My children, especially the last two (blame me for this!) don’t really aware about the terminology of “baju raya”. They have been brought up abroad and ‘raya’ was normally celebrated only on the first day which normally makan2. The last two years, they started to appreciate more towards Raya after being introduced to “duit raya”.
I buy clothes, shoes for my children continuously throughout the year. So that’s why when it comes to Raya, I don’t feel they need for new baju raya except probably baju kurung or baju melayu. All my children seem to adapt with this trend and thank God they don’t mind it at all. What is a must is DUIT RAYA.
I know back in Malaysia, my brothers, relatives and friends are busying doing their last minute shopping for raya. Syoknya.. I could imagine the crowds and rows of stalls at PKNS Shah Alam. As for here, there are many outlets having sales and I could see Omani’s busying shops for Eid as well. There is also one place called Oman International Exhibition Centre which normally held a few events. Now they are having “Oman Largest Shopping Extravaganza” event.
The last time when I was here, this seems to be my favourite spot. They sell variety of clothes and shoes. Siap duit je ah.. But normally those are not to my liking except for jubah. Yesterday morning, I went with my daughters. As expected the place was crowded with people and also as expected, they sell the same things that I’ve seen for the past six years.