Enjoy freshly brewed coffee at Ruang Parkir



KUCHING: Determined to become an entrepreneur, a 22-year-old woman decided to set up a coffee shop at the parking lot of her house, the aptly-named Ruang Parkir (parking lot).

“I love looking at the designs of the coffee shops as well as the machines used because they look so pretty when photographed.

Ruang Parkir owner Nurfara Elisa Najwa Obaidillah.

“As everyone knows, today’s generation loves to take pictures to be uploaded onto their social media accounts,” said Nurfara Elisa Najwa Obaidillah, or fondly known as Elisanajwa.

“Using this idea, I created Indonesian-concept decorations to attract customers to take pictures — indirectly, this has enabled me to promote my business,” said the third of four siblings.

Elaborating further, she said since she had no knowledge on coffee or coffee making, she first did research by comparing coffee from coffee suppliers as well as coffee machines according to her budget.

She also learned the exact ways to brew coffee from her barista friends.

“I only buy high-quality coffee beans from local suppliers and brew them myself.”

Looking back, Elisanajwa said she never thought that she would now own her own coffee shop as she did not dare to put out this idea to her family for fear of not getting support.

“Actually, I’m not a coffee lover but, as I said earlier, coffee shops look very pretty when they are photographed — from there, the desire to own a coffee shop started to manifest.

“Plus, there are no coffee shops in my area so this further strengthens my desire.

“Thanks to the support from my family, I started this business early August this year,” she explained, adding that her friends and cousins ​​also helped her at the shop.

When asked on the specialty of Ruang Parkir’s coffee compared to other shops, she stressed that the coffee she brewed had a balance of sweet and bitter taste.

“Some of the favourites are Es Kopi Latte and Kopi Ruang Parkir, with the addition of caramel or vanilla syrup.

“Apart from coffee, we also offer other beverages like chocolate, matcha, taro as well as desserts like muffins, congo bars and others,” she explained, adding that she hoped her business would continue to grow and planned to open other branches in the future.

Drinks are priced from RM8 to RM12 while desserts are from RM2 to RM6.

Ruang Parkir is located in Jalan Merdeka, Kampung Tanjung, and is open from Tuesdays to Sundays, 1pm to 10pm.

Members of the public can also look up @ruang.parkir on Instagram or call 013-7865770 to place orders or reservations.

Abang Johari receives Japanese visitors

BY JACINTHA JOLENE KUCHING: Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg received two courtesy calls at his office in Wisma Bapa Malaysia...

Share post:

Our Opinion

More like this

Borneo Cultural Museum ready to welcome visitors mid-year

KUCHING: The Borneo Cultural Museum here, which is touted...

Water treatment plant in Lawas being mulled, says Awang Tengah

LAWAS: The state government plans to construct a water...

RM50 mln set aside to build state’s OKU community centre

KUCHING: Sarawak has approved RM50 million under the 12th...

Have a heart; provide OKU-friendly facilities

KUCHING: Building designers and authorities who issue occupation permits...

Welfare of retired athletes taken care of: Fatimah

KUCHING: Sarawak’s retired national athletes are well taken care...

Entertainer cum entrepreneur donates medical supplies to SGH

KUCHING: A Sarawak-born entertainer and entrepreneur Dr Jessie Chung...

Implementing agencies must nip problems early

SAMARAHAN: Contractors involved in the construction of major bridges...

Follow SOPs, Uggah tells ferry users

BY JACINTHA JOLENE KOTA SAMARAHAN: Ferry users are reminded to...