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Dragon swallowing DUN Building

I had never been to East Malaysia or Malaysian Borneo which comprises of Sarawak and Sabah State. An anticipated trip of two became 3. I flew from Changi Airport to Kuching with a friend who relocating in Singapore from Ireland and we met with another buddy Gerrit at Kuching Airport. Gerrit my Capetonian buddy I met during my South African trip last year was on his South East Asia trip Borneo leg. We tailored our trip to be coinciding at Borneo part.

An afternoon of wandering around Kuching city and waterfront before a night bus to Sibu. Kuching or Cat (in English) though there no direct derivation from cat itself is a very laid-back city. We strolled down along Kuching waterfront or Esplanade and a 50 cent boat ride we crossed the river. The Malay Villages on the other side of Sarawak River is the closest local scene in town. I was feeling very sleepy as the night before was a mess, found a timber shed and relaxed for hours before made our way back across the river for dinner. There were couple of museum in the vicinity but we only visited Tua Pek Kong Chinese Temple.

Kuching locals were unexpectedly very friendly and welcoming. My perception certainly changes. Malaysian from Peninsula Malaysia can be rude and harsh but Sarawakian was different in my opinion. They were smiling and saying hello casually.



azianelias68 says:
The only state that i have not been yet..INSYALLAH one day..
Posted on: Feb 11, 2010
herman_munster says:
A very pleasing city for a weekend break. Glad you have nice memories here ;)
Posted on: Jan 28, 2010
aotw says:
So nice memories... I agree with you, people are so friendly KCH, much more than KK... ;)
Posted on: Jan 26, 2010
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Dragon swallowing DUN Building
Dragon swallowing DUN Building
Sarawak River, Kuching
Sarawak River, Kuching
Timber shed, Malay village.
Timber shed, Malay village.
DUN ( Dewan Undangan Negeri ) Buil…
DUN ( Dewan Undangan Negeri ) Bui…
Malay Village
Malay Village
DUN ( Dewan Undangan Negeri ) Buil…
DUN ( Dewan Undangan Negeri ) Bui…
Kuching sarawak
Kuching sarawak
The Court Complex
The Court Complex
Kuching sarawak
Kuching sarawak
Singapore to Kuching
Singapore to Kuching
Kuching waterfront
Kuching waterfront
Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman
Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman
Souvenir from Borneo
Souvenir from Borneo
Tua Pek Kong Temple
Tua Pek Kong Temple
Tua Pek Kong Temple
Tua Pek Kong Temple
Tua Pek Kong Temple
Tua Pek Kong Temple
Tua Pek Kong Temple
Tua Pek Kong Temple
Tua Pek Kong Temple
Tua Pek Kong Temple
Kuching. The only cats in town
Kuching. The only cats in town
Sarawak River.
Sarawak River.
50 cent boatride to Malay Village
50 cent boatride to Malay Village
Local boat
Local boat
Not that innocent kids
Not that innocent kids
Malay Village
Malay Village
Malay Village Sarawak
Malay Village Sarawak
Kuching
photo by: aotw