Well, last weekend we had two extra holidays, one on Friday(1st June) in celebration of Gawai and another one on Monday(4th June) to observe King’s Birthday.
So on the 1st June, I took the opportunity to visit a friend of mine in Serian which took about 2 hours drive from 7th Mile city area. This is my first time, so probably it took longer because we need to find the village where my friend lives.
Initially there is no one to follow me up to the village but last minute, three of my friends end up following. It is not the traditional longhouse like what we thought it would be, but a more modern kind of it with four ‘houses’ attached together to form a mini, concrete longhouse (that’s how I perceived it). I brought along the camera but aih..forgot to take picture with my pretty friend. 🙂 Oh ya, first time I drink tuak. Sweet. Hehe..
Anyway, on the way back to the city area, everyone was resting/sleeping while I am behind the wheel . Actually, I was sleepy too…but maybe I just feel blissful because I had company. Else I might just scrap the idea of going..or maybe not. (`. ‘)
On Sunday, I went up to Serikin (a place that sells mainly imitation of branded bags and perfumes such as Versace, Elizabeth Dior, etc) which is also about 2 hours ride from 7th Mile city area. But to go to Serikin, you have to use Bau road which is totally a different direction if you want to go to Serian.
Serikin is known to the local as a place that sells relatively cheap stuff because it’s also near the border of Kalimantan @ Indonesia border. After one round through Serikin market,I noticed that the bags sold there are pretty much standard on every stalls, selling at almost the same price. I overheard one customer bargaining the price of a bag she liked and the seller just told her off by saying that the bag has been discounted for and it couldn’t go any lower. Well, in my opinion, these bags are not within the range of my style as either the bags are too big or too small with bling bling. Too shiny and overly printed with branded names. Nothing simple that I could find there. Aside the bags, the stalls there mainly sell variety of fake perfumes, accessories and some clothings. Oh ya, there is one shop that sell mattresses which is selling like hot cakes. Also don’t understand why they crazy about it. Price really cheap I guess? On food section, beside the usual vegetables, they sell the local chips in almost every four stalls you come across.
All in all, it is an enjoyable trip to Serikin whereby I get to see real leeches sold there, which is said to be used as some kind of traditional medicine to give the ‘umph’ to the guys. Haha..if you get what I mean by that.
For a feel of how Serikin is like, do visit my photos at Flickr.com (the link is on the right side of this blog) 🙂
P/S: My car get “kissed” by a car painted green. Purely hit and run accident because I was not notified of it. Haha. Well, after walking back to my car from lunch, I discovered signs of scratches with a bit of dent on the butt of my car. 😦 Oh well….