The PARK (Port Angkatan Ruang Kreatif) Retail and Store is a newly established retail store that sells local products such as apparel, shoes and handicrafts. The business, started by a young Ipoh entrepreneur, is beginning to make its mark in Ipoh.
Located at Kinta Riverfront Hotel, Ipoh its target segment is the young and trendy who are interested in local fashions and arts.
According to the Executive Councillor for Public Utilities, Infrastructure, Energy and Water, Dato’ Zainol Fadzi Paharuddin, the business is a joint venture with P.O.R.T (People of Remarkable Talents), an agency created by the state government to source and nurture young talents in Perak.
“The agency is pleased to be in partnership with Amirul Ashraf Mokhtar or “O’oi” in setting up this retail business. It is assuring to know that there are talented youngsters who are capable of creating a local brand that is well received by the public,” he said.
“PARK is not just a retail store but also a platform for Perak youths to exhibit their talents in art, fashion and others. These healthy pursuits have the support of the state government,” Zainol added.
Founder and co-owner of PARK Retail and Store, Amirul Ashraf Mokhtar told Ipoh Echo that he was grateful of the state government’s support and promised to provide more opportunities for young Perakeans to display their products at his outlet.
“We’ve about 120 participants, local and from other states, who’ll be exhibiting and selling their collections at the retail store. We hope that PARK would soon develop into a renowned retail store like other established ones in the market,” he said.