Pasar Karat (Memory Lane), which resumed operation today (July 19), saw over 1000 visitors beginning from 8am onwards.
Musa Dun, Senior Director for Service and Operation of the Ipoh City Council, explained that additional steps will be taken to further enhance the safety of visitors to the popular flea market.
“Additional upgrades will be done especially on the layout of the tents, among others, to facilitate the business activities and visits from the public in the future. We understand that many remain concerned about the pandemic, thus we ensure that everything is in strict compliance with the Standard Operation Procedure (SOP) to create a safe environment and restore the confidence of visitors,” he highlighted.
“We have prepared only one entry and exit point to create a one-way flow of visitor movement at Memory Lane,” he stated after a site visit to Memory Lane along Jalan Horley today.
Two days ago, the Ipoh City Council announced the reopening of Memory Lane along Jalan Horley while those along Jalan Lim Boh Seng are not allowed to resume operation yet.
The reopening today only involved stalls with odd-number licenses while those with even-number licenses will resume operation next week, thus creating an alternate week operation.