August 26, 2016
Miri Tales : Selling by the Kong/Tin
The tamu or trading places for local people in Miri and else use some amazing measures.
The Glucose tin for example for dabai, the famous black fruit of Sarawak, measures exactly half kilogramme of the fruit.
so instead of having to use a scale (which some jungle produce vendors do not have), this tin is used and the fruit will be sold according to the seasonal price.
At the moment of writing, the dabai is 20 ringgit per glucose tin. This is the highest price I have come across in Miri.
Dabai is like gold or oil...the price keeps going up.