Sarikei/ 泗里街, my hometown.., also known as the town of swallows. I guess not many have heard or know about this small town, except that Sarikei is always being mentioned in the weather forecast.
Sarikei strikes my mind just now when I read about a post by Fredy with the title "U know u are Sarikeian when"
hahhaha... it really bring back old memories.... Reminiscing the old days..
I was brought up in Sarikei and have my primary education in SMB St Anne; & my secondary education in SMB St Anthony. I did my Form 6 in SMK Meradong since there's no Form 6 in Sarikei town at that time. I get all my reference books for my SPM & STPM from Anthonian bookstore .. The only bookshop available; Well, it's the sole supplier of textbooks & reference books at that time. Nothing much interesting in this small town where I grow up. One can see a huge pineapple near the Sarikei wharf.
Talking about Sarikei reminds me of few things...
Swallows.. in the late evening, folk in Sarikei town will see a huge bundle of swallows flying in the sky.. hence , that's how the name "town of Swallow" was derived...
Foochow... Most Chinese communities in Sarikei & Sibu are Foochows; well, I'm not Foochow, but I can speak Foochow...
Kam Puah Noodle 干盘面 .. One of the "delicacies" in Sarikei town.. Well, there's not much food selection over here.. Kam Puah Noodle is the well known noodle in Sarikei & Sibu town.. Everytime I go back home to Sarikei, I will eat kam puah noodle as well.. since this noodle is not available else where in West Malaysia.
Pineapple 凤梨.. Sarikei is well known for it's delicious, sweet & juicy pineapple... But mind u, these pineapples cannot be consumed in large quantities cos it can "cut" your tongue or the oral cavity mucous membrane..
I get to know CooknEngr too because of "Sarikei". He is also from Sarikei, but we never know each other previously.. I have a homepage previously and somehow he surfed & visited my homepage by searching the word "Sarikei" (I still remember that was way back in 1998..) and since then, we keep in touch with each other till now.. And I met him few times as well during his visits back home to Malaysia.. And I just get to know during CNY 2005 that my late dad & his late uncle were good friends as well (gather this information from his family photos). What a small world :)
p/s : I just noticed there's an orange hairy ape by the name "Sarikei" as well in Chester Zoo.