Tanjung Aru beach’s weekend car boot sale extended

Something for everyone: Traders selling secondhand car accessories and seats.

KOTA KINABALU: A short-term car boot sale that encourages sustainable shopping and thrifting which started recently at Tanjung Aru beach will be extended.

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

Tanjung Aru Eco Development executive director Datuk Ismail Abdullah said the weekly event was an effort by the management to make the beach a mainstay of the local community.

“The car boot sale is held every (weekend) from 10am to 10pm and there is no admission fee,” he said in a statement yesterday.

“Residents around Tanjung Aru and Kota Kinabalu are welcome (to come).

“Everyone is encouraged to bring their own shopping bags or trolleys, tumblers, and food containers (to be eco-friendly),” Ismail said.

Event organiser Mustazza Ardimanshyam Othman said the theme of the activity was “giving a second life” to used items that were still 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.

The organisers are hoping that the programme attracts more park visitors as well as local traders to buy and sell their wares.

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

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