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Saturday 4 May 2024

SERIKIN Morning Market

Serikin Weekend Market!

We've read a lot about this border town and knew that we simply had to make a trip here. Having been around for almost 20 years, the Serikin town border market is truly one of Kuching’s local hidden gems. 

It is mainly operated by the locals of Kalimantan, from across the border and also the local Sarawakians. Items sold are mainly catered to the local Sarawakians and the occasional tourist from Peninsular Malaysia. There's a good combination of household items ranging from kitchen utensils, comforters, curtains and rattan furniture while apparels for kids, men and women are also in abundance.

With that in mind we woke up at half past six and left Adelyn's homestay half an hour later.

The drive to Serikin took almost an hour and a half, partly due to the fact that we enjoyed the immense greenery that engulfed us soon as we left the city limits of Kuching.

We hoped that the time lapse footage taken did justice to the awesome scenery, and vindicated our tendency to  drive slow and take in the sights.

We arrived at Serikin at twenty past eight, and after a quick potty break had drinks at an unnamed restaurant.

We then spent the next hour or so browsing the various stalls of souvenirs, clothes and other novelty trinkets.

In the end we got:

  • a couple of hats for RM50.00
  • 15 Kuih Penyaram for RM10.00
  • a set of blouse and pants for RM40.00
  • 2 sets of his and hers Batik shirt & blouse for RM200.00
  • a tribal necklace ornament for RM70.00

Our border town bounty came to handsome RM370.00 (approximately USD78/EUR73). We were especially chuffed with the his and hers Batik shirt and blouse combo which we will rock tomorrow on the flight back to Kuala Lumpur. We will expect some stares but we don't care, bring it on!

We left Serikin at 11:00am and made our way back, stopping by a Maybank at Kota Sentosa to replenish our Federal Reserves. We eventually got back to Adelyn's and at twenty past eleven to pick Brendan up for lunch.

Stay tuned for our next video where we have lunch and sample a modern take on Dayak cuisine!

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📍 Location:
The CountryMan, Terrace House -
Serikin Weekend Street Market -

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