Though it is one of the newest kids on the block, Kabut in the Park has proved to be a popular amongst bargain hunters. The highly-anticipated yard sale will be back on 3 August 2019 from 9am to 2pm at The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac).
While there are quite a number of pop up markets out there, most are commercialised with hefty vendor fees and requirements. Kabut in the Park was created to bridge the gap by catering to non-retail owners – just everyday normal people – who want to give a second life to their pre-loved items while benefiting others and reducing waste.
The second edition back in June boasted some 45 vendors, almost twice the size of the first installment; with food trucks and something for the kids to fill their time while parents shopped. What was evident in past Kabut editions is that the event is largely a family and friends affair, for Vendors and patrons alike. There was a Vendor comprising of a family who banded together to help their mom solve her Tupperware overload – they had so much fun and sales they decided to return in the second edition. Such families have roped in other families too to join in as vendors. Kabut’s reach to date is entirely organic but is proven to be growing not only in numbers but in their love and support for each other as well as the pre-loved movement. This shows a demand for such an avenue, for vendors and shoppers.
As frills are kept to a minimum, so are prices. Shoppers that come for Kabut in the Park 3.0 can find almost anything under the sun. Besides common items like electronic gadgets, toys, clothing, shoes and books, there will also be some rare items up for grabs such as vintage gems, collectibles and even plants. Don’t forget the free bins that some vendors put out that is yours to take. It is never too early to stock up for Christmas gifts!
Whether you are a young couple just starting a home, a student living off a limited budget, a theatre person hunting for props, Kabut in the Park 3.0 is worth a visit. Make it a family outing, bring snacks, outdoor games and have a picnic in the park.
Founded by Evangeline Lim – an advocate for sustainable living, Kabut in the Park is a non-profit initiative in collaboration with klpac. Sellers are charged a minimal token that goes directly to klpac, a non-profit arts organisation. The Organiser does not take a single cent from the vendor token. For those interested to participate in future Kabuts, e-mail [email protected].
Kabut in the Park hopes that this initiative will contribute to help those who are embarking on their #zerowaste journey, and those in need of items but are unable to purchase at its retail price, at the same time creating a circular economy towards a better Earth.
Date & Time: 3 August (Saturday), 9am – 2pm
Venue: Car Park, klpac