Thursday, June 24, 2021

family business

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...

From a land surveyor to a satay seller

KUCHING: Aman Haji Umar, 52, was a land surveyor seventeen years ago when he decided to follow his dreams of continuing the family business tradition with his wife Mayang Khan, 50. Starting his business at a bus stop under a...

Farmer’s daughter makes name for herself

BY ROBERT KENNETH First Dayak woman to obtain a licence to sell and export Sarawak pepper As a child, she and her siblings would toil under the hot sun tending their parents’ black pepper plants. Today, Awaeang Kwasin, 44, has made it...

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...

SPICES vs COVID – NO, TRADERS AIN’T QUITTING!!

He who controls the spice controls the universe, so wrote American author Frank Herbert in Dune, a novel series of soft science fiction. Spices have played a major role in the development and sustenance of civilisations. Those who had a...

Stall offers eight types of bubur

KOTA SAMARAHAN: A bubur (porridge) stall, located at Kota Samarahan Municipal Council (MPKS) hawker centre here, is hogging the public’s attention every evening. The stall is unlike any other stall because it sells eight types of bubur. The stall owner, Mohamad...

A century of spices

When it comes to making curry, one should not skimp the spices — in fact, the more the merrier. Carrying on the ‘spicy’ business started by his grandmother almost a century ago, curry paste seller Mahendrean Sockalingam have been...

Deaf farmer finds ways to overcome

Learning a new skill can get you far. Throughout his life, Lee Cho Seng acquired numerous agriculture skills and despite his disability, he worked hard and never depended on anyone. He believes that a positive attitude and the desire...

Big plans for family’s business

Have you ever heard that a person's career is not necessarily related to his or her Bachelor's degree? This is further supported by a study by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, which showed that only 27 percent...
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Do we need at RM600K ambulance?

KUCHING: Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba was urged to explain the need to procure 500 negative pressure...
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