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‘Ramadan Market’

The Sandakan Ramadan Market

In-tents.

You know what’s great about being Jewish? No Lent. No Ramadan. Sure, there’s been thousands of years of persecution and an annual fast or two, but nothing that compares to the longevity of the institutionalized pain of those two holidays. Worse still, sometimes Ramadan falls in the summer and you can’t even drink water. With all of these thoughts in mind, I found myself in Malaysia in the summer in the middle of Ramadan. And in Sandakan in Borneo, this meant the nightly¬†Ramadan Market. The most impressive part about it is that observant Muslims somehow manage to¬†walk up and down the market and order food without eating a bite of it until the sun goes down. Fortunately, I didn’t have to wait.