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Saturday 17 December 2022

Christmas Shopping (New Gear Day: DJI Action 3!)

Weekend before Christmas!

Focused on my day job for the past week or so I was immersed in the pursuit of several deadlines. With my deliverables out of the way we could focus on what was important: Christmas shopping!

We had been using the DJI Pocket 2 for more than a year now without complaint, until the monsoon season descended, that is. With it raining almost daily it was time we invested in a second small system which turned out to be its cousin, the DJI Action 3.

As with most camera stuff we buy there was almost always only one store in mind, Altech Camera. We hopped into a Grab car to Berjaya Times Square and took an elevator up to the sixth floor but alas Altech was not yet open.

I called CM (our usual go-to guy) and was told to come back a little later. We then went back down to the ground floor and spent some time shopping at LC Waikiki. We found matching Christmas T-shirts as well as several short pants for Cat.

We then headed back up to Altech and soon enough got our hands on a brand new DJI Action 3. We opted for the Adventure Combo that among other things came with:

  • 3 x DJI Extreme Battery for Osmo Action
  • DJI Multifunctional Battery Case for Osmo Action 3
  • 2 x DJI Lens Protective Cover for Osmo Action 3
  • 2 x DJI Adhesive Base Kit for Osmo Action 3
  • DJI Extension Rod Kit for Osmo Action, Action 2 & Action 3 (4.9')
  • Horizontal/Vertical Protective Frame
  • 2 x Locking Screw
  • USB Type-C PD Charging Cable

For RM2,199.00 (approximately USD/EUR500) we thought it was a bargain since the three batteries would come in handy on a long day of walkabouts. A couple of 128GB Sandisk Ultra Micro SD Memory Cards for RM150.00 each (approximately USD/EUR34) rounded up our shopping at Altech. 

We bade Eric and gang farewell before heading to the elevator where lo and behold we bumped into CM! We wished him a merry Christmas and made our way down to the Lower Ground Floor.

We planned to have lunch here at the food court (Taste of Asia) but could not find an empty table, so we exited Berjaya Times Square and headed to Sungei Wang Plaza. Here we walked up to the third floor and to Vinh City Vietnamese restaurant. We ordered the customary:

  • Beef Fried Rice
  • Beef Noodle Soup
  • Vietnamese Coffee
  • 2 servings of Green Tea

that came to RM43.61 (approximately USD/EUR10) which in our minds was not too back seeing as it was a novelty restaurant situated within a shopping mall. Lunch out of the way we walked across the third floor to get some provisions from Mr DIY.

We headed down to the ground floor where I found a pair of glasses I liked. We were asked to come back in an hour to pick up the glasses, so we walked to an ATM nearby to replenish our Federal Reserves since I had paid for the glasses in cash. We then walked into a pharmacy looking for hand sanitisers.

To while away the time we had drinks at Ah Cheng Laksa and as promised, my glasses were ready within the hour. We then walked into another pharmacy so that Cat could get a bottle of shower foam. We then hailed a Grab car and made our way home.

We will be spending the week of Christmas at our favourite island, the Pearl of the Orient, so please stay tuned!

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📍 Location:
Berjaya Times Square -
LC Waikiki -
Altech Camera -
Sungei Wang Plaza -
Vinh City Vietnamese Cuisine -
Eyes Vision Optical -
GUARDIAN Sungei Wang Plaza -
Ah Cheng Laksa (Sungei Wang Plaza) -
Watsons Sungei Wang Plaza 2 -

P/S: I downloaded the latest firmware (V01.02.1010) later that night, which among other things is purported to fix the DJI Action 3's infamous out-of-focus issue. We'll see how it goes when we take it out for a proper test in the weeks to come.

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