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.