December 7, 2010

The Key Man of Miri

I think many people would have experiences of getting themselves locked out or getting their lock systems at home jammed. And the person to fix it would be Mr. Chai. If you need a duplicate key...he is also the man.

His little and very intriguing shop "Nanyang" is located at Pelita in Miri. But actually his little service is called Fook Jook....

This huge key sign is his own design. "Key Service" is interesting by itself.


Another interesting design by him. That's a huge duplicate key.
Mr. Chai patiently "carving out" or "shaping" a new key.



This is the most expensive lock he sells. At about RM300 this is called the Two Key System...it is like a double signature checque. You need to persons with two different sets of keys to open the lock.



These are his traditional tools....He said he still has some others at home.



Mr. Chai is a very happy and patient man...


so if you need any "door" service...don't forget to call Mr. Chai. He is the least hurried man in Miri...and he can help you become less stressed.

10 comments:

Uncle Lee said...

Hi Sarawakania, Love his store and the gentleman. He sure looking very jovial.
I carry a spare car key in a separate purse.....as here if you get locked out of your car and its snowing, it is not funny, ha ha.
It snowed last night and today and temp a cool -7'c now.
A lot of people lock themselves out, very often with baby in the car too.

Always enjoy your postings as get to know the people, culture and businesses of where you are.
Have a nice day, Lee.

Ann said...

Is the the only locksmith in Miri? Does he only sell keys and locks?

Irene said...

Hi Sarawakania, you know what happened to Uncle Lee's blog? Nothing in there. Aiksss... He is here commenting on your post LOL.

In case Uncle Lee reads this: What happened to your blog?!?! You killed it?

Have a nice day :)

Ah Ngao said...

hi Sarawakiana,that RM300 lock still vulnerable to the big wire cutter.if they can come up with something which is uncuttable,then it's a good investment.

Sarawakiana@2 said...

Dear Uncle Lee
Thanks for the visit...by the way I know of kids being locked in cars on Summer days and they die...So pitiful. I am sure the mothers or fathers would be frantic on snow days if their kids get locked in in Canada!!

You keep warm and keep your keys well and safe....God bless.

Sarawakiana@2 said...

Ann
He is not the only locksmith in Miri. His wife sells other stuff behind his outlet. He is fairly busy as one of the best key man in Miri. Cheers.

Sarawakiana@2 said...

Ah Ngao
He claims that his locks are good. But I am sure there are robbers out there who might even want to rob Sing Sing or Dartmoor prisons!! These are people who might try anything!!

Sarawakiana@2 said...

Irene

Iam sure Uncle Lee will be writing a post soon....It is very cold there....May be he is warming his fingers and trying to whistle a good tune...Are you ok Uncle Lee?

Ted said...

It would be nice to have his phone number posted so people can contact him.I am sure his services are valuable.

Anonymous said...

without any contact number, its actually useless