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Thursday, November 16, 2006

when you are jobless...






When you are jobless pennyless here in East Malaysia, you can't even afford reading newspaper daily.



It costs a bloody RM 1.80 per copy here!

Now, let's do the Maths to see how much it costs for a month's subscription:
RM 1.80 x 30 = RM 54.00

Comparing to the RM 1.20 per copy, it costs 50% more to read the paper here in the East!

Can someone come out with a better solution to overcome this situation? Maybe we can have a printing plant here?



Generally, it costs more to read here. Books, magazines and novels cost more here. I believe it is due to the transportation involved. Sadly, we do not even have a decent bookstore established here in the East. We have no MPH and we have no Kinokuniya. We only have a small Times outlet, and two Popular bookstores. The rest of the bookstores in Kuching are half-filled with academic references for primary and secondary schools.

Someone, do something?

4 comments:

Frank said...

dun read The Star lor. get local newspaper would be cheap enough, RM1 per copy.

hopefully after completion of new megamalls in kuching, there will be a Kinokuniya...

allen said...

when you've spent so many years in the peninsula, it's hard to quit TheStar. I prefer the layout and the content there.

Local newspapers cover most of things happening locally only. Not quite reaching out that much towards to world out there.

Frank said...

i find the penisular newspaper more interesting n classy too=)

allen said...

hehe.. drawback for peninsula news paper is - they always neglect things from the East.

too much.