Organised by the same team behind Kinta Craft Trail, Night Street Market at Festival Walk is a new shopping avenue for Ipoh residents. Currently, the plan is to hold this night street market for three days on the last weekend of every month. The first was held from 26th to 28th July, and the next one is scheduled for 30th Aug to 1st Sept, 2013.
During my visit, I expected to see the same vendors as those at Kinta Craft Trail but this time, the organisers have opened up the marketplace to be more varied. Yes, the items sold may be similar, but at the same time, different. For the benefit of readers, I have included the phone numbers of these vendors, so that they can be reached directly.
I was interested in a lot of vendors this time around, not only those that sold their handmade craft, but also homemade cakes and cookies, and even a couple of non-profit organisations. And while I could resist buying too many unnecessary stuff, I can never refrain buying second-hand books. There were plenty of good titles at Night Street Market! Wooeeee!!!
Kar Wai’s oil paintings caught my eye. Only 17 years old, Kar Wai, who brought more than ten oil paintings to her booth for sale, with a price range of RM120 to RM400+, started learning the art when she was 4 years old. It is amazing that although at such a young age, Kar Wai is already tutoring students in oil painting. Those who wish to learn oil painting, or order custom oil painting or original sketches can contact Kar Wai at 016-549 5161 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Another vendor of particular interest to me was the NGO, Buddhist Tzu-Chi Merits Society Malaysia. This organisation runs dialysis centres, health clinics, and provides palliative home care services, free-of-charge. I understand that those who require financial aid, for reasons like medical care or basic education, can apply to the society, irrespective of religion, colour or creed. Ipoh residents can contact the society at 05-2551013 (8.30am – 5pm daily). They are located at No. 47, Jalan Raja Dr. Nazrin Shah, 30250 Ipoh, Perak.
Those who would like to adopt a dog or cat can always contact Noah’s Ark Ipoh at 012-5386366 (Jeya Jeyaratnam). As a pet advocate, I would emphasize that every dog or cat purchased from the breeder or pet store deprives a home of an animal at the shelter, waiting to be adopted.
And finally, those who have something to sell or promote and would like to take up a booth at the next Night Street Market at Festival Walk can contact Dolly Quah at 016-5516018. She is the owner of Shabby Rose Cottage, offering decorative and folk art paintings.
Event: Night Street Market
Venue: Festival Walk, Ipoh
Date: 26th – 28th July, 2013
Time: 5pm – 10pm
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