Serikin Weekend Market which is located at Kampung Serikin Jagoi, Bau … opened on every weekend selling array of merchandise. It is a popular weekend destinations among locals and tourist alike … looking for bargain.
Serikin Weekend market which is located at Kampung Serikin Jagoi is
accessible via Bau-Serikin Road. The journey from Bau town is around 45
minutes and about an hour from Kuching City. There is no public bas to
Pekan Serikin … getting there is either using own transport or follow
tour group organised by tour operator from Kuching.
You can find private mini-van in Bau town…though their services are infrequent as they catered for local from nearby kampong. The hassle free option is to rent a car from Car Rental Company in Kuching or follow the tour group organised by the tour agents in Kuching.
Serikin Weekend Market which was started in 1992 has attracted steady
flow of customer…both locals and tourist alike… coming as far as West
Malaysia…Singapore and also Brunei.
The stalls at the market are mostly operated by Indonesian Trader who come every Friday evening to set up their for the following day. These stalls of makeshift structure offered variety of colourful fabric…ornamental wood carving..rattan handicrafts and many more.
It is best to come early on Saturday morning when the weather is still
cold and less crowds…providing you the luxury to browse through the
variety of merchandise on offered. You won’t be disappointed as there is
always something to your liking and the pockets also.
If you forget to bring along any something to protect you from the afternoon heat… there are variety shape and size of caps..hats and even traditional trendak on offered…make your pick
Looking for something for that empty space in your garden at home…there are numerous ornamental plants and garden furniture on sale…wild orchids of different species and other wild ornamental plants.
OR just move to a new house and would like something beautiful for the master bedroom window…just browse through the many stalls that offered ready-made curtains, surely you can find one that suit your liking. Only thing is.. don’t forget the measurement.
The ladies are sure not to be left out as there are many types and styles of ready-to-wear with Indonesian favoured design…colourful fabric for that stunning dress you’ve been thinking . There are also your favourite handbag brand at half the price.
Don’t forget to buy one or two souvenirs for someone special…friends or family or even for yourself as remembrance. Beside the colourful fabric and textiles…ornamental plants.. there are also houseware…jungle products..exotic wildlife and meats…fruit pickles and many more. In other you are overwhelmed with choice.
On the way back you can make a pitstop at Sungai Duyoh Tamu… there are variety of jungle produce…wild ornamental plants and also wild honey on sale at a reasonable price. These stalls are operated by the local Bidayuh Community.
Though most of the visitors coming to Serikin are in for the weekend market .. there are other nature attractions around the Kampung. There are number of waterfall within the vicinity of the Kampung Serikin Jagoi … Kangang Waterfall and Tuboh Waterfall. Check out with the local on the exact location if you want to hike to these places.
On the way back to Bau town … there are number of popular tourist site that you can visit … the Fairy Cave… Wind Cave and Blue Lake or locally known as Tasek Biru. There are others tourist attraction in Bau Disctict.
Serikin Weekend Market is synonymous for its cheap handicrafts and also colourful fabric. It is increasingly popular with both local and tourist alike. Every weekend carloads and busloads come to check out the variety of merchandise on offered. Don’t miss the chance to visit Pasar Serikin, if you happen to come to Bau.
With the completion of the tar sealed road, travelling to Serikin Market is a pleasant journey, passing by beautiful kampung scenery along the way.
Another equally popular and attractive weekend market is the Satok Sunday Market which is located at Kubah Ria in Kuching.
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