(File pix) A food truck is a mobile business platform. Pix by Olivia Miwil

BRENDAN Maurice, 35, hopes the authority will allow food trucks to operate at more locations in Kota Kinabalu.

For now, the Kota Kinabalu City Hall allows food trucks to operate only at the Tanjung Aru beach and the Likas Sports Complex.

“A food truck is a mobile business platform. Traders must reach out to customers. If the trucks were to be stationary,

I’d rather sell food at a stall,” said Maurice, who wants to venture into the business in Sabah.

On March 26, Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman had said food truck operators could sell food at the two designated locations to encourage more people to venture into business.

It is learnt that the daily rental of a food truck is RM150, and the price per unit is between RM65,000 and RM100,000.

The monthly operating licence is RM100.


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A Kota Kinabalu City Hall spokesman said they would submit the suggestion in the next meeting on other locations that food truck operators could operate from.

“For now, food trucks operate at the Tanjung Aru beach and the Likas Sports Complex. They are only allowed to operate between 3pm and 3am.”

Mayor Datuk Yeo Boon Hai had said the authority could not allow mobilised operations due to concerns over safety and cleanliness.

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