07 December 2009

Going to Serikin


Among many people who live in Kuching, I am probably the last person on earth going to Serikin. People in Kuching have been talking about going to Serikin because it is a popular shopping centre made of Indonesians vendors (They come all the way from Indonesia to sell things here, in Kuching). In Serikin, we will only find Indonesian goods. When I ask some people who have been there, I received two different feedbacks.

1st : It is a good place for shopping because the items there are cheap.

2nd: It is not worth buying things there because they are charging things the same price as Malaysia products.

Whatever the feedback is, I think it is still worth going there, if it is not for shopping but for an eye opener. It is part of attractions in Kuching.

18 Reptozian Messages:

Rose Belle said...

Personally, I think it's always better to experience things for yourself because you will then own the experience. I like to buy things direct from the makers of products because one, it's cheaper since there is no middle man cost added onto the product and two, you really help support the ethnic people that actually make the stuff. Those mats in your picture are about $30-$50 USD.

CT NORAMIZA said...

waahhh sik sabar kamek nak ke serikin :) another 2 weeks huhuuuu

Merryn said...

shopping centre? open air? now dat
's something...

Emillia said...

I visited this place for the last time on 2007, and wish to go there again later...
it's true, the price is as same as what you will find in cities like kuching. But, you will find something you hardly find in cities when you come to serikin.

I just wish I could go there again later... =)

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ladyviral said...

Sightseeing would be worth the experience... but I believe both the opinions you got could be because of two different background people. Maybe to someone like me from KL, where everything is quite costly might find that the things are reasonable priced.

But for someone from Ipoh, or maybe Sibu might think "same price what.." hehee so it is best to go ourselves and see :).

Jay said...

dah lama sik pergi sia. Ini cerita lama, sidak penguatkuasa selalu tunggu di simpang.. pernah mek beli beras banyak (harga murah).. so kena soal siasat. kita beli dlm negara kita empun mun nak cukai kena sik cukai sida nok jual. Ginek tok mungkin sik ada gik gia.

Ms Tikot said...

Yah... Akhirnya, sampei juak u ke Serikin tek ;-)

casper said...

well willie i oso never been to serikin oso..malu jak mauk madah biak kuching..lol

rainfield61 said...

This is one part of your life journey, and you gain experience and wisdom.

Krisno said...

Nice shots and reflection..

My said...

Are those floor mats spread on the road? I'm sure there are plenty of batik's for sale in Serikin.

Yes, I agree with you. Don't mind the critics but the personal visit. Lovely pictures!

Judy Sheldon-Walker said...

It sounds interesting. I think I would want to see for myself.

Mei Teng said...

Still, it's nice to visit and check out what those vendors are selling even though M'sians have such products too.

LiFe Is BeAuTifUl LyRiC said...

shopping center..err..better call 'Pasar'.

I hv been there 4 yrs back..tht time the pasar was open daily not sure since when they only open on weekend only.

Its a long journey from Kuching to reach Serikin. But for me it worth.. I can still remember where my famiy member crazy buying the mats. They oso provide shipping service. Including tht, it still cheap.

foongpc said...

Oh I've never been there! Sounds interesting : )

Icy BC said...

It's still a nice experience to see, and explore..

Ayie said...

i like the first shot, artistic!

experiencing different things is good, I wouldn't mind joining thecrowd for some nice shoppin! hehehe

Big Momma said...

i like the first pic very much....