You need souvenirs when you’re on vacation right? No, not her, you can’t take her back. :p
I mean real souvenirs – and those souvenirs shouldn’t be your garden variety items which anyone can get so you’ll want to get something that reflects the culture of the place you’ve been too. Alam Sensasi has got it covered.
Masks to scare people with?
“I was here” t-shirts?
Got ya covered!
You can even choose:
Quite witty right? Right? Erm…can I at least get a sympathy smirk?
They haz it! Large or small whatever rocks your boat.
There’s even Gamat (sea cucumber) soap that claims to cure just about any dermatological condition…
…and other items like Sabah pearls. I was told these are pearls harvested from oysters from the seas around KK.
They even have more esoteric items like local gongs if you feel like lugging it back home with you.
That’s part of the local retail experience you get. Perfect for last minute souvenir hunting.
There is also the obligatory bookstore to save you from boredom during long haul flights (Kota Kinabalu International Airport flies to places like Korea and Taiwan, to name a few).
I love this local seafood store too. It’s called Dried, Frozen Seafood & Bird’s Nest Shop. Very straight to the point, they believe in pragmatic naming, none of that vague artsy fartsy creative stuff. ;)
It brings the fresh seafood of Sabah back from where you’re from. The best thing is that everything is flash frozen so you can bring it back!
Sabah is famous for its fresh and cheap seafood – they have abalone going for RM 50 in packs of 2-4 (depending on size). That is REALLY cheap and I wish I bought some but my freezer is a little full right about now.
There’s even large (HUGE actually) cuts of fish which you can bring back and claim you caught it while deep sea fishing in Kota Kinabalu if you’re so inclined.
This is the girl that was manning the Indulge & Win contest. She’s really friendly and helped me a lot in filling out the form.
I submitted my forms and now I hope I win. BTW, here’s a tip for you – the answer is 5 for the number of international airports MAHB handles. ;)
I’m with a cute chick.