Saturday, June 28, 2008

婆羅洲文化節 borneo culturefest

在參與者大遊行和美麗奪目煙花襯托下,詩巫婆羅洲文化節終於熱鬧舉行.
borneo culturefest keep start with the procession parade of participation teams, and the beautiful fireworks.


Wednesday, June 25, 2008

畢達友族小孩 Bidayu kids

小孩的天真和可愛,永遠是攝影的最佳題材.看到孩童天真無邪的表情,讓你知道,人性還有一點希望.這些相片是在古晉,石隆門,心愛區的畢達友族甘榜慶祝達雅節活動上拍的. children are most photogenic and photographers love it. they put up sweet and genuine smiles, which gives hope to mankind. these photos are taken at Singai village of the Bidayu, Bau, Kuching. they were celebrating Gawai Dayak festival.


Tuesday, June 24, 2008

《上燕行》的故事=賣燕窩起家:黃金春要創造品牌 San Yan Han: the birds' nest specialist

對許多人來說,28歲出來創業,可能早了點.沒有資金,沒有經驗.
不過,他也不是早早就大展抱負,只是兼職做點小生意.
由于接觸的人多,讓他有機會認識做燕窩生意的人.通過參觀他們製作燕窩的過程,了解到這行業可以先簡單做起.
他先以一點小本錢,買了些許燕窩,再通過介紹給認識的顧客,賺點零用錢.
久而久之,嚐到小甜頭了,開始蠢蠢欲動,計劃開間省錢、租金又便宜的小店做做看.
誰知道,這一試,讓他應付不來,再也不能兼職了,需要全幅身心投入.他毅然辭去了原有的那種吃不飽,餓不死的打工一族生涯,做起自己的老板來.
那是1996年的事了.
起初,他租借詩巫市中心,一個不起眼的商廈小單位.萬事起頭難的道理他懂,所以,不敢亂亂來.穩紮穩打,希望順順利利,很快能夠賺到第一桶金.
靠著不懈的努力和衝勁,而且燕窩又是華人公認的滋補良藥,顧客不怕沒有,只怕做不到生意.
靠著推銷方式,他日漸打出名堂來.一些老顧客都會不時光顧,讓他得以扎穩腳步,開始推展業務.
目前,他已在詩巫先後設立了3間分店.
今日年輕人的智慧,在他身上得以拓展.他明白品牌的重要性,也知道「僅此一家」的價值.
因此,專賣店成了他創業的主要考量.
他的產品不分銷,只在本身分店銷售.「上燕行」便是他致力於推動的品牌.
除了燕窩是最主要銷售品外,他的品牌店也開始兼賣粒狀黑白胡椒,紅酒,龜苓膏,冰糖蘆薈,龍眼蘆薈,以及冰糖燕窩,燕窩糖和燕窩禮籃等...

擁有「心燕」專利
可能誰也不曾想到,他還別出心裁的,設計了「心型」燕窩.
可別看不起這個「心燕」哦!
因為,它是註冊有專利的商品.意思是說,在他於2006年註冊專利開始,凡是心型燕窩的設計,都是屬於他的專利,任何燕窩商品都不可以模仿製作,否則便是抵觸了他的專利.
燕窩不是專利,心型燕窩可是專利哦.
當黃金春展示他的專利註冊證書時,你不由得不承認,成功----絕不是偶然的.心在那里,成功也將跟著來.
他從來沒有自滿,擺在眼前的,是另一個需要突破的目標---如何將他的品牌店發揚光大.如何讓更多的《上燕行》在詩巫,甚至整個
砂拉越,東馬冒現.
這是他下一個掙扎的推動力.....
上燕行座落在詩巫甘榜艾埔路,No.179, Jalan Kampong Nyabor, 96000 Sibu, Sarawak. 電話:084-331128.
Simon Wee is a journalist turned entrepreneur. he started his business in small scale and around doing the direct sale style. gradually, after gaining his foothold, he opened a shop in town. eventually, the business gets growing, due to the power of birds' nest. now, he has three outlets, and starts selling brand name products.
Simon can be contacted at No.179, Jalan Kampong Nyabor, 96000 Sibu, Sarawak. telephone:084-331128.
上燕行標誌. the logo
黃金春展示他的「心燕」產品和專利註冊證書. Simon Wee and his copyrighted heart shaped birds' nest.
上燕行中擺賣的各種燕窩.前面為獲得專利的心型燕窩「心燕」. the nest products.
心型燕窩「心燕」. heart shaped birds' nest.
燕窩糖,不同的味道. these are sweets made of birds' nest.

《大姆指》小故事=鄰家女孩:小生意搞大了 a success story of a bakery shop: the Big Thumb

拎著一小包東西徒步回家,遇到認識的鄉厘、朋友,或左鄰右舍的,都會遞過物品,叫大家嚐嚐.
拿到手中,才知道,原來是幾塊蛋糕!!
小市鎮的生活里,都是充滿這類的友善動作.也是經常讓人回味的許多許多"小故事".
當年,她就是這樣開始了小本生意---製作蛋糕,讓大家品嚐,也獲得一點支持.
起初,她租借了一個住宅區內的商廈底樓,掛著招牌,也學人做起生意來.
這個地點雖然是住宅區,不過,人來人往的,沒有幾個人會特意停下來,光顧一下她的店,或買幾個麵包.
因此,沒過幾個月,想想,與其長此下去,可能面對更大的虧損,或甚至搞不下去,不如換個地點試試.
這個決定最終證明是正確的,也讓她的這門小生意,得以「搞大了」.
這就是《大姆指》蛋糕屋的小故事.
蔡惠文說:23歲那年,她才開始學作蛋糕.
如果這是無心插柳,就是一項很真實的"柳成蔭"了.
原本,妺妹在一間餐廳點心部服務,不用說,經常帶了可口的點心回家讓大家也享受到一點好處.
久而久之,妺妹居然購置了一部器材,放在家里,也準備要搞起自己的生意來.
但可惜「好景不常」.妹妹跟著人家跑---出嫁了!!
那怎辦,購置的器材,不成也跟著她陪嫁?
天天看著這個器皿,惠文想想,不用可惜.要用?功夫又不行.那怎辦?
好啦,本來在家中協助父母打理小商店,現在,唯有獨個兒出外拋頭露面,闖天下去....
由詩巫的家鄉,老遠跑到大城市吉隆坡學了一年的糕點製作.又拖拖然的回家,傻傻的做起蛋糕店的生意來了.
1993年8月起,在詩巫中華路口開了店.做不到兩三個月,地點不理想,改換地方.第二年,便在目前的地址,端姑奧斯曼路開業至今.並由原來的一間店面,擴展到兩個店位.
問她有遇到怎樣的困境嗎?她想不出,可能已漸入順境了,過去的酸甜苦辣,早已拋在腦後了.
不過,她指出,雖然在這過程中曾見到我國的經濟衰退期.然而,在背後大老板---父母的堅持下,她們的產品至今堅持一個信念---不妥協的品質,較高檔的麵包和糕點.
價錢雖然貴了點,就是擋不了前來光顧的客人.顯然是物有所值,人們都不能捨棄她的麵包.
通貨膨脹,物價高漲,肚子不能不顧.
惠文說,近期麵粉,牛油,牛奶等製作蛋糕的主要材料價錢都在高漲,她們為了生意,堅持品質,保持低水平的調整零售價.她也不希望加重消費人的負擔,以薄利多銷為考量.
不要看她小小的店面,工人、學徒倒也不少.
品牌呢?
有....那只大姆指就告訴了你,這個好....
大姆指蛋糕屋目前名聲較響亮的,就是“麻芝(米旁)糕mochi,4種口味.
味道美,口感佳,包裝美觀----這是給這個糕點的評語.
要吃?僅此一家噢.
mochi糕在古晉和美里也有分銷,不過,非常有限.
鄰家女孩志氣大哦,要自創品牌,打響知名度,朝著特許專營店目標前進.
因此,大姆指麵包並不在其它商場銷售.將來,只會在分銷店出售.這是她的經營大計.
這里悄悄告訴了你,不可給人知道噢....
到詩巫時,不妨到端姑奧斯曼路的大姆指參觀,地址是No.71-73, Jalan Tuanku Osman, P.O.box 747, 96007 Sibu, Sarawak. 電話:084-339829.
the Big Thumb bakery is in Sibu, started by Miss Chua, in 1993. she managed to move through the turbulence in market, and strife for quality and service, which earn her the reputation and is a brand name in Sibu bakery arena. she is on the move, gearing toward brand name outlets, not only in Sibu, but Kuching, Miri, Bintulu in the near future. she is enthusiastic and confident, her most famous products other than cakes and breads, is "Mochi", a soft skin cake, in four different ingredients. even consumers in Kuching can get it at shopping centre of Tabuan Height, Jalan Song.
likes to contact her? no problem, she is at No.71-73, Jalan Tuanku Osman, P.O.box 747, 96007 Sibu, Sarawak. telephone:084-339829.
大姆指的標誌. logo of the Big Thumb.
「鄰家女孩」蔡惠文在她創辦的大姆指蛋糕屋前. Miss Chua in front of her bakery shop.
講求品牌和品質,是大姆指最大的特點.4種不同口味的麻芝糕(米旁)mochi,味道好,包裝也很美觀. products quality is the emphasis of Big Thumb.
蔡惠文與父親,及得力助手妹妹照顧著店面,為顧客提供服務. Chua, her father and sister at the counter.
工作人員在勤快的幹活. assistants hard at work.

Monday, June 23, 2008

噴針手 the pipers

達雅族的傳統狩獵工具:噴筒.不要輕看它,現在的噴針不再是當年的銅針,完全是纖維製成.輕盈又耐用,而且可以射入堅硬的竹筒.今日,這種傳統手藝,已由過去的遊牧民族謀生方式,轉換為文化的一部份.達雅族仍然學習使用,而且噴筒也已不是過去般,前面綁著尖銳箭芧.雖然仍有這類較傳統的噴筒,一般上都是僅僅做為噴筒而已.
traditional Dayak blow pipe, has been transform into their cultural heritage, no more as hunting weapons, during their nomadic living. the blow pipe itself do not attach any spear anymore like before. rather, the pipes and darts are all commercially produced for keeping and decoration purposes. never-the-less, Dayaks do keep their blowing skill, and are very good at it. there is a Gawai celebration just near Kuching, at Singai kampung, Bau. the celebration started last Saturday, until this week end.
3名噴筒好手,各穿戴傳統頭飾和服裝參與噴針比賽.


面對目標,噴射.aiming at the targets.


查查看誰最有水準. checking the results.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

拉陽鹿場名勝 Rayan deer farm resort

拉陽鹿場名勝,粗俗的翻譯,實際上是一個以古晉石隆門為背景的鹿場兼農舍.
它養了80隻入口鹿,並提供3種投宿設備,冷氣舒適別墅洋房,山頂上的小木屋,或傳統畢達友族長屋或農場木屋.
這個鹿場就在古晉著名"心愛"山, 一座畢達友族天主教山.
拉陽鹿場名勝地址:Jalan Apar-Segong, off Jalan Batu Kawa/Bau, junction opposite Tondong Bazaar, Singai, Bau. 電話:082-765807. 電郵:rayandeerfarm@hotmail.com
Rayan Deer Farm Resort, nestled amidst a lush green setting on an undulating landscape against the backdrop of the fascination yet mystical Mount Singai.
so was said on the leaflet of this resort.
they offer the best Bidayuh home/farm stay experience, to give guests a lasting memory of life in a kampong home/farm environment.
accommodation at the farm range from the modern bungalow to the antique Singai Farm House, and rustic log cabin, or traditional Singai long house.
the farm rear 80 imported deers. visitors can feed them with corn.
Rayan Deer farm can be reached at Jalan Apar-Segong, off Jalan Batu Kawa/Bau, junction opposite Tondong Bazaar, Singai, Bau. telephone:082-765807. email:rayandeerfarm@hotmail.com
大大的招牌向你招手. you are most welcome to visit this place.
這座山頂的小木屋,有兩間客房,一間單人床,另一間雙人床.各可投宿4人.提供風扇,沖涼房,廚房設備,每間Rm70. this is the rustic log cabin, with 2 rooms, 1 double and the other single bed. with bathroom and kitchen facilities. each room fitted with ceiling fan, can accommodate 4 persons. Rm70 per room per night.
可愛的鹿兒在找吃. deers looking for food in the wood.
嘩,這間可是豪華別墅洋房哦.這個是客廳.洋房有3個冷氣房間,每間一晚收費Rm80.一個房間可容下6個人.另有冷氣會議廳,可提供30人,做為會議,硑討會場所.一天收費Rm150. so, this is the sitting room of fully air-conditioned 3-room bungalow with bath rooms attached, maximum 6 persons. each room Rm80 per night. a spacious air-conditioned hall, which can accommodate 30 persons for seminars, and other sessions. facilities include LCD projector, and tripod screen. this hall is Rm150 for a day.
傳統走廊通向農舍. veranda leading to Singai farm house lodging.
銅鑼掛在傳統農舍走廊前. gongs hanging from the ceiling of the farm house.
傳統長屋房間,有蚊帳,兩個床.每間收費Rm60.共有7個房間. 2 single beds in a traditional long house, with 7 rooms, each Rm60 per night.
農場宿舍在另一座山頂上.整間房可容納10個人,每晚收費Rm120. the farm house on top of the hill. can accommodate up to 10 persons, Rm120 per night.
訪客享受給鹿兒餵食. visitors enjoying deers feeding.
yea,這個食堂正合我意,還有啤酒喝. this canteen suit my need. you can bar-b-q outside.

良辰吉日 wedding bells ringing

古晉,華視數碼沖印,老招牌的婚禮,婚宴錄影,宴會拍照公司.提供與眾不同的結婚錄影服務.整個婚禮過程一手包,兼製影碟,還有版權的獨特錄影場景.可以說,創下了本地婚禮錄影服務的先河.不相信,大可聯絡華視,電話:082-335250. can you believe that, local bridal video recording also have copyright? this is very true, the dubbed video has copyright contents, which makes it more romantic and memorable. just unable to believe? never mind, just make a call to Hua Sze digital photo, telephone 082-335250.
這個獨特的卡通人像,大概沒見過吧.看清楚點,人物可能就是你呢. turning a wedding couples into cartoon characters, this is just what Hua Sze digital photo is doing.
古晉河濱酒店宴會廳,擺設婚宴的確夠堂皇. having a grand wedding party at Hotel Crowne Plaza, can means a lot to the newly wed. don't worry, just spend the money.

風鈴花 tree with red flowers

樹是綠葉變紅花,葉子跑哪兒去了.掉下來的,皆是紅花瓣.自然是很吸引路人,都大驚小怪的來看個究竟.當然包括拍照人. when green leaves turn to red flowers, what else on earth can you expect would not happen ? curiosity naturally arise, as many just stop to take pictures, including this photographer.

陪愛犬散步 walking with pets

很少看見這樣情況,今天傍晚,在古晉南市市政廳前的路上,看見一整群人,各自拖著愛犬,顯然是在那兒散步.是人與人類的最好朋友,一起散步.多特別的一個畫面.
human walking with their best friend, pet dogs, in front of the Kuching city south office. what a spectacular scene.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

史都東菜市場 Stutong community market

二樓的飲食攤,面積非常大和寬廣,理想的設計. very large food centre at the upper floor of the Stutong community market.
鮮魚和肉攤. wet market.
菜市外觀宏偉,一些設施需要全面提升,尤其是進出口和階梯,沒有水準. the market is gigantic, with only accessibility for the consumers need further improvement.
菜市場對面的商店和咖啡店,生意明顯大大提升. coffee shops opposite the market is having good business due to the large crowd coming in.
二樓攤販顯然尚待全面開業. hawkers stalls on the upper floor is yet to start their business.
菜販來了許多,仍有很多空間未填滿. vegetable stalls not fully utilised, with many stalls still empty.
頭半小時停車免費,過後的每半個小時,是兩毛,五毛,八毛.所以,買完菜,吃了麵,就快手快腳沖出去. first half hour parking is free, subsequent half hour is 20 cents, 50 cents, 80 cents, and so on. so, buy and eat and go, don't waste time.

甘密街后港小販 backlane hawkers of the Gambier street

這是面河,在甘密街原有小販中心后巷的小販.他們數目不少,也隨著大夥兒一同搬走了. these are hawkers at the backland of Gambier street hawkers' centre, facing the river. they moved together with others.


這是古晉甘蜜街 Kuching Gambier street

古晉甘蜜街,本來是砂拉越河畔主要小販營業區.
在這里,除了果、菜、魚販外,尚有小攤位賣點心食品,以及車菜販在路旁擺賣.
隨著搬遷,這種景觀已再不存在.
這些圖僅僅在上周,有關小販未搬遷前拍下的珍貴歷史照片.如今,這里已是面目全非了.
批發菜販都在商店前的五腳基賣菜.他們的作業是在深夜開始,直至晨早.除了批發,自己也兼賣菜.辛苦和勤勞無人知.
the Gambier street hawkers in Kuching has been moved. they are no more there, doing their daily business. it is the end of a era of the old Kuching market, especially by the bank of Sarawak river. these photos were taken just last week, before they move out. all these is now in the memorial lane of the Kuchingites.
the whole sale vegetables suppliers, other than supplying vegetables to hawkers, they sell off the remaining vegetables themselves by the road side and on the shopping verandahs. they work from midnight until morning. really tough work nobody really understand.