Kuching Shopping

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    Ting & Ting Supermarket: Sells western food

    by Willettsworld Written Aug 22, 2010

    Located just down from the Borneo Hotel, this is one of those small supermarkets that I like a lot. Not only does it have local food but also a large range of western food especially British food such as shortbread biscuits, tartar sauce etc which hark back to the time when Kuching was under British rule, so I guess certain things, like food, stick around. Great place just to wander around.

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    Main Bazaar, Kuching: Art and Culture in Sarawak

    by Daihappydai Updated May 21, 2011
    Interesting name for a shop, Kuching
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    There are a number of terrific shops in the Main Bazaar strip that sell art and culture artifacts from around Sarawak. These objects include traditional batik and ikat, paintings and huge bronze earrings. Prices are very reasonable. There are also several shops selling cheap souvenirs for tourists.
    You may also be amused by the names of some of the shops and the signage.

    What to buy: Ikat and earrings worn by Iban people

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    • Arts and Culture

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    Not Really Suited for Westerners.... yet

    by Jenni_s Updated Apr 29, 2006

    I found shopping for womens clothes for me near on impossible. I am tall (5ft 10) and slim but still couldnt find anything to fit me. Asians bodies are shorter than ours so clothes shopping was a no go for me.

    Also I found the kids clothes to be orientated towards the Asian children as they wear lots of frills and gymic type clothes... Not what my kids would wear.

    The usual tourist shops selling wood products, placemats, bags, and other items can be found along the road opposite the Waterfront.

    There is also a large fish market along the river that can be quite smelly come mid afternoon.

    What to buy: You have to some home with an orangutan souvenier of some kind or its not worth going!! Mine was a toy stuffed one for my daughter.

    What to pay: I didn't find it to be as cheap as Thailand or Bali.

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    Hot & Spicy Pepper

    by yipsufen Updated Oct 15, 2007
    Pepper produce

    Malaysia is a major world producer and exporter of pepper, producing around 25,000 tonnes anually, of which 98% is grown in Sarawak. High quality Sarawak pepper on various forms and packagings and a host of pepper-based products are widely available in Kuching.

    What to buy: Many of the shops in Main Bazaar offer various products made from Sarawak's two well-renowned produce, ie. pepper and sago extracted from the nipah palms grown wild in the lush swampy coastal areas.

    Some pepper-based products are biscuits, sweet, powder and in ground form.

    What to pay: Price depends on the grade and types of pepper. White pepper is more superior and expensive than black pepper. Pay about RM10 to RM12 for a pack of 5 small bottles of pepper of 40g each. Prices are quite standard. However, you can get a better deal if you buy more.

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    • Food and Dining
    • Women's Travel
    • Seniors

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    Beads Work

    by yipsufen Updated Oct 15, 2007
    Bright & colourful beads work

    What to buy: The Orang Ulu ladies are the artisans of this fine craft. In their possession are antique necklaces, headgear and baby carriers.

    The modern revivals are pen cover, key chain, necklace, bracelet, purse, sandals, etc. and they are inexpensive as souvenirs.

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    • Arts and Culture
    • Women's Travel
    • Budget Travel

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    Main Bazaar: Local produce

    by BorneoGrrl Updated Aug 17, 2007
    Dried seafood

    The Main Bazaar is a great place to walk & discover the flavors of Kuching. There are many shops where you can find ingredients for cooking

    What to buy: Dried fish is an ingredient in a lot of local dishes. I got a couple of dried shrimps & anchovies to bring home because they cost less than in a supermarket

    What to pay: Inexpensive, and they are priced by weight

    Related to:
    • Budget Travel
    • Women's Travel

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  • Main Bazaar

    by evertonrthebest Written Mar 3, 2006
    Kuching Main Bazaar

    The main bazzar of Kuching has numerous shops that sell handicrafts and souvenirs. Most are just cheap things, like keyrings and frideg magnets, but you can buy furniture and more expensive wooden things, like statues and ornaments.

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    Riverside Shopping Complex: Kuching's Premier!

    by Xinta Written Oct 19, 2002

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    Riverside Shopping Complex

    It is not just a shopping complex that joint to the Crowne Plaza Riverside Hotel, but it is also place to seek entertainment, leisure, food and many more.

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    Atelier Gallery: Art

    by rite_of_spring Written Jan 2, 2006

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    The design is unique and it has 2 exotic toilets :)

    What to buy: Furniture, Restored Antiques, Local & Foreign Arts.

    What to pay: From RM10 to more than RM1000.

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    India street

    by DanielF Written Sep 25, 2002

    Not oriented to the tourists, but to the locals, the India street and adjacents are full of small stores with very good prices for clothes and this kind of items.

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