One thing I like about Asia is how easy it is to have stuff repaired. Absolutely anything can be repaired, or at least you can take it to someone who will try their best to repair it.
I had a hole in the pocket of my shorts which was getting bigger by the day. Now, I can’t sew anything worth a damn so I took them to a man I’d seen sitting by the roadside with a vintage peddle powered Merritt sewing machine. I showed him the problem and he nodded, took the shorts from me and got to work.
Moments later they were as good as new and the repair had cost me just 15 Thai Baht, which equates to 30p in the UK (just under 50c US).