On the way back from a relative's wedding reception, the family made a quick stop at Pekan Rabu in Alor Setar, Kedah.Pekan Rabu is not exactly a pekan (town) as itself, but it is situated in the Alor Setar town. Opened in 1978, traders used to do their trading with no walls before the existence of Pekan Rabu . Did you know that Tun Dr. Mahathir used to be one of the traders there?
You can find all kind of stuff like cakes, kuih muih, serundings (chicken/beef floss), spices and also stalls selling food & drinks. My dear wife had a field day at Pekan Rabu. In just 10 minutes, she bought two big bags full of knick knacks. Seeing that she is already 8 months pregnant, so I let it slide this time.
Pekan Rabu is one of Malaysia's local and foreign tourist attractions. Maybe air-conditioning or improving air circulation of Pekan Rabu should be the next step in making it more comfortable for visitors and traders alike.
Will surely stop by Pekan Rabu the next time I'm in Kedah.