Cases For Publication (UCWC103)
Abstract

SOUL OF A NIGHT MARKET

Nor Khomar Ishak

Night markets had developed and grown in line with the expanding area population. The increasing popularity could be measured in the numbers and the regularity of the night market operations, especially in cities. Sustainability and optimum growth size could be debated without any conclusions drawn mainly due to the important roles they played in supporting the earnings of the low income group and the benefits to the surrounding communities. For the local authority whose role was to ensure the proper growth, safety and cleanliness of its township, the development of night markets needed to be regulated, the activities monitored and the requirements of the various parties were supported. The challenges were many, but the night markets induced the optimum used of public spaces and brought vibrant and vitality to the otherwise, quite night life in the areas they operated.