Sunday, January 2, 2022

Nepalese / Tibetan travelling salesmen

 How time flies.

50 years ago seems a short while when I look at this picture taken at a five-foot way in Bintulu.
In the 70's along the five-foot ways of old Bintulu shophouses, there was a constant arrival of a breed of travelling Tibetan/ Nepalese salesmen who traded an assortment of tiny ornaments of antiquity, rings, bangles, amulets, tiny Buddha statues and lots more for the curious and ardent believers of these religio-spiritual items.
I don't seem to stumble upon them as we move into the second decade of the 21st century.
Where have they gone?

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