Sundry food and steam boat foodstuff preparation before Chinese New Year ? Get them from the Taman Berjaya Market in Nibong Tebal. There are many hawkers selling these items before CNY. A few sundry shops attached to the market also take opportunity to sell seasonal foodstuff like fish maw, pig maw, dried ginkgo, dried prune, dried longan fruit, bird eggs, fish balls etc...
Last time, it is very hard to find fancy and colourful decorative items on sales by street vendors but only big shopping malls have them on sales.
When Chinese New Year is approaching, most Chinese family would clean and decorate their house as red and colourful as they invite good fortune and the god of good wealth to the house.
AS the Chinese New Year is approaching, many business minded traders taking opportunities to make some festive money by selling the seasonal items.
Come to the Wet Market at Taman Berjaya, Nibong Tebal, there are many CNY items on sale, by the sundry shopkeepers and by the dry goods hawker who set up their stall in this area.
The Chinese community has many to prepare for to celebrate the Lunar New Year. 2013 Lunar new year fall on 10 Feb 2013, it is the turn of snake this year, it is a water snake year.
Chinese family buy praying item like candle and colourful and big joss sticks, golden flower to decorate the praying place and etc. They also buy food ingredients to get ready for the family reunion dinner. The fancy red packets or ANG PAU to pack a token of money to give away to younger generation to wish them healthy and sheerful is also on sale.
Nibong Tebal town has a big market for all its residents of all races. The market is located in the Taman Berjaya. A few part of the market : the wet market selling sea caught products and vegetable, a row of sundry shops selling sundry goods, beef, mutton, chicken and pork have their own separate area, a covered area for the cooked food hawkers and a newly higher roofing covered the empty space in the middle of the whole area ( done on Dec 2012 ) to be the Kompleks Penjaja to alocate the dry goods hawkers.
If you have time and want to cook, come here at the weekend, the market is the place suitable that you can find and shop everything, from the cooked food, take away as your family breakfast, to the clothes, news paper, fruits, fish, chicken and vegetable until the cooking ware.
What to buy: Wet market : fish, prawn, shellfish, aquacultured products, vegetable, chicken, beef, mutton and fruits
Pork Stall : pork and only pork
Road side stalls : fruits, Chinese medicine, News and magazines, cake and breads
Row of sundry shops : Sundry goods and seasonal products such as Chinese New Year items
High Roof Covered Area : it is a dry goods hawker centre selling clothes, hardwares, candy, fruits, local fruits and etc
Hawker centre : it is a cooked food hawker centre, you can get many type of malaysian hawker food, dine here or take away for breakfast