Shopping in Sitiawan and Manjung
So, can you do some decent shopping in Sitiawan and Manjung because Pangkor does not have any shopping mall? I have had that question a few times. To be honest, would I live somewhere where I can not find what I want? Right!
Over the last few years Malaysia has been booming. The population has been exploding, many new housing areas being build and... shopping centers have risen.
Left: Giant Supermarket Sitiawan-Seri Manjung
Right: Yet nameless shopping mall in Sitiawan, Jalan Lumut
For your daily needs you can choose for The Store, Giant, Econsave (Sitiawan), Giant and Billion in Seri Manjung. The new Tesco and Jusco have more shopping possiblities including Starbucks, Secret Recipe and other fashionable eating out places.
E & E Optical shop
Already more then 10 years in Sitiawan and over 3 years in Seri Manjung, E & E optical shop is the place to be for all your optical problems.
The shop offers a wide variety of spectacles and contact lenses, soft- and hard lenses.
All spectacle brand names are available and the service is excellent. Mr. Roger Ling is in the optical business since the mid seventies. The shops are open from Monday to Saturday from 10.00 to 20.00 hrs. and on Sunday from 13.00 to 17.00 hrs.
You find E & E easily in Sitiawan. It's opposite of The Store (formerly Fajar) supermarket in the center of the town.
The location in Seri Manjung is also convenient. When you leave Sitiawan in the direction of Lumut, you pass the first traffic light junction (it's the junction to Ipoh and Taiping). Just after the junction is a filling station. Next to the filling station you'll find E & E.
Ming's Pusat Komputer Ming is the best computer shop in Sitiawan. Ming and his wife run a small but very good shop. Ming offers computer peripheral, customized software, networking, computer sales and service, printers and office consumables.
Ming has an excellent service. Bring your computer for service or repair and you know you get an excellent job done. It's not just him, his staff is very well educated. They know what they do as you would expect from a professional. I bought my desktop and laptop here and I am more then satisfied with the service myself.
You will find Ming at:
Tzien Fatt Mee Stall
If you have to visit Ming, you may want to eat something. I have some good news. Tzien Fatt is just opposite of Ming's shop. The shop is owned by Sunny and Doreen, a lovely older couple who run the shop with the help of children and some servants.
As the name of the shop tells, Tzien Fatt is a mee stall. Great choices here are their laksa, curry mee or mee rebus. I have tried them all. My absolute favorite here is what they call "3 in 1". "3 in 1" is a mix of 3 different mee soups.
It's very tasty but doesn't have the strong taste as laksa (shrimp paste) itself. Of all my Chinese breakfasts I have had in Malaysia, this is "3 in 1" is my favorite. The 3 in 1 is a noodle soup. It's a mix of curry noodles, laksa and prawn noodles. It's a bit sour and a little spicy but a real good meal.
The story of Tzien Fatt mee stall started years ago when the owners (Sunny and Doreen) served their dishes to school kids in the living room of their house. Very soon the word spread out. The rest is history. Nowadays the mee stall is a very well known restaurant in Sitiawan. Especially in the weekends it can be really crowded.
The shop is open from 6am until about 2 pm. So you can have your lunch here too. As I usually say, if a restaurant is filled with local people, the quality, quantity and price are good, otherwise the locals would go somewhere else. If there is only one place you have to eat in Sitiawan, Tzien Fatt is the place.
It's hard to keep flowers in Malaysia. The Indian population uses many flowers. Chinese and Malays use them occasionally for special reasons.
But keep flowers for a few days in good condition is difficult. Therefore it's also not easy to find good quality flowers.
Beautiful Home Life at Jalan Lumut in Sitiawan is a flower shop delivering excellent quality flowers.
They also offer service for weddings and parties. If you need good flowers, real or artificial, Beautiful Home Life is your best choice.
The flower shop Beautiful Home Life can be found on the main road at Jalan Lumut. If you come from Seri Manjung it's about 1 km away from the shopping center on your left.
Home Curry House
There's not better place in the whole area then the Home Curry House. I heard people even come form Pantai Remis to taste the food here.
The Home Curry House gets their chefs from Madras India. How much closer can you get the traditional Indian food?
Right. If you are in Sitiawan, don't forget to have a meal here. The Home Curry House opens in the early morning and closes around 9pm.
Coming from Lumut, pass the traffic lights at Uncle Zam. Pass the next traffic lights. On the left side you will pass a row of shops and then you'll see a Thai temporary market. Behind this market, at Taman Sejati 2, yes, I live very nearby, you will find the Home Curry House. It's my personal favorite Indian restaurant and once you're coming in you will understand why.
Wong's roasted chicken and duck
Shopping in the middle of Sitiawan and getting hungry. Lucky you! Just behind the Fajar supermarket is a little coffee shop where Wong does his roasted chicken and duck. It's a good deal for lunch.
Wong has no menu but he and his wife speak excellent English and you point what you want. It's all that simple and always tasty.
The shop opens in the early morning when you can get some excellent mee rebus (check my Malaysian food page). Wong usually opens at 12.45 and closes when he finishes the prepared food, around 2pm. Cheap and good. I eat there at least once a week.