12 Sep 2017
The Edge : Largest indoor flea market marks 19th year
Largest indoor flea market marks 19th year
The Edge Financial Daily
12 September 2017 

KUALA LUMPUR: The country’s largest indoor flea market marked its 19th year last weekend with a two-day event named “Collector’s Pick”.

The fair at Amcorp Mall in Petaling Jaya gathered over 300 vendors from all over the country, and also from Indonesia and Singapore under one roof offering all manner of antiques, oddities and rarities, the mall said in a statement.

The flea market started in 1998 with just a handful of pioneering antique enthusiasts proudly displaying their prized collections at the lower ground level of the mall, the statement said. Now, Amcorp Mall’s flea market covers four floors of the mall every weekend.

The flea market provides its many vendors with an opportunity to supplement their income and serves as a favourite meeting place for collectors.

The event is aimed at taking flea market tourism in Malaysia to the next level, the statement said. It was witnessed by Tourism Malaysia and the Malaysia Book of Records which endorsed the mall as Malaysia’s largest indoor flea market.

A special-interest booklet written by travel writer/flea market vendor Azhari Mahmood aka Zari Malaysiana, commissioned by Tourism Malaysia for free distribution locally and overseas, was also launched.

The booklet showcases the best flea markets or pasar karat as they are popularly known locally across the country. It also includes the weekly artisan, curio markets or bazaars, and a listing of car boot sales in the Klang Valley, as well as some of the more popular collectors’ galleries that are open to visitors at a nominal fee. 

Group photo : Y. Bhg Datuk Seri Mirza Mohamad Taiyab, Ketua Pengarah, Tourism Malaysia (5th from left), Encik Mohamed Tawfeek Hassan, Chairman, Perbadanan Pengurusan Pusat Perdagangan Amcorp (3rd left), Encik Azhari Mahmood, book author (4th left), Encik Azlan Baqee Bin Abdullah, Chief Operating Officer, Amprop (right) with representatives from Tourism Malaysia, MBPJ and MBOR at the Collector’s Pick event launched at Amcorp Mall on 27 August 2017.