SEPANG – We wish to clarify that the ‘Ramadan Bazaar’ at KL International Airport that is currently being shared by netizens through a video is merely a promotional effort by one food and beverage (F&B) outlet managed by Eraman at Terminal 1 KL International Airport (KLIA).
The F&B outlet called Eraman Mini Cafe has been in operations at Terminal 1 KLIA since October 2020 and is currently opened from 3 pm to 9 pm daily (pre-Ramadan operating hours: 8 am to 4 pm) serving the needs of the airport community and passengers.
As part of its Ramadan promotional efforts, the Eraman Mini Cafe offers a buffet spread with a ‘Ramadan Bazaar'-like experience to attract more customers to the outlet. The buffet spread is contained within the outlet area of about 50 ft x 50 ft. Food bought from the Eraman Mini Cafe can also be consumed within the outlet itself, which currently offers a maximum dine-in capacity of 55 persons at any one time.
The outlet had also featured a gimmick that simulates the cooking of the Malay traditional dish ‘gulai kawah' by placing a wok on a stove stand without the gas burner but with merely a warming devise using a chafing dish heating fuel known as Sterno gel. All dishes are cooked and prepared at a separate location and brought to the Eraman Mini Cafe ahead of the outlet's opening hours.
At no point was any cooking allowed within the open area of the terminal building nor gas fuel used at the outlet. This is as per the regulation in the Airport Fire & Rescue Service (AFRS) Fire Safety Manual which does not allow open flame stove or electrical hot plate to be used other than at designated kitchens within the terminal building.
The Eraman Mini Cafe also ensures that safety SOPs are in place. All customers are required to scan their body temperature and the MySejahtera app at the cafe entrance. The wearing of face masks is strictly enforced and customers are each assigned a number to ensure that the cafe’s maximum capacity is not breached. We hope the above statement clarifies and we wish to assure all airport guests that our priority is to ensure the safety of all while we continue to host joyful connections.