Door to a treasured past

Door to a treasured past

The Star Online - Metro·2021-03-19 11:05

AS A child, Awang Amirul Dzikri was fascinated by old items he saw at his grandmother’s home, particularly vinyl records.

This sparked his interest in collecting antiques, which he appreciates for their quality and history.

The 38-year-old has now turned his hobby into a store that showcases and sells the items.

“I’ve been collecting old items for five or six years. I needed a place to store my growing collection and decided to open a shop, ” he said.

Awang Amirul, who runs a car rental business too, operated the AAD Records and Vintage Store in Satok, Kuching for two years before moving to his current location in Jalan Nanas Barat last November.

An old Vespa is parked in front of the shop while all kinds of goods can be found inside, from old cassette tapes and vinyl records to posters, toys and vintage household items.

“I buy the items from those who don’t want them anymore.

“Sometimes I collect items from recycling centres.

“I’ve also bought old toys from a shop in Sibu, ” said Awang Amirul.

Among the more unique items in his shop are three Milo tins from the 1970s, which he bought when an old building in Carpenter Street was being sold.

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