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Ahad, April 21, 2024

Liew welcomes reopening of Api Api Night Food Market

KOTA KINABALU: The reopening of the Api Api Night Food Market at Gaya Street by Kota Kinabalu City Hall (DBKK) is good news for registered vendors, said former Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Christina Liew.

The Api Api Assemblywoman said the welcome move provides opportunities for the vendors to do business and earn some money to support their families.

“Kota Kinabalu residents will once again experience the lively nightlife at Gaya Street. It also allows outstation visitors to stroll around at the Night Market.

“The famed  ‘Gaya Street’  is already a tourism brand. So, when international tourists finally arrive, hopefully soon, KK will be a vibrant city to visit by day or night, where the Night Food Market is an ideal destination, among other places of interest,” Liew, who initiated the Night Food Market in December 2018, said in a statement on Saturday.

Meanwhile, she advised all the vendors to observe the standard operating procedures (SOP) for smooth business operations.

“Double-masking is encouraged for our own safety. It does not pay to violate the regulations. Do not take the risk as Sabah has yet to achieve the targeted 80pc vaccination rate for its adult population,” she said.

As of October 15, only 71.5pc of Sabah’s adult population have been fully vaccinated, according to Sabah Covid-19 Spokesperson Datuk Seri Masidi Manjun.