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A boat is home to two brothers for 30 years


TWO brothers in Sarikei, Sarawak, have been living in a sampan (boat) for the past three decades, reported BH Ahad.

“We’ve been living in this boat for 30 years without any problem,” said Saini Silli, 68, and his brother Uki, 61, during an interview at the Sungai Bintangor jetty.

They said they had enough space and could comfortably cook, eat, drink, rest and sleep.

“Our space may look cramped and unfurnished with modern conveniences but the fact is we’re very comfortable here. We are at peace,” said Saini.

The siblings have one boat as their home and another small one that is used for fishing.

They would start fishing at 6am daily and sell their catch at the Bintangor market.

> Phanthegerow Louiselle Leo Estrop, 18, never expected to be known as US celebrity Selena Gomez’s doppelganger.

Metro Ahad reported that the Sabahan became an Internet sensation after her photos started going viral since last August.

Phanthegerow, also known as Phan, said she had always been told that she resembled Gomez.

“I’m still myself although I’d be lying if I said that it didn’t make me feel proud,” she said.

She has some 27,000 Instagram followers, and has been getting modelling and acting offers.

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