Saturday, June 12, 2021

Shopping & Fashion

From classic to classy — redefining traditional hand-woven bags

In the beginning, San Bong’s entrepreneurial plan was to help local weavers by marketing their overstocked hand-woven bags on the internet. However, along the way, San found her true calling in the business as she began to redefine traditional...

Timeless songkok that never goes out of style

KUCHING: The songkok (black cap worn by Muslim males) is often in high demand, not just during Aidilfitri but also special occasions such as weddings, legislative assemblies, coronations and prayers. India Street has long been recognised by Kuching residents as...

Sticking it out with handmade songkok

BY ZARINA ABDULLAH KUCHING: It is a tradition for many Malay boys and men to wear songkok (traditional headgear) as complementary accessories for the celebration of Hari Raya. Not many people know that songkok was once produced through traditional methods and...

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...

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From classic to classy — redefining traditional hand-woven bags

In the beginning, San Bong’s entrepreneurial plan was to help local weavers by marketing their overstocked hand-woven bags on...