Why do Malaysians call these stores ‘kedai berhantu’?

Malaysians are talented in making up trendy phrases and urban slang. Makcik bawang (literally means 'onion aunties') for instance, refers to women who like to gossip. Why the onions? The gossiping usually happens while they are in the kitchen chopping onions, hence the name ‘makcik bawang’. Another common lingo among Malaysian netizens

Top five shopping spots in Sydney this holiday season

Sydney is known for its food and coffee culture, but it is also a top shopping destination brimming with luxury international brands, local artisan finds, and standout Aussie fashion. If you are heading out early on Christmas shopping, here are top five shopping spots in Sydney, Australia: 1. Birkenhead Point This is Sydney’s

3 reasons why you should buy secondhand clothes

Not everyone is a fan of secondhand clothes. Here in Malaysia, there are plenty of bad impressions about them, even with the cuddly label of 'pre-loved'. “They are dead people's clothes.” “You will never find something fashionable.” "They are all outdated.” Secondhand clothes are usually called 'baju bundle’ or bundle clothes because they are

Where to buy your beading supplies in Kuching?

Searching for beading supplies in Kuching can be a headache especially when you do not know where to start. When it comes to beading, there are so many things that crafters need and it is not just beads alone. Even for its stringing, beaders need to decide to use beading thread, wire,

How to master secondhand shopping for your wardrobe

Secondhand shopping is a skill that needs to be learned. It requires practice and perseverance so that you won’t leave a thrift or vintage store with regrets. Furthermore, mastering secondhand shopping also allows you to grab that one perfect piece of clothing before everybody else. Here are Kajo-tested and approved techniques on

Style guide for women: 5 easy tips on how to dress better instantly

We've heard the phrases “dress for success” or “dress for the job that you want, not the job you have.” Dressing up will boost your self-confidence, promote self-respect and give a good impression. As Coco Chanel’s famous quote goes, “Dress shabbily and they remember the dress. Dress impeccably and they remember the

10 types of beauty masks you never thought you needed

At the mention of beauty masks, one immediately thinks of the facial mask. Not surprisingly though, the beauty industry has come up with so many innovations within this decade that you can find a mask for every inch of your body! Well... Not exactly every inch of your body, but gone are

Serikin: Sarawakians’ favourite border market

Located on the border between Indonesia and Malaysia, Serikin is famous among local Sarawakians for its affordable household items and batik-themed clothing. The reason why prices at the market here are so cheap is due to the fact that the sellers come from neighbouring country Indonesia. The market is located about 15km