We are seeing too many non-Muslim Owned stalls in Geylang, the heart of the Malay (I shall not delete this, but I stand corrected as it shld be generally just Muslim) Muslim community “get-together” place for Ramadan and Eid celebrations.
It has been and always shld be THE trend since the 80s, 90s and crossing well into the millennium, that Geylang Ramadan bazaar shld be focused on Muslim owners and their products/services.
I’m not going into the race/religion issue, but it is becoming more “non Malay/Muslim” bec the rentals are gg thru the roof.
A lot of ppl, me included, are wondering, is it a ploy to one day push out all 100% Muslim Owned stalls out of Ramadan Geylang bazaar. It is super gd biz during Ramadan, as we Muslims descend and spend a lot during this period, so the sharp biz ppl are zooming in to Geylang.
Why is the tender system allowed to go higher and higher every year? Causing the winning tender owners to impose higher and higher rentals, making it beyond reach of most Malay/Muslim vendors.
Whatever it is, do not remove the need for Halal certification, if the stall is not 100% Muslim Owned. And now with a lot of “Malay” looking workers manning the stalls, it’s difficult to ascertain.
Source: Eusniati Eusoff