November 1, 2014

Recycling Newspapers, Sarawak Way.

In the 1960's my sisters and I made a lot of paper bags using brown paper or newspapers to earn extra pocket money. We sold our product to Chai Hong, the sundry shop at Kampong Nyabor Road, about 100 metres from our Brooke Drive home.

It was fun making those paper bags, with all the glue and the drying of the bags. We produced "quite a bit" and enjoyed making them.

Today newspapers are still being recycled in many different ways.

Nasi Lemak





Paper tubes for ducks




and paper to wrap our locally made soy bean curd...



Nostalgia....

10 comments:

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Anonymous said...

Not a joke. In poor families, old newspapers were used as toilet papers.

Anonymous said...

I use old newspaper to clean mirror and glass windows as well as cushion for things made of glass by wrapping the galss with old newspaper..

sintaicharles said...

Old newspapers are so useful.

Anonymous said...

recording of conversation during CNY in Skei in 1960s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rijJJI8xpI0

Ensurai said...

I know it as a fact....in the old days, schools provided newspapers for children to wipe ....

Ensurai said...

We still do. We did that in school and it was delightful to be able to recycle etc.

Ensurai said...

We can really find so many uses of old newspapers..Make good baskets too...

Ensurai said...

thanks...

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

for wrapping the rib marrow, koo qua, guava,

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