must also be the seller; the license cannot be transferred or replaced by the seller.
“Standard operating procedures should also be followed, such as wearing masks, contact detection measures and providing hand sanitizer.”
He added that Dataran Boulevard is a suitable space for a bazaar as it would not cause public disturbance and that a large parking lot is available at PJ New Town after working hours.
“Anyone can apply for a trading lot – whether an existing trader or a new person looking to earn extra income – as long as they meet the MBPJ requirements,” Rajiv said.
The other CNY 2021 trading spaces falling under the jurisdiction of MBPJ are Pasar Jalan Othman (12 lots), Pasar Kampung Chempaka (23 lots) and Pasar Taman Megah (16 lots).
The application fee is 125 RM which includes garbage collection.
The price is the same for one of the four locations.
Applications for MBPJ’s CNY 2021 trading packages are open until December 3, via http://elesen.mbpj.gov.my