Monday, April 20, 2015

Lingered on

It has been a while since we go out exploring and sight-seeing; spending our quality family time doing things together.

Last Saturday we went to a place that we did not go for few years. A drive to Kampung Serikin. A Bidayuh town in Kuching division which is popular with its weekend border market. The vendors are mostly Indonesians who drive over the border to sell their merchandise. 

The market has arrays of products ranging from curtains, beddings, costume jewelleries, toys, traditional medicine to clothings as well as food. You will not get bored walking around looking through one stall to another stall. However one must remember to bring umbrella or hat, or go in the morning to avoid the warm sun.



It was a Saturday afternoon so not many cars and crowds when we were there. Easily find a paid parking spot and we spent about 30 minutes there before Jay started to complain of heat. That boy! Never like the sun. 


We would love to walk further down the road but having children tagging along, we could not linger around. However, we got what we came for. One thing good here is you can bargain with the vendors. Most of them are very accommodating. 


While on our drive back, we stopped by this cave. Always wanted to stop by here in the past as we saw many cars stopping and wonder what is the attraction.  This cave is just on your left hand side when you turn from the Bau road to the junction leading to Kampung Serikin. You would not miss its eye-catching white stone wall of the limestone hill from the road.


Jan posed in front of a lotus pond. There is a Buddha statue on the pond. Then we knew it is a sanctuary for people to visit the cave and pay their respect. No entrance fee but donation is welcome.


The staircases to the inside of the cave. Luckily not so high so we did not have problem going up.


Before we went up, we had a short break as the kids wanted to eat ice cream. A great idea on a warm day. And while they satisfied their sweet tooth, I walked around and spotted this tap on one of the rocks. I were curious about this tap but after close survey, there is a pipe in the rock. So not the rock that can produce water!!


But we did spotted some water flowing down from the top...
 ....into this pond.

Okay, after the ice cream, we walked up the staircases and at the top, we saw this huge joss stick pot.

And the view inside the cave.

One word. Mesmerising.





We were hungry then so we drove all the way down to Kuching instead of going to Bau. Hubby decided to check out Siniawan, another happening town which is along the way. Unfortunately it is not so happening as it was too early for their Saturday night market. A totally deserted town when we reached there. No shops open so we hit back to Kuching for our late lunch.


Siniawan. We will come back another night.

Check out what we bought from Serikin.


Helmets for the boys and a new food cover.


Plus driving and all those walking, our adventure lasted 3 hours. By the time we had our showers, everyone hit the beds and were in dreamland without a second wasted. ^^


18 comments:

Linda said...

Dear Rose, this does indeed look mesmerizing!!! Thank you so much for sharing. :)

Hayley said...

Weather looks hot there! And the cave, we have a similar one nearby!

suituapui said...

I've always wanted to go to Serikin but they keep telling me, nothing there unless I wan to buy textiles...and they say it is very very very hot. Hmmmm...I would still want to go - if only there is someone to take me. Hint! Hint! LOL!!! Have not been to Bau for years and years too.

Small Kucing said...

the caves looks like a good place o explore. Not sure about buying textiles there.

Azura Chan said...

You almost explored everything. I haven't got a chance to go inside the cave.

Nancy Chan said...

I wouldn't mind going to the market to look and see but must go earlier to avoid the hot sun. That is a very nice food cover.

Sharon D said...

Rose, I really love the food cover. If I were to visit Kuching, I will definitely get your input on the best places to shop for local stuff! ^.^

ChrisAu said...

How I wish I can go around jalan-jalan too during the weekend which I did it before the new JB weekend.
Seems like a fun trip!!

mun said...

Nice trip! Very interesting and educational for the children.

Huai Bin said...

Lovely post Rose! :)

It gives me such wonderful memories. I used to go for rural adventures almost every weekend I was working in Kuching too, and we went to Serikin pretty often. I remember last time BB guns used to be legal there too but nowadays I think it's hard to bring back dy.

Princess Ribbon said...

Wah, very nice sight-seeing, nice scenery.. Good.. Can explore and jalan-jalan.. How I wish I can go sight-seeing and relax too :)

Yee Ling said...

That's nice. I can see another beautiful part of Sarawak.

Somewhere in Singapore said...

I will loves this place...

trishie said...

What a fun day out, Rose. The cave looks amazing

Libby said...

I always love weekend market, can jalan jalan

Emily Tang said...

the short excursion looks fun
I wish to have such tribal market that selling souvenirs too in KL
but unluckily....all are sold by third party....4,5th party which is pretty much expensive after going through so many 'hands'
MY-Emily

Emily Tang said...

the short excursion looks fun
I wish to have such tribal market that selling souvenirs too in KL
but unluckily....all are sold by third party....4,5th party which is pretty much expensive after going through so many 'hands'
MY-Emily

Emily Tang said...

the short excursion looks fun
I wish to have such tribal market that selling souvenirs too in KL
but unluckily....all are sold by third party....4,5th party which is pretty much expensive after going through so many 'hands'
MY-Emily