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    Singapore Traditional Souvenirs Great As Souvenirs For Overseas Friends Tourists Deluxe see-Through Glass Box SET OF 20 Nyonya Peranakan Batik Five Stones Batu Seremban. Nostalgic and rustic , with a handmade

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    Singapore Traditional Souvenirs Great As Souvenirs For Overseas Friends Tourists Deluxe see-Through Glass Box SET OF 20 Nyonya Peranakan Batik Five Stones Batu Seremban. Nostalgic and rustic , with a handmade look and feel. In the months leading up to the Lunar New Year, the womenfolk in our household would be particularly busy. The numerous grand-aunts, aunts and sisters, and generations down the line, will fritter their weekends away, gathering together all the scraps of batik fabrics that they have stashed in the nooks and crannies of their respective homes. Once all the accumulated assorted prints have been diligently handwashed and sun-dried, we would start the menial task of cutting out the perfect little oblongs of just the right sizes. Then, the arduous sewing process begins, alongside the hustle and bustle of every other year-end family activity. It is with glee that deft fingers pack the little sewn pouches with yellow beans that are thereafter individually sealed up by needlework. Lovingly stitched into mini pyramids, the Five Stones aka Batu Seremban aka 五石子bear testimony to a kampong tradition that we have always cherished in our hearts. And when the kids come around for their New Year visits, they are always free to pick up their personal favourites from our bakol sia packed to the brim! That is one family tradition that we have started a few decades back and have continued eversince  YES, even with the onslaught of modern ipads and technological gadgets, we held on to our dear kampong tradition. To the new generation of kids, it is a return to their roots, finding out what their forebears used to play in those simpler times of yore! Also available indonesian batu seremban five stones at $3 per pack Or fabric five stones at $1.50 per pack Email thomtoh@gmail.com Pick Up Buangkok, Hougang Mrt Stevens, Eunos

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