MIRI: The business bundle (used goods) sector is seen to be growing in popularity in the state.
Looking at the situation, Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan said this was due to the fact that the businesses had their own attractions and enthusiasts who were increasingly gaining attention especially for those with low incomes.
“Over the last few years, the existence of bundle businesses in the state is a new phenomenon for people regardless of race to buy high quality second-hand goods.
“There is no denying that the phenomenon of bundle attire is currently trending,” he said.
Awang Tengah, who is also the Industrial Development and Entrepreneurs Minister, said this when launching the Jalan-Jalan Korea (JJK) at Riam yesterday.
Also present were general manager of Yayasan Melayu Melayu Sarawak (AKYBMS) Datuk Dr Sanib Said and Miri JJK entrepreneur Adzlin Datu Ugis.
Awang Tengah, who is also the chairman of AKYBMS Board of Trustees, said that used clothing stores were increasingly popular with local communities; its existence was like a mushroom growing after the rain around the state.
“This situation is said to be closely related to the high cost of living, causing many buyers to see them as an alternative to saving fashionable, cheap but stylish clothing,” he said.
Obviously, some societies now make bundle items a must-buy item because they are cheap, fresh and well-suited.
“For that reason, this bundle item has its own value,” he said.
Awang Tengah said the bundle business was seen growing in tandem with the increasing use of today’s technology.
“Now there are mediums in social media such as Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp, along with websites and printed press, so we can know the latest types or developments of bundle items,” he said.
Awang Tengah also expressed strong support for the opening of the bundle store in Miri as it also benefits bundle fans to buy branded and high-quality items at a cheaper price.
Meanwhile, JJK Miri entrepreneur, Adzlin Datu Ugis, said he thanked Awang Tengah for taking the opportunity to officially open the JJK.
“I thank the Deputy Chief Minister for taking the opportunity to open the JJK and appreciate his support for the existence of the bundle world in the state.
“With his presence, I am inspired to continue exploring and developing the bundle phenomenon in the state,” he said.