Short-term car boot sale at Tanjung Aru aims to encourage sustainable shopping, thrifting

Some stationery, clothes and other items for sale.

KOTA KINABALU: A short-term car boot sale that encourages sustainable shopping and thrifting which started recently at Tanjung Aru first beach is operational until further notice.

Held every Saturday and Sunday until further notice, this free-admission event gathers young entrepreneurs, petty traders and housewives who wish to earn extra income.

Tanjung Aru Eco Development Executive Director Datuk Ismail Abdullah said that the weekly event is an effort by the management to make the beach destination a mainstay of the local community.

“The car boot sale is held every Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 10pm starting last weekend and there are no admission charges,” he said in a statement, Sunday (Dec 4).

“This event also provides business opportunities for young entrepreneurs, petty traders and housewives which can bring extra income,” he said.

Ismail said residents around Tanjung Aru and Kota Kinabalu are most welcome.

Everyone is encouraged to bring their own shopping bags or trolleys, tumblers, food containers and even umbrellas if necessary.

“We are going eco-friendly all the way,” he said.

Event organiser Mustazza Ardimanshyam Othman said the theme of this activity is "giving a second life" to used items in good condition.

“Car boot sales are very popular in Western countries. Visitors can get good quality pre-loved items, rare antiques or collectibles at very affordable prices,” he said.

They hope this program will attract more park visitors as well as local traders during the non-peak times of the day as well.

The car boot sale will be operational on a short-term basis until the Tanjung Aru Eco Development project takes off.

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