Mat Dan, whose Muslim name is Kareef Danial, 26, reduced his television hosting activities and opened a food stall specialising in fried beehoon, kuih ropa and brownies, at the Car Food Sahur in Pantai Batu Buruk here. (pix by GHAZALIKORI)

KUALA TERENGGANU: This year's Ramadan is special for television personality ''Mat Dan'', an Englishman who speaks the Terengganu dialect fluently, as it is his first Ramadan spent as a husband.

Mat Dan, whose Muslim name is Kareef Danial, 26, married Terengganu girl Nadifa Adnan, 28, of Chendering, on March 28 this year.

For this Ramadan, he reduced his television hosting activities and opened a food stall specialising in fried beehoon, kuih ropa and brownies, at the Car Food Sahur in Pantai Batu Buruk here.

“It’s a strategy for my wife and I to market our homemade brownies,” he said.

Mat Dan said he is grateful to have a partner to celebrate Aidilfitri with since converting to Islam seven years ago.

''It makes the Syawal morning more meaningful. InsyaAllah, I'll be celebrating Hari Raya with my in-laws in Kuala Terengganu. (And I can’t wait) to taste my wife's beef rendang. '''The beef rendang will be special, because she is going to cook it with love,'' he said in jest, adding that he has purchased four pairs of baju raya this year. -- BERNAMA

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