Serian Market – daily from 6am-12 noon.
The town of Serian is located 65kms from Kuching and is about a 45min drive. It is a Bidayuh town that has long served as a community meeting point for the rural Bidayuh villagers to come to town to exchange their goods and catch up on the local news and affairs. The colourful, thriving farmers market is roofed and sells a variety of exotic jungle produce such as seasonal fruit (look out for the mata kuching – cat’s eye), edible ferns, sago worms, and bush honey just to name a few. In addition, many handicrafts are also for sale.
Serian is famous for its durian fruit, reputed to be the best in Sarawak. In the middle of the market there is a huge durian statue in honour of the “king of fruit”.
This tour includes a relaxing stop at the Ranchang Pool waterfall 5 kms from Serian.
Duration: 3.5 to 4 hours. Departure from your hotel at 8am. Return transportation is included.
Highly recommended: a tour guide can accompany you to this market for an extra cost and will be able to explain many of the unusual produce.