Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Kuching 2012

I know, I know, I have been on an extended non blogging period again.. I won't attempt to explain at all, you can throw pellets or rotten cabbage at me if you so wish... =P

The fact is, I was in Kuching over the weekend to attend a friend's wedding. It was my first visit to meow meow city, sadly, I think it will also be the last...

Yes, I do not think I made a proper explore on the city, the trip was mostly a trip to attend wedding ceremony and dinner...

The fact though, is that the city is constantly immersed in worse traffic jam than Penang, and it was raining daily...

Anyway, I should try to make a post of my trip, eh?

1. The Food

The food in Kuching is generally very heavily flavored. When you do your ordering, you need to request for 'less salty, less sweet', etc. Especially when you go for meals in the restaurants. Else you would be having a tough time finishing your food.

I didn't take photos of those restaurant dishes, mostly they were common dishes. I did however take some photos of hawker food unique to Sarawak... hehehe...

Some green bean sweet soup, with yao cha kuai/U ja kueh in it. Weird combi, I forgot the name, and I can't say that I enjoyed it >.<

Teh C Special a.k.a 3 Layer Milk Tea, and the famous (or infamous) Kolo Mee. I had both the original and red ones, on 2 separate days of course. These are nice...

Foochow Kampua Mee with Pig Liver Soup. These are not original Kuching stuff, I think they originate from Sibu. Not sure though. Not for the faint hearted though, some people cannot stand the soup and might get nose bleeding.

2. Cheng Ho Memorial Park

I'm not sure why they have this memorial here. Our history text books did not teach us that Admiral Cheng Ho made a landing in Kuching...




You know the Chinese has been here when you see coins inside. Anything also can use to wish for fortune >.<

3. Kuching Riverfront

It took us 2 trips and 3 hours jam to reach here, and it started to rain soon after we arrived...

First trip, we got stuck in the jam for 1.5 hours, not arrived yet, had to turn back to the airport to pick up a couple of friends who was arriving...

Second trip later in the day, still same jam for 1.5 hours, this time finally arrived. The distance from our apartment is actually just slightly more than 4km...




I can imagine this waterfront as a nice place to hang out, until 2 sights reminded me that this is 1Malaysia we are talking about...

Floating rubbish in the river

Rubbish on the floor

Building wonderful facility is easy, the maintenance is usually our shortcomings, third world mentality...

4. Santubong/Damai Beach

This place is 30km from Kuching, still a 1.5 hours drive though, due to small and windy road (that still requires us to pay toll by the way)..

Our initial plan was to visit the Sarawak Cultural Village, but once we found out that the entrance fee was RM60/person, we backed off. In the end, we drove further down the road and discovered a tree house resort. Paid RM5 to enter the resort area and explore it a bit..


Beach views


Coconut shell shower


Tree house!


We usually joke about the East Malaysians staying on top of trees, just like how Singaporeans and Americans perceive us. Ironically, the truth is that, the ones staying on top of trees are the tourists who come to visit. Locals tend to live in big houses here...

Well, I guess I have nothing more to talk about Kuching... Zzzzzz... Sorry for the boring post...

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