Deepavali Urban Bazaar happening on 3rd & 4th October
Deepavali may be more than a month away on 14th November 2020, but it’s never too early to start prepping for the festivities. After all, there’s nothing like a cheery bazaar filled with scents of Indian confections and snacks, vibrant rows of traditional wear, and bright lights twinkling from home decor items to set the mood for the festival of lights.
Organised by Urban Accessoriess, an online company selling traditional Indian clothes and accessories, the Urban Bazaar is back for the third time running. Held on 3rd and 4th October at the Malaysian Ceylonese National Community Centre in Taman Kanagapuram from 10AM to 8PM, the bazaar is a one-stop centre for you to stock up on all your Deepavali needs.
A bazaar supporting local entrepreneurs
The Urban Bazaar is a two-day pop up market featuring 32 vendors selling all kinds of goods ranging from food, handicrafts, handmade accessories, traditional and modern wear, and the like.
Image credit: Urban Accessoriess
These artisanal products are mostly made and sold by small businesses and local entrepreneurs, so you should definitely drop by if you like custom clothes and footwear, and one-of-a-kind trinkets, unlike the usual commercial garments found at every other mall in Malaysia.
A myriad of vendors selling artisanal goods
The previous Urban Bazaar saw around 50 vendors bringing with them a multitude of choices for customers to feast both their tummies and eyes on.
A vendor selling intricate wallets, bags, and garments
Image credit: @narenzclicks
There’ll be some returning vendors selling similar items for you to add to your collection, including @glam.mantra, an online fashion shop offering a daring take of traditional wear injected with modern trends. Those who’re into bold fashion can look forward to modern takes on kurti with cold-shoulder necklines or with striking, flared rainbow sleeves.
Image credit: @glamstyling.beyond
Finish off the look with a pair of handmade designer footwear from @perfectduoboutique. Each pair is intricately made with quality leather and embroidered painstakingly with sequins – perfect for special occasions indeed.
Image credit: @aabharanambyandal
Deepavali wouldn’t be complete without some flavourful, mouth-watering dishes. Good thing you can stock up on spices from @therempahgirl and whip up a dish of your own using her organic spices.
Image credit: @narenzclicks
For those who prefer something sweet, you can get your fix of custom-made cream cakes, brownies, and pastries from @dulce_n_treatz to satisfy your dessert cravings.
Image credit: @dulce_n_treatz
Deepavali Urban Bazaar back for the third time running
Even if you’re not celebrating Deepavali, the Urban Bazaar will make for a fun day out with colourful sights and enticing scents to enjoy. Just remember to keep the sanitizer handy, practice social distancing, and wear a mask at all times.
Urban Bazaar 2020
Address: Malaysian Ceylonese National Community Centre (MCNCC), 15, Jalan 18/16, Taman Kanagapuram, 46000 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Dates: 3rd – 4th October 2020
Opening hours: 10AM-8PM
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