A WOMAN SELLS YOUNG COCONUT LEAVES TO MAKE "KETUPAT" CASINGS AT A MARKET IN KUALA LUMPUR.
A woman sells coconut leaves to make "ketupat" casings at a market in Kuala Lumpur January 6. "Ketupat" is rice cooked in packets made from woven coconut leaves, and is a popular dish during the Eid al-Fitr celebration. The leaves are sold for about 10 ringgit ($2.63) for 100 pieces. Malaysians will celebrate Eid al-Fitr on January 7 or 8, depending on the sighting of the new moon, to mark the end of a month-long period of fasting during the ninth lunar month of Ramadan.