Fresh As Tesco

A 4 KG carton of honey mandarin oranges I bought from them are still juicy today, some 20 days later. In comparison, a box I received as a gift around the same time were already dried up and some oranges are rotting.

Amazing that the Tesco ones stayed so fresh, juicy and tasty so many days after purchase. It was labelled as Fujian Yongchun Honey Mandarin imported from China by Kaishen Trading. Was cheap too. Cant remember the price but hope co-shopper Johnny can remember.

Shopping for perishables is a hit and miss affair and it depends on luck, I know. I was twice lucky and was also happy with the CNY pineapple tarts bought from Tesco.

Panasonic Lumix GM-1, ISO 200, f4.5, 1/160 sec.

#tesco #mandarins #fruits #oranges #shopping #fruits #cny #tescomalaysia

IOI City Mall, Putrajaya – Part 18

A Japanese Kabuki theatre mask serves as window dressing or display in one of the shops in the mall. A big mall such as this means the competition resulted in many shops making extra effort to stand out. A bonus for those with a camera.

Panasonic GM-1, ISO 500, f3.5, 1/60 sec.

#documentaryphotography #ioicitymall #mall #shops #kabuki #masks #windowshopping

IOI City Mall, Putrajaya – Part 11

I clicked before the camera obtained proper focus.

Photography Tip: Many cameras have a fail safe mechanism to prevent shutter click before AF is locked. You may need to go into options > settings to bypass the release setting or switch to manual focus.

Panasonic Lumix GM-1, ISO 200, f5.6, 1/125 sec.

#ioicitymall #mall #shop #lights #focus #photographytip

IOI City Mall, Putrajaya – Part 3

Tesco installed a bank of self-checkout machines at their hypermarket to reduce queuing. Feeling like a ‘jakun’ (a politically insensitive term) seeing it for the first time. It is like a family attraction as many customers were also fascinated by the novelty. It is a pilot deployment and the first by a major retailer in Malaysia.

Where is IOI City Mall? See MyCen Maps http://www.mycen.my/ioi-city-mall/

Panasonic Lumix GM-1, ISO 200, f3.5, 1/60 sec.

#ioicitymall #mall #tesco #shopping #supermarket #selfcheckout #family

IOI City Mall, Putrajaya – Part 1

Was I wrong! I went in and it was bustling with visitors inside. It was not even a weekend or public holiday.

Many people complain that new malls are all identical. They have to be. The shops are all template designed and stocked.

I think IOI City Mall’s appeal is that they managed to attract many tenants in its early days. Almost every retailer and food outlet is represented here. Not only are they here, they are all opened.

Many new malls usually open with empty or shuttered lots. The only time I went to a new mall I liked was Setia City Mall. It opened with a full array of functioning shops and restaurants too. I had fun with a camera here at IOI City Mall and here’s a photo essay or sort of.

The ‘city’ moniker is derived from the developer’s own township named IOI City. It is on the edge of Putrajaya. It is the venue of the Putrajaya Marriot and the new mall has the Le Méridien Putrajaya attached.

Where is IOI City Mall? See MyCen Maps http://www.mycen.my/ioi-city-mall/

Panasonic Lumix GM-1, ISO 200, f5, 1/500 sec.

#ioicitymall #mall #hotel #shopping #putrajaya #lemeridien