My friend, when you scratch my back it feels like you're saying 'I hate you, I hate you, I hate you' over and over again.
On any Saturday and Sunday you'll see as if the whole of Kuching converge on the tiny town of Serikin, an hour drive from Kuching city centre .
Where you from Madam ? Sengkawang village in Pontianak & I'm selling 'Tikar Rottan'...I did not hear she mention about 'Tikar Sarawak'...Here local visitors and tourists from West Malaysia, Sabah and even Brunei flocked to shop for items that are produced from people across the Indonesian border. Serikin is a border town on Malaysian soil and is enjoying brisk business by allowing traders from the Indonesian border to sell their products and wares to Malaysian citizens and foreign visitors along its narrow and crowded singular street. I would estimate the total length of the street at 300 meters and on both sides are erected hundreds of makeshift stalls and tiny shops that sell anything from antiques, textiles, leather, glass wares, rattan mats, souvenirs from diverse range of materials like bamboo, rattan, wood, beads, silver etc.,
This rottan mat come from our neighbouring village across the border ..So how come you call this "Tikar Sarawak'.However the most popular item seemed to be the rattan mats that come in various sizes, colours and patterns. An average rattan mat size of say 6'x9' would fetch a prize of about RM 110- 150 depending on quality of workmanship and type of rattan used.
Do they have music school in small town Serikin ???most budget music lover come here to buy Guitar.It's cheap here I guess.....To be at Serikin is to experience a totally different kind of shopping. It's not the sleek and air-conditioned shopping malls that are prevalent in cities. Here people walk the street in hot weather and bargaining is a must. Well, it's never too late to try and polish your bargaining skills here.
Camera store in small town Serikin ?...The antique store selling this film camera to me at price of Rm500..Sorry friend,,not for me try look for someone else who really love vintage gadget and know the value...
Looking for fancy printed T-Shirt....