Saturday, May 30, 2009

My Kuching trip - highlights

At last, the long awaited time has come... it's been such a long time that I've not take a break. And what we Malaysian always loves to do when clearing their leave is to TRAVEL which I'm going to do...and my destination this time is the state on the East side of Malaysia...Kuching, Sarawak. I've never been to Sabah or Sarawak for my entire life and this shall the first time travelling there...excited!

Even though it's still Malaysia, but I'm pretty sure there must be something different from the West...and since we are on our own this time, thank to Air Asia, thus have ask my sis to gather as much info so that we can.

Sis have booked the budget hotel for us, Tune Hotel located at Kuching Waterfront which is also at the center of Kuching Town...save us a lot of hassle as it is only 15 mins drive from Kuching airport.

Tune Hotel at Kuching is just newly opened in Feb 2009, thus you can expect things to be still in pretty good condition. I quite like this place, very IKEA feel to me...I suspect the furniture and decor are really from IKEA...

Picture of me at various part of the hotel...Ehemm, I feel like I'm doing free ads for them...Hahaha!! Why not? Since all good things are meant to be share

Inside our room...everything is simple, love it

Okie, done with the story of the hotel, Let's continue to the next part which I think it's the most important ***FOOD***.

One of the staple dishes that can practically be eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner is Kolo Mee which you can find it at every corner in Kuching. Something fascinated me that, there were 101 style of serving it. Each stall have their unique way even though the egg noodles is the same. Some of them will come together with slices of Char Siew, minced pork, prawns, pork ball, pork liver, greens, fried crispy shallots and spring onion...

Other Sarawak's specialty is the Sarawak style prawn mee which I feel very peppery, Sarawak Laksa - not bad, Fried Keoy Teow with Tomato sauce and Mee Sapi - malay style mee kolo with slices of beef

Paku Pakis - another special vege from Sarawak which seems to be appearing on out dining table quite often in Kuching...normally cooked together with belacan and dried shrimp

More food...O Jien, sarawak style, so special...it's crispy and shape like a bowl. Grilled chicken butt and chicken gizzard, interested for a bite? Sayur manis - another Sarawak special vege. Nasi ayam penyet.

Kek lapis, beautifully colorful cake with assorted flavor...

Pepper sweet? Taste like hacks or fisherman friend...Yuckks, I don't like it because I don't like hacks nor fisherman friend

What's more important than shopping. There were quite a lot of souvenier selling shop located at Kuching town...But please be extra careful, some shops might be slighty expensive than another. Do check out a few shops before buying...

Kuching local snack, selling at average RM1.20 each packet...

Cutie Sarawak people in their cultural custome magnet...

Places we go...Numerous muzeums...

Sarawak Cultural Village...where we can experience how it's feel like staying in various type of long house...each of then were built with different concept..and we can also see how their lifestyle is...

We are lucky enough as that it as during the World Harvest Festival. WHF is an ethnic festival that is one of the highlights of the Gawai Dayak celebrations. So there were a lot of cultural shows for us to see...

My encounter with the world's larget flower...Rafflesia

Seeing an orang utan in this near distance...kinda scared actually...heard from one of the people that were once the orang utan accidentally fall down in front of the tourist...both were shocked, Hahaha...

Tuak, their traditional rice wine...

Chilling out at the cafe nearby...SCOOPS

Barok Bistro...

Some of the few places to hangout at night which sis managed to find thru blog is this bla bla bla...and THE JUNK, but too bad, they were off when we were there on the day before we fly back to KL...

Last place we go before heading to Airport, Cat Muzeum...meow~~

Our family photos...feeling kinda warm as a family...but there so many strange voices were made, meow~~ meow~~

...suddenly wow!! wow!! wwwrrrrrr.....

3 comments:

J2Kfm said...

i've never been to S'wak myself, so i'm really enjoying your post here.

tried the pepper sweets courtesy of a fren, but not to my liking.

Mandy --blurQueen-- said...

thanks..glad that there are someone that enjoys this S'wak post...

yea,i don't like the pepper sweets neither...

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