This is the older part of Kota Samarahan with just a few rows of ‘small’ shophouses serving the kampung (villages) embracing the area. Though Kota Samarahan has new shopshouses and beautiful houses nearer to the main road linking to UNIMAS and UiTM now, these shophouses are remnants of a past thriving kampung community – your friendly neighbourhood one-stop shopping cluster.

Shops here stock up everything imaginable from daily sundries, hardware to sewing paraphernalia.

And this is where I spent this recent weekend, bright and sunny, I was soaking in the heat, sights and sounds of folks going about their everyday business.

See how they manage their rubbish – ‘neatly’ pile up around the over-flowing bin on one side of the road 🙂