On the 10th of July Ramadan started this year, which is the fasting month for the muslims. Since most people here in Langkawi are muslims, that means that most of them are fasting now for a month from sunrise to sunset. This time should raise awareness for the poor, and originally the fasting should be broken with a very light meal like dates after sunset.
Well, in reality it seems that Ramadan is used to actually CELEBRATE food. Already before the sun sets, the people go to the special Ramadan market to buy their food. And then after sunset the big feast starts. Everywhere in the streets you see the special food stands with food food FOOD!
But we enjoy the night markets in general. Usually every evening there is one in one part of the island. At the night markets you find lots of stalls with typically Malaysian foods, it is like little snacks or meals everywhere. The famous Laksa Soup (my favorite), lots of fried stuff, chicken sate, tofu, sweets like pancakes, cakes, and rice and noodle dishes... We enjoy it regularly because it is a nice way of eating out in the evening, and trying new things.
Unfortunately the amount of plastic used in these markets is horrendous :(