Picking up from the last time, we had a small tea party. We headed back to the mainland next, and they let us back to the hotel to take a breather.

We had dinner after that.

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Sorry no food pics again. Haha. I have respect for my food, I do not want to help them take their picture before they are being devoured.

The restaurants mostly have this plastic wrappers wreathed around the cutlery because their law states that there must be a high standard of cleanliness in what they consume, so all the washing part is done by another independent company, not done by the restaurant itself. fascinating…

We had all of our tummies stuffed to the brim with the 18-course dinner, and they wanted to bring us for supper again.

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The famous braised duck store. Too full to eat.
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An archaic store that lived for centuries
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The line of stores…
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Some blasts from the past.
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With Xiao Wei, the crazy rich asian, and food again.
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Hipster drink for XiaMen, the tea taste is on point.
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Something akin to satay in Malaysia, except it is non-halal, made of pork.

After that we were led to the city centre where the shopping centres are located, we sauntered and ate again.

We headed home after that, I was inquisitive about how China works, and I started asking Xiao Wei about details.

From my brief interview and my train of thoughts, the standard living of Malaysia and China is almost the same. There are a few differences:

  • the lowest pay rate in China is rm 1600, and in Malaysia is just a mere rm 1000.
  • the cars in China have no tax or tariffs, which is cheaper than Malaysia by a whooping 10 to 20 percent.
  • the land rate is quite similar, based on square areas.
  • the taxi rate in China is significantly lower than in Malaysia by a half.
  • the prices for most of the other things in China are quite synonymous to Malaysia, but China has fresher products.

Xiao Wei is a shareholder and a manager of an app similar to Amazon, but selling almost everything related to basic necessities that guarantees delivery in 24 hours, and Xiao Wei’s company made it happen. We laughed at him when he talked about 24-hour policy because online shopping in Malaysia is a bane of existence, at least a week for the thing to arrive and refunds are difficult to be executed in Malaysia.

End of Day 2. More to come.

Hold your horses, for the last point stay tuned for the next posts for answers.

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