This fine little boutique has a well-chosen selection of made-in-Sarawak fabrics and clothing in both traditional and modern Orang Ulu–inspired designs, including silk sarongs and men’s batik shirts.
Specialises in English-language books on Borneo, including the four-volume Encyclopaedia of Iban Studies. Also carries Sarawak maps and travel guides.
A capacious modern bookshop with a big selection of English titles, including works by local authors and travel guides.
A little long in the tooth, but home to a few useful shops.
A shiny place with stylish shops.
Run by a non-profit government agency, this shop has a pretty good selection of Malay, Bidayuh, Iban and Orang Ulu handicrafts – check out the cowboy hats made entirely of bark and the conical terendak (Melanau hats…
The row of old shophouses facing the Waterfront Promenade is chock-full of handicrafts shops, some outfitted like art galleries, others with more of a ‘garage sale’ appeal, and yet others (especially along the Main …
Has an excellent selection of Sarawakian specialities such as pepper (black and white), laksa paste, sambal, Bario rice and even tuak (rice wine).
Upstairs, artist Narong Daun patiently creates vibrant jungle-themed batik paintings on silk.
The group of women at Tanoti are the only people to practise a distinct Sarawakian form of songket weaving, a way of creating embroidered fabrics. Visitors are welcome to visit the workshop and see the weaving, but …