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    Kg Serikin, Bau, Sarawak.

    Salams,

    Quite recently me & my cute little family had a trip back to Kuching Sarawak.
    Although I did not managed to spend time documenting stuff I have planned, at least I had the opportunity to shoot an interesting place know by the locals nad tourists from Semenanjung - Kampung Serikin, located near to the Kalimantan border.


    ~ The signboard of a new bridge built for crossing the river to the area where traders from Kalimantan sold their products to the locals & tourists.

    I have heard of this place for so many years but only now I managed to set my foot there. It is an interesting place to visit indeed, especially if you have a fat wallet! :lol:

    Interestingly, my lovely wifey bought me something that I have always wanted...due to the scorching hot climate, each members of the clan (who coincidently did not bring along our one-too-many F1 team & drivers caps collection this time around!) were allowed a pice of head gear - courtesy of my lovely wifey....dari topi koboi sampai la ke topi kebun....

    So, I opted for the topi kebun sempoi, senang nak gi shooting lepas nih! :mrgreen:

    ~ topi kebun gue yg sempoi! nanti saya story lagi pasal topi2 ni...

    The hottest selling item under the hot climate is actually this....

    ~ a comfortable "mobile mattress"...so cheap you could not resist to buy one...or two..well maybe three....ok ok perhaps four since there's 4 bedrooms in the house...and while at it, ditch one more as a spare...just in case...
    Murah siot! Rm27 (if you can nego lah!) was the price for that day...there are times when the sellers will sell for Rm40 or Rm50...so I heard from the locals lah!

    ......tbc
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    Re: Kg Serikin, Bau, Sarawak.

    Continuing...


    ~ A seller in the process of negotiation with her potential buyer of "tikar Sarawak" - although it is made by Indonesian the design & concept is of native Sarawak, made from bamboo, rotan and selected "kulit kayu". The same item can be sold in Kuching (about 90 minutes drive) at twice the price it is being sold in Kg Serikin.

    It is our conscious decision not to use carpets in our small homeys (well, just a small intermediate terrace & a small condo) due to "complications it may bring to our kids. So, tikar Sarawak has always been there in our homeys....no carpets nor rugs! Best woo tidur atas tikar nih....


    ~ "Kayu manis" or better known as cinnamons (for the modern Malays lah!) neatly tied up and ready for sale at the infamous Kg Serikin, Sarawak.


    ~ "Tengkolok Jawa" - traditional Javanese headgear up for grabs at Kg Serikin, Sarawak. Since the place is nearer to Indonesia (Kalimantan), the influence of Indonesian culture is more observable than Malaysian culture on the items for sale.

    ...however, head gears of distant cultures also can be found here...tak caya, tgk ini topi Jerman (distant culture apaaa!)



    ....to be continued!
    A camera for a true photog, is like what a brush is to an artist, what matters most is the artist's creativity & skills, the brush is merely a tool...
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    Re: Kg Serikin, Bau, Sarawak.

    Continuing...

    Masih lagi cerita mengenai topi/ helmet/head gear!

    ~ Alisya Irdina Khairil & Naufal Irsyad Khairil admiring the many designs of tudungs (head gear for Muslim women) at one of the many traders lot in Kg Serikin, Bau, Sarawak.

    Memang murah topi, helmet (non SIRIM approved la semestinya!), tudung, telekung di sini. workmanship yg bertepatan dgn harga yg dibayar. Setengah telekung tu, kalau kat Semenanjung memang sebijon, harga Rm80...kat sini Rm30-40 boleh dapat, bergantung cara camana kita tawar-menawar. Yang pastinya, memang murah & sebab itu la saya minta gepren merangkap isteri terchenta saya belanjer saya satu topi kebun yg sempoi utk pakai gi shooting....weheheh..Rm5 jer...tunaiiii... :mrgreen: Ok laa tu katok wife beli barang rm5...bukan mintak body DSLR Rm5k!!!

    Abis bab head gear...saya nak share sesuatu yg amat nostalgik pada saya.


    ~ A fleet of small boats made of tin, capable of moving afloat utilizing the energy produced from cooking oil (the oil is not included in the deal!)

    Bila saya terpandang benda ni, saya tersenyum sendiri, lama saya berdiri tercegat sebelum saya mula fikir camana nak buat shot ni...sebab saya teringat semasa umur saya baru 7 atau 8 tahun, kali pertama saya menjejakkan kaki ke Kuala Lumpur, lepak rumah bujang sepupu saya, pergi pasar malam, Abah saya belikan saya tongkang kaler merah yg bergerak dgn tenaga haba minyak masak....hampir tergenang airmata sebab lama dah permainan ini saya tidak jumpai, tahu2 kat Serikin jumpa! Saya "story" kat Alisya (anak perumpuan saya - sulung) pasal bot kenit ni & dia agak kagum dengan kebolehan bot ini bergerak dalam besen tersebut....yg timbul heran pada Alisya - mana remote control dia!!

    Walau saya nak sangat beli sebijon, saya sengaja tidak beli...sebab saya berazam untuk ke sana lagi di masa hadapan (insyaAllah kalau panjang umur) dan beli satu sorang utk anak2 saya & buat 'race' plak kat Kuching nanti!

    ....kira dah abesshhh kut!
    A camera for a true photog, is like what a brush is to an artist, what matters most is the artist's creativity & skills, the brush is merely a tool...
    http://kampungpath.blogspot.com
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/torqxic
    http://torque.fotopages.com

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    Re: Kg Serikin, Bau, Sarawak.

    Fuh menarik..... tertarik pulak...
    Xkan berenti takat tu jer....
    Blasah jer...

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