Update: Just got the news that two rows of shops were gone. I forgot to mention that they are just opposite Esso and Shell. Imagine that, the fire was so big and if the petrol stations blew up… OMG!! Whole Serian town would be gone! The shops were built in 1924, the shops are the oldest shops in Serian town. The fire started at around 2am but fire engine only arrived at 3am+(unbelievable!). They could only be controlled by 4am, the whole fire fighting activities ended at noon today.
Just got a news that Serian town old shops were gone. The fire engulfed the old shops yesterday, or last night or dawn, not so sure yet. I heard that one row was gone. Luckily another row which is just seperated by a concrete footpath escaped from the tragedy. The businessmen are sure to be suffering very big loss and they’ve been doing business and staying there from generation to generation.
I should have taken some photos of them when I went to Serian’s last time. Now, a piece of history is gone forever.
Usually we would have our lunch at one of the coffeeshops there before going back down to my mom’s kampung. My dad like to buy their “chai kueh”. Now… They are gone…. Whole row gone…
The news should be out in the newspapers tomorrow or if you subscribe to evening newspapers, then you should already know the news by now.
If you re wondering where is Serian? It’s a district in Sarawak, Hmm… It’s around 64KM from Kuching.
Comments on “Serian Town Old Shops Gone…”
aiyoyo…. i always stop at serian for breakfast whenever i traveling long distance….
another history gone to dust…
y/day doing business… today have to start over again…
Very cham 🙁
Aiyoo so sad.
hello Che-Cheh, indeed sad.
….Witnesses however claimed they shook the closed gate of the fire station and blasted the vehicle’s horn to wake up the duty officer. Then, the duty officer, switched on the light, walked calmly towards them without any sense of urgency…..
how wonderful is our public service….
hmm.. so sad to hear bout this news 🙁
pretenders, it’s in the newspapers… Really sigh… Also got mention said that they thought it was prank call. What the heck with having the tower at the fire station? No one on duty at all.
ahlost, welcome 🙂 Yeap… feel so sad for those victim.
can sue them or not ah… sleeping on duty!!!!
Too many theories…