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Showing posts with label shopping. Show all posts
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Monday, December 3, 2012

Where Is The Best Shopping Centre in Kuching City.

Kuching a city with fast in development of shopping centres,In the begining we had Electra house near the open air market in power street and very close to India street pedestrian mall.To name  a few the old player Kuching plaza,Wisma Hopoh,Tun Jugah.The new player the biggest so far is The Spring and The Boulevard.Very soon (April 2013) we have to go away from the city 'The Summer' in Kota Samarahan that is about 25 mins drive from city .
To-day we see new mall 'The Plaza Merdeka' which is just open to public few days ago. See my picture below:)

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Fake or Look Alike iPhone


Do you guy know who is Mr Steve Jobs.

"Whether this was fake or not, the important takeaway here is that some users are genuinely frustrated with their iPhone 4 experiences and they feel jilted by Steve Jobs, who hasn’t helped the situation at all with his brief, unsatisfying responses. At this point, Jobs and Apple are really beginning to test our patience by simply telling us to “stay tuned.”."

Now let us look at the above comment from the Original iPhone user........


There are lots of fake iPhone or simply call it 99.9% look alike iPhone in China and now we can buy online in Malaysia.I have one of the device and I they look similar to Apple's iPhone.This people are probably the King of Fake iPhone producer.It look awesome and 99.9% look alike that I almost could not tell it is fake at first sight or love at first sight.


Craziest camera of the day...

This fake iPhone other than imitating the appearance of the original  the knock off makers have brought the device to the next level by including preloaded with both hardware and software that is nearly identical to the real device.

They works just like the real.


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Eco X'mas Decoration.


Welcoming Christmas, Boulevard  Shopping Mall in Kuching present eco green Christmas decoration to welcome the Christmas shoppers.


Eco green X'mas decoration at the lobby.

Go green X'mas deco is made of a series of recycle plastic bottle of drinking water.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Can I take photos in a shopping mall?

Yes you can. That is, until a security guard or some representative of the mall’s administration asks you to stop. The mall is a private building, and as such, the owners or administrators have the right to ban photography on their premises.


Christmas Decorations are Starting to Go Up



If a person is a minor subject in a larger photo I don’t seek permission – it’s just not logistically possible to ask everyone for permission.


There are some taboos about photographing people, especially women,I mean the above ladies .



It’s just not logistically possible to ask everyone for permission to photograph....but just don't hide when photographing people.

Getting ‘permission’ can mean different things in different situations – often it’s simply a matter of holding up your camera and smiling with a raised eyebrow. Other times you might actually ask but gesturing will usually be sufficient enough to get a nod or a shake of the head. I find that it’s quite rare to get knocked back from a friendly approach.

All the above photograph are taken in 3rd floor of a Bolivard  shopping mall Kuching,Sarawak.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Revisited Serikin.

I have been to Serikin a couple of time but never bother to buy things.This time I went with purpose to take pictures .


I also want to see for myself about the gossip I heard from mouth to mouth about preserved seafood such as dried shrimps,dried squids and dried salted fish is believed that this product were preserved using EMBALMING chemical to keep it long lasting.My curiosity about this gossip so I stood in front of the stall selling this product for about half half an hour.To my astonishment not a single fly or insect did infest these sea foods.


There are also merchandise for sale in Serikin that many young girls love to buy such as the item in the above photo.


The cinnamon stick and other spices & herbs that we can buy at a very low price in Serikin .

All the above picture was edited with LR3  presets that I download for free from the web.Credit to the author or creator ,Thanks.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Hari Raya Bazaar.


Songkok..being display on the motor cycle seat.


I see only small crowd gathering here.




Very few selection of goods to shop here...this year 2010 & this the place they normally set up the temporary makeshift market.

What is the 'Hari Raya Bazaar'
The Hari Raya Bazaar is a temporary makeshift market filled with stalls that has a variety of goods that ranges from the Malay traditional clothing's.carpets,cakes ,songkok ,cakes and goodies etc and are enjoyed by the local community especially from the kampung.Every year they setup the bazaar at Indain Street Mall in old part of Kuching ,India Street.
I was suprise that no Hari Raya Bazaar set up this year and very few people to shop for coming Hari Raya which is fall maybe on this 10th of September or
maybe I should come back here again to see what happen by end of this month when most people get their paycheck .

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Street Vendors -T Shirt.


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There is another thing which is popular in Malaysia - bargaining. When going to street market, prices are usually not displayed. Let's take for example T-shirt. It costs 5 to 20 ringgit in super market, but seeing foreign tourist vendor might ask 2-3 times higher price. Now when vendor announces price, tourist wants to bargain. Let's say price asked was 45 ringgit, but tourist bargains down to 40 ringgit. Still its rather expensive, but tourist person might feel happy about being able to strike a bargain. Other side - seller is also happy because still he managed to sell that thing for 3 times higher price. In my situation I was looking for places with prices already displayed or what price locals are paying.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Trip to Batu Ferringhi...

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My last trip to Batu Ferringhi  was in 1992 ..10 years ago.My second was few weeks ago..Wow !!!! it's change a lot ,I like it.I would say Batu Ferringhi,where some of the most breathtaking beaches in Penang lay.Its balmy and scenic surrounding provided the perfect climate for blissful vacation.For these reasons the tourist foreign and local  flock here,and for that matter,it is also haven for a string of world-class resorts including rows of specialty restaurants and shops.Business is often brisk here especially during Pubic Holiday & weeks end.



This prime of stretch of beach is always a hive of activity .Their facilities include water sport  and windsurfing .


The Batu Ferringhi  sidewalk bazaar,night market start from 7pm-12pm  most nights,offering tourist a verity of cheap merchandise.This business that's currently thriving and attracting the tourist is this night market.........

Friday, August 6, 2010

Jalan TAR & Jalan Masjid India-Kuala Lumpur.


If we talk about hunting for carpet,textile,fabrics and hijab(tundung in Malay),I always talk about this street of Jalan TAR(Tuanku Abdul Rahman).In fact ,Tuanku Abdul Rahman is the name of the first Yang di-Pertua Agong(His Highness or King) of Malaysia.However there is another area near little India(or Jalan Masjid India) that you can find many textile store and fabric outlets.

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Normally this place will be crowded when festive season are around "Hari Raya".We can see many new street vendors.For women Jalan TAR & Jalan Masjid India is a place to seek matching hijab(Tudung in Malay) and spending the whole day checking & hunting every store for the perfect colours.

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On saturday and as expected the crowd begin for a night market(Pasar Malam) hunting and bargaining for their goods from the street vendors.



Beside many textile,clothing,carpet and fabric store I also notice there are many budget hotel around Jalan TAR and Jalan Masjid India.Most budget hotel around this district offer very competitive discount & more discount if we book online.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Imitation ...


Now everyone can get what they one........

They are too many imitation goods sold in Malaysia market.From sport goods,ladies handbag,travel suitcase and now imitation crocs shoes is selling like hot cake.At a glance these shoes look like the original one.Price from Rm10-Rm15......

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

My World Tuesday-Hari Raya Preparation.


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The best time to visit Kuching is during the month of Ramadhan.Every year in the month of Ramadhan Muslim from within Kuching and outside Kuching will go to Gambier Street and India Street area to shop for cloth and food in preparation for their Hari Raya.

Hari Raya is very much commercialised in Malaysia.In the city like Kuching,shopping malls and commercial centres will hold big promotion and price discounts for festive shoppers as people purchase clothes and supplies.Decorations are hung in public areas and Hari Raya song will be played in shopping complexes.The media,such as TV will host various programs in conjunction with the celebrations and tourist are welcome to their open house.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

My World Tuesday-Christmas Spirit in Malaysia.

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In the shopping mall in Malaysia they've got a christmas tree.Christmas is celebrated in Malaysian cities as much as anywhere in the world.

Malaysia is about 60% Muslim and Islam is the official religion of Malaysia.

I'm a Muslim ,I don't celebrate Christmas in a traditional sense.But I do believe that all the festivals in Malaysia is celebrated together,with friends and Family.

Just to get everyone and nicer to each others.


The shoping mall .


The biggest Christmas Tree seen at the shopping mall in Kuching.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Chinese New Year @ Kuching

Auspicious oranges symbolize the sun.
Fruits of Longevity:The citrus fruits is a must in every Chinese household in ushering in the CNY.
Symbolic live plants and flowers represent new growth.
Shoppers looking for CNY goodies @ Padungan Bazaar.
The Shoppers are entertain by the beautiful Sarawak maiden.

Chinese New Year Bazaar @ Padugan the most popular spot for CNY festival .
Padungan Street @ Kuching.
Gearing up for the Chinese New Year.Those celebrating Chinese New Year are rushing about doing their shopping.Kuching is no different from other divisions,as shopping complexes get patronised by customer pushing their trolleys through supermarket alleys.Non celebrant also take advantage of the attractive discount and promotion offered by shops and hypermarket in the city.The CNY buying spree has finally began after a rather sluggish start to the usual shopping frenzy in the lead-up to the celeration.While retailers were looking for the bright starts to the lunar New Year,business picked up later than expected,with smaler crowds at shopping centres than previous years.
Dearer goods are a major damper in fact,commondity prics have started spiralling since early last year due to constant hikes in crude oil prices.Consumers are feeling the pinch and soaring food prices and stagnant wages are not helping things.
My Chinese friends tell me that CNY for them is an annual chore tha is both exhausting and stressful and something that they can gladly do without.