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Kuching business operation hours during MCO

This listing of Kuching business operation hours intends to help those in Kuching during the Movement Control Order (MCO) which was enforced from 18 March 2020.

On 10 April 2020, Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin announced the MCO would be extended to 28 April 2020.

He further announced another extension on 23 April 2020, hinting another extension is likely when the two weeks extension expires on 12 May 2020.

As many have known, businesses are allowed to open from 7AM – 7PM daily, but most businesses that are allowed to open have adjusted their operation time accordingly.

That said, here’s the operation time for businesses around Kuching which will be open during this MCO.

[Please note the Kuching business operation hours is subject to last minute changes by the respective business]. You can also email KuchingBorneo[at]cyrildason[dot]com to get your business listed.

BANKS

  • Alliance Bank : 9AM – 3PM
  • CIMB Bank : 9.30AM – 3PM
  • RHB Bank : 10AM – 3PM
  • AMBank : 10AM – 3PM
  • OCBC Bank : 10AM – 3PM
  • HSBC Bank : 9.30AM – 3PM
  • OUB Bank : 10AM – 3PM
  • Maybank : 9.30AM – 2PM
  • Hong Leong Bank : 9.30AM – 3PM
  • Public Bank : 9.30AM – 3PM
  • Kuwait Finance House : 9.30AM – 3PM
  • Bank Islam : 10AM – 2PM
  • Bank Rakyat : 9AM – 1PM
  • Bank Simpanan National (BSN) : 10AM – 3PM
  • Bank Muamalat : CLOSED

BAKERIES

  • Taka Cakehouse : 9AM – 6PM
  • Mita Cakehouse : 8AM – 6PM (General opening hours)
  • Mira Cake House : 8AM – 7PM

SUPERMARKETS

  • AEON Supermarket : 8AM – 7PM
  • Boulevard Hypermarket : 9AM – 6PM
  • Borneo Supermarket Kuching : 7.30AM – 7PM
  • Choice: 9.30AM – 7PM
  • CS Mini Mart : 7AM – 7PM
  • D’Valley : 8.45AM – 7PM
  • Econsave : 9AM – 7PM
  • E-mart : 9AM – 6PM
  • Everrise : 10AM – 7PM (General opening time)
  • Golden Gragon City: 9AM – 6PM
  • H&L : 10AM – 6PM (General opening hours)
  • Upwell : 7AM – 6PM
  • LePapa Market : 9:30AM – 7PM
  • Ta Kiong : 9AM – 6PM
  • Everwin Batu Kawah : 9AM – 6PM (General opening hours)
  • MYDIN : 8.30AM – 7PM
  • UNACO : 9AM – 7PM

Note: Most supermarkets will refuse customers from 5.30PM to allow them time to clean/pack up.

POSTAL SERVICES

  • Poslaju / Pos Malaysia : 8:30AM – 3PM (Weekdays)
  • GDex : 8.30AM – 4.30PM (Weekdays), 8.30AM – 12PM (Saturday)
  • J&T Express : 9AM – 6PM (Weekdays)

PHARMACIES

  • Shine Pharmacy : 9AM – 7PM
  • PMG Pharmacy : 8AM – 7PM
  • Matang Jaya Pharmacy : 8AM – 5PM (Mon – Sat), 9AM – 4PM (Sunday)
  • We Care Pharmacy (Kuching City Mall) : 9.30AM – 6PM, Closed on Sunday & Public Holidays
  • JOM Pharmacy : 10AM – 6PM (General opening hours)
  • Lynn’s Pharmacy: 9AM – 6PM

ONLINE SHOPPING SERVICES AVAILABLE IN KUCHING

Grocery delivery shopping and service is also available using Grab App and Food Panda.

WET MARKETS IN KUCHING

Most wet markets in Kuching open from 7AM to 7PM daily.

MECHANIC WORKSHOPS IN KUCHING

On April 5th, the Sarawak Government announced that non-essential services such as mechanic workshops and spare part shops (for agriculture machines) can operate in Kuching every Tuesday and Thursday, from 7AM to 7PM .

AGRICULTURE SHOPS IN KUCHING

On April 5th, the Sarawak Government announced that non-essential services such as agriculture related shops (shops selling fertilizer, poison and pets) can operate in Kuching every Tuesday and Thursday, from 7AM to 7PM .

MECHANIC WORKSHOPS IN KUCHING

On April 5th, the Sarawak Government announced that non-essential services such hardware shops can operate in Kuching open every Tuesday and Thursday, from 7AM to 7PM .

ELECTRONIC & COMPUTER SHOPS IN KUCHING

On April 5th, the Sarawak Government announced that non-essential services like Electronic and computer services can operate.  However, only dealers and shops dealing with services and repairs (no retail) are allowed to open on Wednesday and Friday from 7AM – 7PM.

SHOPS SELLING CAKE INGREDIENTS & CONTAINERS IN KUCHING

On April 21st, the Sarawak Government announced that non-essential shops selling cake ingredients and containers for cake making and production can open.  They are allowed to open on Wednesday and Friday from 7AM – 7PM.

SALE OF FOOD DURING RAMADAN

On April 22nd, the Sarawak Government allowed private food seller to sell their food from from 3PM – 10PM during the month of Ramadan.  On April 23rd, the government retracted their allowance up to 10PM, and restricted any of such food sales to 7PM.

NOTE:

Please note that the term ‘General Opening hours‘ means the business has numerous branches and apply different operation hours.  When this happens, I will use the time when all the outlets are operating as the general opening hours.

I will add in more business hours when I get the information.  If you want your business hours listed here, DM me on Facebook or email me so that I can add your listing for FREE. Thank you.

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