17 December 2009

Buying Souvenirs in KK

As I was about to go back from Kota Kinabalu, I was thinking of what to buy for my friends and family in Sarawak. I remembered someone told me that the best souvenirs to bring home are the "Kuih cincin"(Ring crackers) "Kuih Lidah" (Tongue crackers) and fish ball crackers. Sorry eh...I really do not know the English names for those crackers I mentioned. Hehehe...

The best part about buying all these souvenirs is that, the market is just opposite our hotel. It is just 5 minutes walk. Of course, at that time, 5 minutes can be tiring since i have to carry my 14kg son on my arms. Hahaha...i sweat a lot at that time and it seemed ages to reach the market. My wife was really excited when she saw all the crackers sold in the market. They are not really expensive. We can even bargain the price when we bought a few packets of them.
The picture on the left is the souvenirs and gifts shops. There are too many of them. I got confused when I saw the items sold inside the building. Again, if you buy in bulk, they will give you up to 30 percent discounts. I brought back packets of beautiful sabah key chains from here. Mind you, the place is really crowded and narrow. If you are big in size like me, you will surely have a hard time to go through the walkway.




Outside the souvenir building, I saw a few people, mostly men, offering sewing service. Their business is simple. They sit in front of the building, together with their sewing machine, and if anybody need their service to sew their pants or shirts, they can do it on the spot.

I think this is a creative idea of making extra money.

19 Reptozian Messages:

ladyviral said...

We got share? ahahaha!

I have never been to KK before.. maybe I should make a trip there one day :).

C.Alv.B said...

Good for you!! yes that Filipino Market are always an eye catcher for tourist especially you can bargain there!! you can have an original pearl below RM30 too.. hehehe

Nikel Khor said...

my kk trip when to make it realise...haiz..

CT NORAMIZA said...

i've been both in kch & kk n i love both of them!!! :)

Ms Tikot said...

Pasar Ikan di KK. I've been there before.

Willie a.k.a Reptoz said...

LadyViral :You should.

CalvB :I didn't manage to get myself a pearl. Uwaaaa...

Nikel :Hehe...patient my bro.

CtNoramiza :I love both of them too.

MsTikot :Best kan?

Ai Shiang said...

Those look like malay gula-gula aren't they? I love them very much. We don't find many type here.

Daniel Chiam said...

Got milk? Haha, joking. The Filipino Market is huge! So many things there! Will want to visit there again :D

Diane AZ said...

The market looks fun to browse with all the colors, and the sewing service is interesting.

manglish said...

ohhhhhhh yeah i remember the kueh cincin....very nice i dont think we can find in semenanjung, can we?

lina said...

My friends went to KK, and they went on a seafood shopping spree.
I love the kuih cincin my Sis got for me. One day I should go there too. :)

wenn said...

i had just been to Kuching..might go to KK one day..

eynda said...

Wow best!

Mei Teng said...

I don't know what's kuih cincin and kuih lidah. Maybe I have seen them but didn't know the names. I didn't get any edible stuff from my last trip to KK.

sharon (^.^) said...

:) KK shd be very fun!

betchai said...

wow, i surely needs a lot of sewing, those are smart idea.

chubskulit said...

Just came to wish you a merry Christmas!

Ayie said...

that's my favorite part of out of town...the souvenir shopping =P

JuJue said...

fuhhhhh boleh kering poket!