Saturday, April 10, 2021

Shopping & Fashion

A cobbler, just like his father

If you want to repair your shoes or handbag, where do you  go? In Kuching City, you can go to a cobbler on the five-foot way or a cobbler shop. Leo-cobbler Shoes and Handbags Repair Service, located at an old shophouse...

Red Bundle — family business with a humble beginning

KUCHING: With only RM240, a family-run bundle shop famously known as Red Bundle now has a sixth branch in Sarawak. Its new branch is located at the MetroCity Matang New Township and is said to be one of the largest...

Singapore swap shops offer alternative to fast fashion

SINGAPORE: Sue-Anne Chng, a Singaporean, used to wear a different outfit on all 15 days of the Lunar New Year, when it is customary to don new clothes to symbolise a fresh start.  But this year she will wear second-hand...

More than meets the eye

Modelling is no easy feat. Style Series model, Ashley Ting initially had a different perception of what modelling was. As she ventured into the world of fashion, she came to realise that nothing is perfect, and there are always...

Beads of hard work

Orang Ulu crafter Faridah Lit started working with beads when she was a teenager. The pastime quickly turned into a serious business, and has been going strong for the past four decades. Today, she supplies bead products to local...

Samantha Ting – Living the dream

Modelling opened her eyes to a different world. While everyone only sees the glitz and glamour, young Samantha Ting gets to experience the world behind-the-scene that not many knows about. Learning from experience samantha Ting had never thought that she would...

Bidayuh artists win global award

KUCHING: Two Bidayuh artists have made their community proud by winning the Excellent Craft Award from the World Crafts Council Asia Pacific during the recent 39th General Assembly hosted in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Datuk Abdul...

Weaving tradition into modernity

In the face of modernity, traditional handicraft such as handwoven mats and bags are still very much sought after and appreciated. As the skills were passed down to her, handweaver Rita Sering’s passion for weaving never falters as she...

Determination pays off for Dickson Lim

At 19, Dickson Lim is the youngest designer to debut in the prestigious Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week (KLFW) 2020. He is also the only Sarawakian designer to take part in this year’s edition. Dickson details how he fought to...

Treasuring clothing designs

There is nothing wrong with shopping for thrifty, cheap clothing. A regular buyer of the fashion, Maria Olga finds excitement in shopping amidst the bundle of thrift clothing. Maria’s love for thrifty clothes A story behind every piece of clothing —...

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GOF foils five human smuggling attempts over nine days

KUCHING: The General Operations Force (GOF) foiled five human smuggling attempts during operations conducted between Apr 1 and 9. GOF...