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Chinese New Year Happenings 2007
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3rd Exchange @ 4th Mile Kuching

Here is a little write-up about the Happenings at 3rd Exchange or also known as The Banquet. Click on the link for more info about the event.

I read about the newspaper and it seems like a new happening place. Drove there and got stucked in a traffic jam along the way. Took 20 minutes there and 15 mins to find a parking lot.

Couldn't find a parking space on the 1st try and was force to drive through a big circle back to the starting point. This is the problem with the 4th mile area. The traffic flow and building location is unusualy odd.

Anyway, I managed park my car eventually. Went down. took some photos. and finished my exploration of the place within 10 minutes!

What you can expect there. Mostly chinese new year products. Finger foods.. furniture,.. decorative items. cars and few stalls selling foods. There are some 'kopi tiam' or open air restaurant too.

The roads inside the 3rd Exchange complex were block and the stalls extended their business along the road.

The place was very crowded. There will be some stage events going on starting on the 2nd February. I would expect the place to be more crowded then.

3rd Exchange seems like the Travillion idea and I think it may turn out to be like Travillion. A Failure.

Heh anyway, if u have nothing else better to do... go there and try the food and come back here to share you experience.

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Posted on: 2007/2/1 22:09

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..i think Travillion is not yet a failure.it just need the right creative organiser or management to put "magic" to that area.its a strategicaly located with plenty of nice carparks,open space and the overall surroundings can gives you a resemblance of some S'pore or you know...modern ambience of shopping are.when you talk about failure..ahaa,Centrepoint ...right at the heart of the golden triangle.its just a few steps to S'wak plaza but it flops.so need somebody with a magic wand to put some "magic" to the place otherwise its a waste.

Posted on: 2007/2/2 8:53
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heh Travillion is partially a failure at the moment for the concept they intended earlier. They wanted to make it the most happening spot in town. Now the place has lots of office space and lots of "canteen" during daytime.

Read the classified section in newspaper. "Cafe for sale @ Travillion". I duno which one was that.

Anyway back to topic. anyone went to 3rd exchange at 4 1/2 mile?

Posted on: 2007/2/2 9:03
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Re: Chinese New Year Happenings 2007 -688 - 4th mile
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After I went to the Third Exchange over at 4th 1/2 mile, I went straight to the 2nd most happening place there. - the "688 Hot Market"

The place certainly has more things to see compared to Third Exchange bazaar. Its more lively and reddish and full of Chinese New Year mood.

You basically can get everything you need to prepare for chinese new year. (except for clothes). Those decorative stuff.. foods and u can even get a "choy san" or God of Wealth to greet your visitors.

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Re: Chinese New Year Happenings 2007 -688 - 4th mile
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After I went to the Third Exchange over at 4th 1/2 mile, I went straight to the 2nd most happening place there. - the "688 Hot Market"

The place certainly has more things to see compared to Third Exchange bazaar. Its more lively and reddish and full of Chinese New Year mood.

You basically can get everything you need to prepare for chinese new year. (except for clothes). Those decorative stuff.. foods and u can even get a "choy san" or God of Wealth to greet your visitors.
..waaa.the "tee kuih" looks very dark brown due to the colouring or what anyway,there was a letter in one of our local paper voicing concern over the road-closer at Padungan for the CNY stalls becos it will creats traffic jam,etc etc - somehow its still on this year.ie wef 8th -16th.

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8th-16th Padungan road close har?
nvm la. chinese new year mar.

I still feel abit "moodless" for CNY. hopefully some events will boost up the mood a little.

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Maybe letting off fire crackers from now will help! Don't if that's still banned.

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Maybe letting off fire crackers from now will help! Don't if that's still banned.


there are already lots of ppl letting off those "chai leh". the one that explode with one very loud sound more like a bomb.

Its very very very very annoying when u're sleeping and working against time ! I was very frustrated with it recently.

Its still banned btw.

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Looks like M'sia is the only place where fire crackers are banned. When will the ban, if ever, be lifted? Afterall, communism has been buried the last 30 years at least. Even Chin Peng is a nice guy now! Crackers & CNY have always gone hand in hand. Maybe the people making this decision also can't stand the ruckus like webbie!

Crackers are meant to scare the devils away during CNY. The devils must be really grinning in M'sia!!

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reid wrote:
Maybe letting off fire crackers from now will help! Don't if that's still banned.


there are already lots of ppl letting off those "chai leh". the one that explode with one very loud sound more like a bomb.

Its very very very very annoying when u're sleeping and working against time ! I was very frustrated with it recently.

Its still banned btw.
...the "chai leh" or Big Bomb is very10 disturbing.for those with young babies,its a nightmare!.even "old" babes also jump up when this bomb is let off. no point scaring away the devils during this festive occasion only,they come back after CNY & creates havoc again- and most pple would go back to their "old selves" go and buy those bulbed tiny lanterns which let off a fire-cracker sound - almost like the real stuff-they are on sale now at most CNY's paraphenalia shopping spots.you jump up also but not that serious as the "chai leh"

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