Saturday, August 9, 2008

Wild Orchids and Rattan Handicrafts at Serikin

Yesterday (9 Aug) we took the road to Serikin, a border town some thirty minutes drive from Kuching City. This place is frequented by local tourists especially from West Malaysia who were seen keenly buying textiles, glass ware and rattan mats. There were also lots of wild jungle orchids and pitcher plants available for sale at very affordable prices. Below are snapshots of Serikin.

These rattan based handicrafts are made by the local Bidayuh community who are the main residents at Serikin.
Example of wild orchids on display. In the foreground is a flowering slipper orchid.

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