Some pictures taken last two weekends during our outings to Serian, Hot Spring and Serikin Market.
I have posted about Serikin Market several times here, here, here and here, about Hot Spring here and maybe several other posts but I don't think I have ever posted anything on Serian, a small town (population about 90k+), an hour drive from the city.
Serian is famous for its durians.
That is why you will be greeted by this Giant Durian as you enter the town.
As usual, our favorite place to visit is the market.
At the time of our arrival, late morning, the whole town was really busy.
Lots of people around especially at the market and shops around it.
It was a Sunday and most likely people were doing their early Christmas shopping.
Can't tell as I've only visited this town on a Sunday, so it may be the usual crowd on a weekend :)....
Here are the highlights of the trip, mostly taken at the market.
Fruits everywhere...rambutans (the hairy one, top left), mangostene, durians and guavas.
Bottom right are the many types of shrimp paste (belacan).
Looks a bit like jackfruit and buah cempedak, they should be cousins...hehehe....
I didn't know there are two types of buah tarap.
The hairy and non-hairy :)
Something new for me.
Which one do you prefer?
Colorful kuih-muih (pastries, cakes, cookies, biscuits, etc. etc.)
Used to be made from rattan and other natural resources but these are scarce and hard to find due to forest clearing. Sad! Sad!
Next we had our lunch at a nearby eatery (forgot the name...).
After lunch, off to the river. These are some of the pictures taken along the way.
Very common view along the roads in Sarawak.
Don't be surprise if the pepper you are having is from here. Sarawak pepper is world renowned :)
The kids having fun at the back of the pickup - just for a short distance.
Finally, the river.....nice clear water but its kind of neglected since our last visit.
We were at Pasar Serikin yesterday. Not much to say about Pasar Serikin (as I have posted about it several times). I think this are the more interesting parts of the trip.....
Henry loves it!
Next will be a fruit related ring post....