He explained that all byusinessmen should understand that before a place could be a popular haunt, patience was needed.
“We should change our approach...instead of only opening the shops in the late afternoon, yhou should open business from morning until night time,” he said when met recently.
Dr. Abdul Rahman said he believed the main reason business in the area was not good was because of the operators' poor strategy and not because there were no customers.
“We have carried out many activities in this area to promote the eateries to the public.”
“However, the food operators must also play their part by opening their business early and be patient,” he said, adding that he had met with the business operators to discuss ways to address the issue.
Dr. Abdul Rahman also advised the operators to take the initiative to ensure the safety of their customers.
“We hope that the business operators can address this matter among themselves. This is important because customers must, for instance, feel that it is safe to park their vehicles in the area in order to visit the eateries.” - Borneo Post -