rubber leaf bouquet

rubber leaf bouquet

I didn’t know about this new event in Ipoh called “Ladies Uptown” until I went to Ipoh Parade last Saturday evening. It is actually a bazaar that occupies the street parallel to Jalan Sultan Abdul Jalil between the side of MBI and behind 100 Yen, starting from one junction and ending at the other, just before entering Persiaran Bougainvillea.

kraftangan daun getah

rubber leaf flowers

Malay craft

Malay craft

Ladies Uptown is still very new; as I understand that it only kicked off on 18th December, 2010, and is expected to be held every Saturday from 6pm until midnight. It’s an initiative by Yayasan Bina Upaya (YBA), a capacity building foundation. Although I have no idea what this Foundation does, this event looks like a programme to uplift the economic status of Malay small enterprises in and around Ipoh, giving Malay business women an avenue to showcase their wares and sell.

lilin wangi

fragrant candles

Ladies Uptown vendors

Ladies Uptown vendors

When I visited last Saturday, there were about 40 vendors selling a variety of bazaar-type merchandise from clothes, shoes and bags to Malay handicrafts, beauty products and cookies. What caught my eye were the handicrafts and flowers made from rubber leaves. They are quite different.

Ladies Uptown Ipoh

Ladies Uptown Ipoh

Ladies Uptown banner

Ladies Uptown banner

Other than these, I couldn’t find anything exceptional offered at Ladies Uptown. Perhaps it’s still new. We’ll give it some time.

Ladies Uptown Ipoh
Location: behind 100 Yen (Greentown)
Date: every Saturday
Time: 6pm to midnight

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