Business resumption brings back smiling faces

Customers at one of the stalls at Mukah Food Street.

MUKAH: Operators of food and drink stalls at Mukah Food Street Market here are all smiles as they have been allowed to resume business since about two weeks ago.

Like other business entities, they are still required to follow the standard operating procedures (SOP) amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.

One of the stall operators identified only as Mayel, said he was grateful that the food street had been allowed to resume business.

“It is a relief for us now as we can continue with our business activities,” he said to New Sarawak Tribune yesterday.

A seller of various types of cakes, Mayel, who is a government pensioner in his sixties, added business was still picking up now.

There are more than 50 stalls operating at Mukah Food Street, selling among other things, grilled chickens and fish, satay, banana fritters, cakes and iced drinks.

Located at a designated area nearby three major shopping centres, the food street is meant to provide convenience in terms of essential food and drink services to customers from thereabout comprising office employees and visitors.

The local authorities created the name Mukah Food Street following suggestions by the public as there was no specific identity given to the area, which is very popular among local folk.