Poh Guan Hong: The Legend of Sibu
Among all the Chinese Pharmacies in Sibu, Poh Guan Hong is in my opinion the more famous one. It was founded over 70 years ago by a Traditional Chinese Physician from China - Ting Ung Kee. He established Poh Guan Hong and started selling Chinese herbs and provide Chinese medicine consultation and treatment.
He also created one of the most talked about stomachache medicine in Sarawak - Ubat Sakit Perut Sing Kong Chui. The reason behind its creation is a noble one. In the 50s, Ting noticed that there were not many pharmacies or clinics around Sibu, and the transportation to Sibu was not very convenient as well. Many Sibu villagers did not have easy access to medicine when needed. So he created Sing Kong Chui to fight common sickness (stomachache, nausea, bloating etc) so that the villagers could easily self-treat when necessary.
Ask anyone in Sarawak and they can tell you the effectiveness of the medicine. Many Sarawakians bring boxes of the medicine to their oversea families too in cases of common sickness. So if you are feeling unwell while travelling in Sibu, Sing Kong Chui can also be found all over the Chinese Pharmacies in East Malaysia. If you are in the area then just visit Poh Guan Hong to buy the medicine.
Nowadays, his sons and grandsons are running the shop providing the same high quality service, selling high quality products. Poh Guan Hong has one of the most complete collection of Chinese herbs in Sibu, or even Sarawak. Have a visit to this historical shop and look at the art of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Sibu.
What to buy: Ubat Sakit Perut Sing Kong Chui, Chinese Herbs, Herbal Soup Mix, Birds Nest, Ginseng, Various medicinal products.
What to pay: Various
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go why town: shuz for u
the name of the shop while direct translate into mandarin means but actually describe the owner of the shop as a very naugthy and funky guy.the products in his shop is just like the owner,many branded and fancy fashionable shoes both for men and ladies,tattoo caps,canned t shirts,fashion accessories,watches,travelling canvas and leather bags,tattoo books,limited edition leather belts,when 1 enter the shop can enjoy the latest sound if metal,emo ,gothic,japanese,korean n chinese music.
the owner likes to share his knowlege of musics n songs,hairstyles,dressing up and he spend $$$to buy latest magazinesabout hairstyle,basketball shoes,fashion apparel,tattoo for his customers to read in his shop.always encourage his young customers and friends to have tattoo on the body and he always show off his nice tattoo by wearing a sleeveless t.the owner said after u have a tattoo done u will feel different and people around u will look at u as if u are xtra ordinary,thats it,the owner of this funky shoes shop always want to be xtra ordinay so that ,he said,he look and stay young with the fashion clothings he wear and the special hairstyle that he have.
this shoes shop is dealing with shoes since 1989.they have a special way to make a pair of shoes wider for more comfort and the other way round they can make a loose shoes tight in just a few minutes time.they even have their own way to clean up white leather or pvc shoes without washing it.
what touches customers heart most is, if you are buying for your elder who are disable or inconvenient to come to the shop,this shop allows a refund incase the shoes doesnt fit ,and this good service we can only find in this shoes shop out of the many many shoes shops in sibu town.
What to buy: basketball and running shoes,leather shoes,canvas shoes,pvc shoes for men and ladies,boys and girls.
What to pay: from RM 9.90 to RM 899.90
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Bargain to one's heart's content
You can find row and row of shophouses within walking distance. And each shophouses offers you a wide variety of things from tangible to untangible products. If you're a real bargain hunter, you should try your skill at one of these shophouses and you'll be happy and proud of yourself at the end of the day. ;-)
What to buy: Almost anything you want to buy.
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