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Kuching Trip Day 2 Part 2

Plaza Merdeka Kuching, Sarawak

Plaza Merdeka Kuching Official Website
As soon as I stepped into the mall, H&M was just infront of my sight so I immediately ran into the store and did my shopping. The H&M store was double-story, where women apparel are located on the ground floor and men and kids apparel on the first floor.
Typical girls' (and boys') instinct, taking selcas in fitting rooms.
I tested out the long sleeves croc-patterned crop top and platform boots but neither did I buy them. The crop top seems over sized on me eventhough it is size S. Maybe thats how it is supposed to be but I prefer if it is fitted.The platform boots look nice though but someone thinks that the soles and heels look cheap, haha. So I bought different items instead, H&M ankle boots and cardigan. My brother luckily bought their last pair of Vans-like shoes. No image provided for our H&M items. After doing our shopping and walking around inside the mall, we went to their food court at the almost-top floor for lunch.


Ordered pizzas and cheesy wedges from a pizza corner. They have a Korean food corner too and ofcourse, Malay cuisines. I do not know the name though but it is located right infront of the escalator as soon as you reach the floor. Their cheesy wedges is far by the most delicious I have ever had!!!!! It tastes better than KFC's. Seriously guys you should try it out! Urgh I want it nowww.
I did not buy much while at Plaza Merdeka. Stores located in the mall are such as Cotton On (double story), Parkson, Mr. DIY (coming soon) and Dorothy Perkins too if I am not mistaken. Nothing caught my eye while looking inside Cotton On. After finishing with our business at the mall, and since the rain has stopped, we decided to walk to other places. While walking, we encountered Square Tower, the tower is not opened to public though, there was a barrier, probably because the tower was served as a prison, a mess and a dance hall in the very old days. Continuing our walk, we unexpectedly walked straight along the souvenir shops esplanade. The long line of street literally has souvenir shops and few cafes too. I believe that the place is called Main Bazaar Kuching. We went into a couple of shops and bought souvenirs for our friends etc.
Finally, after a long walk passing by souvenir shops, we met with the beautiful Kuching Waterfront.

I stood on top of a heightened area to take a panoramic view of the place. There were alot of tourists as you can see at the left side of the top picture. They were Chinese (confidently saying when they can be Taiwanese as well) and seemed to be students.

Sarawak River~

I thought to myself that I want to return to the place again someday. (Fate has it, we unexpectedly went to the waterfront again the next day) After chilling at the waterfront, we continued our walk and visited Riverside Mall (which was boring) and encountered The Hills Shopping Mall, which was boring too. The Hills barely has human being inside and it seems quiet. Though there are stores such as Mr. DIY, Mango, Adidas (and Puma too if I am not mistaken), Toys R Us, Heatwave, Old Town Restaurant etc. It felt like I rented the whole mall just for myself. I guessed that the place is not a popular shopping mall. I only bought a mini LED light keychain(bought it cause it is cute. Thought it would be useless but it is helpful for night walks) and makeup pouches from Mr. DIY. I did not know that the store sells items so cheaply but with quality!!!!! Mr.DIY sells household items such as bakery and piping equipment (water hoses, taps etc), electronics equipment (keyboard, earpiece etc), crafting, gardening tools too if I am not mistaken, pet accessories, stationary items and many more. Mr.DIY, what a surprising find!
The Hills Shopping Mall Kuching Official Website
After touring the mall, we went back to the hotel for a short rest and energizing ourselves with Nasi Katok from Old Town Restaurant. RM12 for a singular nasi katok but there was barely meat on the given chicken cuts lel won't buy nasi katok from them again.
In the night, me, my mom and my youngest brother continued shopping at the shopping malls nearby our hotel, which are Tun Jugah Mall and Sarawak Plaza. Tun Jugah has a Popular Bookstore at the top floor and I got myself a novel, The Rescue by my all time favorite book author, Nicholas Sparks. There were Avon sales at the ground floor, I ended up buying 2 perfumes and some beauty items. Lipstick swatches and review coming below~

Avon Purchases


Avon Simply Pretty Plug & Play Mascara. The design is different, unlike any other mascara packaging.

Big mascara brush for a small packaging, I did not expect that. The color is in PPM 01 Black and the product weighs 3.5g. I have not operate the mascara on my eyelashes yet.


Avon Simply Pretty ColorLast Lipstick in CL06 Lucky Orange

Continue below for a swatch

I bought two of the N05 color because its so pretty!
N05 - Cherry Berry
N08 - Romantic Peony
N13 - Pink Lily

Which one is your favorite?^^

N08 - bright pink color
N13 - light peachy color
N05 - deep cranberry red with a hint of hot fuschia? But when applied to the lips, it transits into a bit different color shade, appearing darker, sinister and gives the user a witchy/vampire vibe, seriously. My mom approved that I look like a witch.
CL06 - this is the orange lipstick as mentioned above. It glides beautifully on the skin but not on the lips. When I first tried it back at the hotel, the product makes my lips chapped. It is not moisturizing and it melts easily when applied, though I did not use a strong force and applied normally. Second time trying back in Brunei and it still makes my lips chapped eventhough I moisturize my lips before and after application. It appears ugly on the lips and smells like crayon, so I decided to throw the bad lipstick into the trash.

On a positive note, the other 3 lipsticks are doing good! They are pigmented even with a single glide, smells like sweet rose (yummy!), moisturizing, does not makes the lips dry and chapped and pretty. Though color easily transfers on skin, I think that it is long-lasting considering its pigment and I have to erase the lipstick entirely with a makeup remover/wet tissue. The lipstick can rock matte-finish too by just dabbing a tissue on fully applied lips. I think that it is better to apply the bright colored lipsticks using a lip brush as it is sooooo pigmented when applied directly from the tube.

N08 on my lips. Babe said this color looks good on me. Hehe.

N05 on my lips. The color gives me some kind of Lorde kind of feel in this photo. Haha. I can always tone down the lip color if I want to look less intimidating.


Haha, I am so obsessed with the lip color! I could not choose my favorite color among all three though, all are pretty gorgeous! As for N13, I have not use them on my lips.

So thats all for my second day adventure in Kuching! Third day/last day in Kuching story coming soon.
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Click the following links for more of my Kuching adventures!
Kuching Trip Day 1
Kuching Trip Day 2 Part 1
Kuching Trip Day 3
Kuching HAUL with reviews and swatches

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