Friday, February 1, 2008

Serian And Tan Sri Ting Pek Khiing

When we reached Serian, we decided to stop for a break at a kopitiam.

Serian, located about 65 km from Kuching, is a town in Samarahan Division.

The kopitiam that we patronised is unique in having its washroom located in the basement. On the food pricing aspect, Serian is ahead of Sibu. It looks like the standard is moving towards that of Kuching.

The moment we arrived at Serian town, one of the first features that caught our attention is the landmark left by Tan Sri Ting Pek Khiing.

About two years back, rows of wooden shophouses were gutted by fire. The furious outbreak of disaster landed the owners in a lamentable state of helplessness.

Last year, Tan Sri Ting stepped in and took it up to rebuild the burnt-down shophouses. Tan Sri once again lived up to his good name as a unfailing builder - he did it very much ahead of the schedule.

When we departed Serian for Kuching, I gave a big thumb up to Tan Sri Ting Pek Khiing.

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