Paid Table

Found this at my favorite white coffee outlet (IPK) on tables that are placed outside of its outlet. I never come across to this sort of label each time I dined at any kopitiam before. So far, I think IPK Miri may be the only outlet put up such labels (correct me if I’m wrong here).

If it’s a requirement by the city council then I wonder how many of kopitiam outlets in Miri does comply to it and how often does the enforcement has been carried out so far? I’ve seen many kopitiam even restaurants in Miri would placed tables and chairs outside of their premises.

How to ‘maju’ like that?

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  1. Uncle Lee

    1 February, 2011 at 1:29 am

    Hi Ladybird, so glad you dropped by as I have no link to you. So thrilled see you come by. And really appreciate your warm thoughts and kind greetings.
    My bahasa sebelum Merdeka, but let me scratch my head….does that mean we have to pay to sit at the table? Or ‘table tax’?

    I guess somebody at that office had bright ideas for nothing else better to do, ha ha.
    I have been away a long time, but out of curiosity, how much does a cup of coffee or iced coffee cost today?

    And ha ha, love that children’s nursery rhyme book…
    It would be very funny when have visitors and they asked where is your, ha ha ha.
    Or lady of the house says her ‘cat’ very naughty…..

    Have a pleasant week or holidays…..and stay beautiful, keep a song in your heart.
    Best regards, Lee.

    1. ladybirdmollyz

      1 February, 2011 at 12:30 pm

      i have no idea on the purpose of putting that label but im assuming the meaning of it is that for any placed table outside the premise, the owner is required to pay certain amount to the council.

      here in Miri, a cup of hot coffee would cost rm0.80 and some shop charged rm1. for iced coffee, the price is range between rm1.60-rm1.80. this is roasted local coffee.

      Gong Xi Fa Cai to you and family. 🙂

  2. Cyril Dason

    1 February, 2011 at 2:26 am

    Interesting… but weird lah if got the sign. Macam the table already booked pula.

    1. ladybirdmollyz

      1 February, 2011 at 12:33 pm

      i dont see it as booked though. i see it as to place additional tables outside your premise, you are required to pay certain amount of fee but how many premises out there really implement this?

  3. Pangeran Wiguan

    21 March, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    It have been long ago.

    From my aunt which have a kopitiam and place a table outside their outlet, they need to pay RM40 per month for 1 table if not mistaken. So no one can complaints it blocking the way or whatever.

    1. ladybirdmollyz

      22 March, 2011 at 6:04 am

      woww RM40/month/table-that’s alot income to the city council if they placed like 4-10 tables per shop. it seems that lack of enforcement execution here…shame on this people!

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