"Made to measure" Sri Lanka Things to Do Tip by RAINBOWWINGS

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  Sarong Shack

Along most of the beaches you?ll find several sarong shacks......a wooden shack where you can choose the material from bales and bales of all different colours and have sarongs made to measure. Being a large lady I thought this was ideal and wandered off to be fitted. The Sri Lankans are well known for their bluntness..will tell a thing as it is... which proved to be true when the lady taking my measurements commented on how fat I was!! Inside the shack sat a little old man at a singer sewing machine that must have been a hundred years old (the machine not the man) pedalling away for all his worth, but as promised my two sarongs were ready in an hour. What an experience!

Directions: On Beruwela beach past Riverina Hotel

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Apr 17, 2006
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