Saturday, February 26, 2022

Fly Saeta FS-03 Shuttlecock

Fly Saeta shuttlecock is a new brand of shuttlecock coming out of the market. It is manufactured by Zhejiang Jiangshan Duojiao Industrial Co. Ltd. I did do some testing on their shuttlecock and gave my feedbacks when they were in the development stage. I been told they had made some improvements since then.

The FS-03 is a duck feather shuttlecock and is currently priced at RM 60 per tube. It has a lower price entry as it is not using goose feather for this model.

The manufacturer claim the shuttlecocks they produce complied with the national standard for shuttlecocks, the GB/T 11881-2006.

As I am used to goose feather shuttlecock, it took some adjusting when playing with this shuttlecock. It went out of court easier compared to the goose feather shuttlecock. Its durability is inferior to the goose feather shuttlecock. In a normal play, it could probably last for a set before it starts to deteriorate.

Monday, February 14, 2022

The Hills Kuching

The Hills was originally a shopping mall. I remembered my last visit here more than a decade ago when it just opened. Even with its prime location in Kuching, it was unable to grow and sustain its competitiveness with other malls here.

Today, it has changed its concept totally and its ground floor space is mainly occupied by F & B outlets.

There is a Karaoke and Mr. DIY outlet on the first floor. The place has now shifted to co-working space concept.

It is kind of sad to see how the place has evolved since its inception. As Pullman Hotel is just adjacent to this place, there could still be a glimmer of hope for The Hills in the near future.

Friday, February 11, 2022

Meritin Hotel

Meritin Hotel is another interesting hotel among the many accommodations available along Pandungan Road in Kuching. The hotel is strategically located at the heart of the city. Dining places are readily abundant nearby and Everise supermarket is just right opposite the hotel.

Check in was seamless and the hotel has a refreshing lobby. The hotel has only have 1 small elevator and the wait can be quite long when there are many people using it at the same time.

Studio Queen Room (RM 158) is quite small but should be sufficient for 1 person. I am unable to connect my device with the hotel wifi and the nothing was broadcast on this hotel TV. Still the hotel is clean and comfortable.

My room was facing the Pandungan Road and there is a drinking place just right opposite it. The loud music from the opposite dining place can still be heard from the room.

Breakfast is complimentary and ready as early as 6.30am. Although it is a breakfast buffet, there isn't much choices on offer.

Positive feedbacks from previous customers can be found almost at every level of the hotel. This is still a decent hotel to stay although it has a few shortcomings.