The year 2020 is unlike any year that has come to pass.
It’s the month of Ramadhan and in Brunei, one of the things that I’d normally look forward to during this time of year would be visiting the many ‘Gerai’ food stalls.
I absolutely love everything about it – whether it’s the sweltering heat, the smoke that gets into my eyes as I walk past stalls selling ‘Ikan Salai’ (smoked fish) or chilling to music in my car as I slowly manoeuvre through traffic leading to the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium, where these ‘Gerai Ramadhan’ food stalls would set up shop in the afternoons during the fasting month.
But, alas, this year is different.
I guess it’s true what they say: “People don’t appreciate what they’ve got until it’s gone!”
Since restrictions were put in place because of COVID-19, businesses have had to adapt or risk being left behind.
Brunei’s first ride-hailing business, Dart Logistics (Dart), is one of those who have taken the initiative to bring the well-loved tradition of having ‘Gerai’ food for Sungkai closer to home.
The ‘Gerai Ramadhan’ app has a variety of vendors for you to choose from – whether it’s ‘kuih malaya’, ‘chendol’ or your classic delicacies that are perfect for your ‘Sungkai’ (breaking of fast).
According to Biz Brunei, orders within Brunei-Muara are charged BND4.40, Tutong and Temburong BND8 and BND12 for Belait. Customers can also order from multiple vendors under single checkout and pay a single delivery fee.
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