I visited my friend in Sibu. In his sitting room, they still have this beautiful clock hanging there... 100% functional and it is some 50 years old! The only problem is that the golden horse has become a black horse!
This reminded me that we used to have such a clock also but the spring was broken many years ago. I have no idea where is the clock now. This type of clock used to be purchased for newly wed, ie, my friend's parents wedding gift!
Talking about latex pressing machines, I visited one of the scrape metal company in Sibu. I saw this array of latex pressing machines. They were made in Singapore and Sibu! Raw latex sheet was pressed by the 3rd machine (black ones) from the right with smooth drum. After it was pressed to a thin sheet, it was finally passed thru those with "flower" drum. By the way, the reason to press the latex into thin sheet was to get the water out. After that, the white rubber sheet was hang out for drying. Eventually they were smoked dry and the colour changed to light brown.
Remember I talked about the old fashion kitchen cooking stove in my previous blog? The huge wok was fired from below by firewood... and I remember that in the smothering burning charcoal, we used to bury sweet potatoes in the ashes with red hot charcoal above (see pic above). While dinner was done, the fragrant "roasted" sweet potatoes were also cook.
ok, the wok above is now used to cook food for domesticated animals, eg, pig. The yam leaves are a source of food for them.
See, firewood is being pushed in from below if a bigger fire is needed.
When I visited St. Anthony school in Sarikei, I saw this skeleton. On a closer look, I was convinced that this skeleton is as old as me and if I am not mistaken, it was the same skeleton used to teach biology to us!
p/s: The skeleton is still in reasonable condition. There are some loose "bones".