30 Jul '11, 1am

Ramadan gets a tech-savvy twist (via ST iPhone App)

Ramadan gets a tech-savvy twist (via ST iPhone App)

SIMPLICITY THE WAY TO GO Customers these days eschew complicated carpet designs like the traditional bamboo and flower patterns. Instead, they go for simple motifs like hearts and leaves. Stallholder Juliah Heng, 46, says 80 per cent of her customers now opt for carpets made of silk or furry ones that come in solid and bold colours. -- ST PHOTOS: DESMOND LUI PURPLE IS IN If early indications are anything to go by, purple is the hottest colour to look out for this Ramadan. From modern kebayas to curtains, stallholders like Mr Muhammad Zuhaili are seeing both the young and the old going for this colour. LIGHTS, CAMERA, KETUPAT These rice cakes wrapped in woven coconut leaves are going to be big this year - and not just as a dish. Ketupat-shaped electric lights are selling well. One stallholder, Mr Tan Kiap Hong, 52, said he brought in more ketupat designs this year as the 50...

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