Sunday, August 22, 2010

Dying trades...

I got a special assignment from Sibu today... to shoot Chinese traditional dying trades...
Perhaps he is the only one in town now who still cares to repair watches. He has 50 years of experiences! His shop is opposite the main central market in Miri
Traditional barbering ... only the olds are doing it using simple and non sophisticated equipment. Services include ear cleaning and some others which you will never find in modern hair saloon. His business is opposite the central market situated in one of the single storey shop lots. 
He has a frozen shoulder and had been to all over Bintulu. No matter what he did, he can't lift the hand 90 degree!
So, our friendly street (鐵打) is helping him. You have a solution to help this man? Do let me know! This business is just outside the barber above.
Traditional goldsmith using all the most traditional utensil and tools is perhaps very rare also!

I thanks all the above who had kindly allow me to snap pictures of their works!

3 comments:

suituapui said...

Interesting post. One Chinese sinseh - Chai something...may be able to help. My arm was stuck in a fixed position after two months in a plaster cast...and he was able to restore it - has been ok since. His place is along Brooke Drive (1st Floor) above Dr B. Kong's clinic, somewhere across the road from/opposite Orchid Hotel.

William said...

STP: Thanks. I will let him know.

Sarawakiana@2 said...

Hi William...nice pictures. I like the watches and clocks picture...Sure Sibu organisation happy with you....Cheers.