Crowds of people swarmed the inaugural ‘Let’s Raya’ event held at the International Convention Centre (ICC) in Berakas yesterday for some last-minute raya shopping.

Organised by Thevent Co., the three-day expo that started on Friday, June 8, offering a variety of raya apparel from 80 vendors selling scarves, ready-to-wear clothes, shoes as well as Hari Raya biscuits.

“Most of the vendors are local while only 30 per cent are brands from overseas such as Malaysia,” said event manager Siti Noor Aqeelah Ahmad Sanusi.

Members of the public doing some last minute raya shopping. Photo: Rafidah Hamit/The Scoop

Apart from the plethora of raya apparel, crowds were also drawn to the event as Malaysian celebrities Nur Fazura, Fattah Amin and Fahrin Ahmad arrived in the country to promote their brands.

Newlyweds Nur Fazura and Fattah Amin drew big crowds to their booth – Fazbulous By Fazura – with people queuing up before their arrival.

Malaysian Actors Nur Fazura (C) and Fattah Amin (3R) pose with fans during the ‘Let’s Raya’ event held at the International Convention Centre in Berakas on June 9, 2018. Photo: Rafidah Hamit/The Scoop

Aside from having the chance to purchase items from the ‘Fazbulous by Fazura’ line and Fattah Amin’s exclusive CD, Syawal Kali Ini, fans also excitedly queued up for a photo-op with the famous couple.

Meanwhile Fahrin Ahmad was also seen entertaining fans at the Arum Couture booth, while they shopped his perfumes and own brand of serunding – a family recipe passed down from generation to generation.

The expo, which ends on Sunday at 10pm, attracted more than 10,000 visitors on the first day, said Siti Noor Aqeelah, who added that she hopes the numbers will increase further.

“We also received good feedback from vendors as they managed to achieve their sales target within an afternoon.”

Siti Noor Aqeelah Ahmad Sanusi, Event Manager of ‘Let’s Raya’ said more than 10, 000 visitors came during the first day of the event. Photo: Rafidah Hamit/The Scoop

Seeing the rising trend in Muslimah fashion, the company wanted to provide a platform not only for businesses but for people who needed to grab last minute items for the festive month.

“We look forward to organising similar events in the future and are looking into other areas to provide for the public as well as the vendors,” she said.