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Shrimp Harvest (Bubuk)

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The harvesting of bubuk is an annual cycle in Miri. During this phenomenon these shrimps arrive in the millions in the shallow waters of the sea off the beaches of Miri, and the fisherfolks using their fishing tool, known as the 'paka', scoop them up from the waters by wading into the sea. Some use motorboats for the catch, but the fishing method is more or less similar.

On good days, seas can be filled with so much shrimp that it turns pink, and the catch can weigh up to tens of kilos on a single day. The shrimps are made into ‘Belacan’ (shrimp paste), ‘cincaluk’ (preserved shrimps) and shrimp fritters.




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