Amoy Street got its name from the European term for Xiamen port in Fujian, China. The street was an early Hokkien settlement that also had their temples and clan associations. During the colonial times, the street was also associated with opium smoking dens. The street goes about 500m and is lined with historical shophouses of architectural interest. They now function as business offices and eateries. Pictured here is the office of Cross Invest, an asset management firm. Inscribed on the left are Chinese words that mean Peace, and on the right Happiness.
While rest of the world has advanced techie POS (point of sale) systems, shops in Sibu still use these old-school pail pulley systems. Pull it down and place cash, release it and the pail bounces right up. So simple yet so ingenious. #sibutiful
Traditional barber salons in Sarawak, unlike the express salons of today.