By Aida Aziz
IPOH: Perak’s Ministry of Domestic Trade and Cost of Living (KPDN) is studying the suitability of giving an e-wallet incentive worth RM20 per day for visitors to the Ramadan Rahmah Bazaar (BRR) at People’s Park, here.
The effort was to boost BRR which received less response from the public, compared to other Ramadan bazaars in the state.
Chairman of the State Housing and Local Government Committee, Sandrea Ng Shy Ching said, previous feedback found that the BRR was ‘live’ during selected days organized by the e-wallet.
“KPDN is also studying, because feedback from traders when there is a booth to top up an e-wallet for free here, business is indeed better.
“They (KPDN) are studying if it is appropriate that it (the provision of e-wallets) will be extended and held every day or continued more often instead of only 10 selected days as previously proposed.
“We hope there will be a surge in response after this because everyone knows this is the first time BRR has been organized, it will be an indication of whether this concept will be expanded,” she said.
Sandrea was met by reporters after visiting BRR at People’s Park, here on Monday.
In the meantime, when asked if there was a need for a more strategic location change to help traders, she said it was too much.
“So far, if we want to talk about moving, it might be too much. So we focus on increasing publicity and continue with the KPDN proposal,” she said.
“But we hope people come here not just to add value to their e-wallet, we want them to shop here so they can help the hawkers,” she added.
The advantage of this BRR is that visitors have the opportunity to receive an additional RM20 e-wallet, which is limited to the first 600 visitors for 10 selected days.
Previously, the media reported the bazaar in question is not only less visited by the public, but also does not receive a favourable reception among traders.