IPOH — Every Deepavali, Little India in Ipoh is a must-visit for the Indian community to purchase various essentials such as clothing, food, prayer items, and home decorations sold at over 200 shops and tents along Jalan Lahat here.
Accordingly, traders are enjoying brisk business ahead of the festival of lights which will be celebrated on Oct 27 this year.
Libaas (M) Sdn Bhd’s traditional clothing store manager Ravita Kaur, 34, told Bernama the store is normally packed with bargain hunters in search of sarees, Indian palazzo suits, Sharara suits (lengha), and Indian tops.
Sixty-one-year-old Charanjit Kaur, who sells popular, mouth-watering Indian sweets, prepares more delicacies during the festive period.
“The sweets have various flavours such as chocolate and strawberry, and are made with cooked cow’s milk,” she said, adding that ‘laddu’, ‘cham-cham’, ‘pani puri’, and onion ‘pakora’ are favourites with her customers.
S. Anbuchelvi, 30, from Kuala Kangsar said she visits Little India every Deepavali to purchase food and clothing.
“I come here because there are plenty of options and the prices are reasonable compared to other places, and clothes choices are up to date,” she said.