Kuching trip 2005

Well, this entry is long overdue. Haha. When I went to Kuching, I haven’t had a blog yet and I totally forgot about this trip until Marvicn and Elara came up with their Borneo Giveaway. Frankly, I did not remember buying any gifts and I thought that this is a great time to win something from Borneo; either Sarawak or Sabah. I did went to Sabah (KK and Keningau) but photos taken were mostly about a product road tour I was covering for my old company. So, it’ll just be about Kuching.

The Kuching trip was actually a working trip but I took the chance to bring my son, mom and aunty along. My flight ticket was paid by the company I was working with (BERNAS) and of course I bought my family their tickets. Lucky I jut got my salary that time. ;P

This was actually Yassin second trip on a flight; first one being to Terengganu. When I asked him whether did he remember boarding a flight to Kuching, he said he was too young to remember. Haha, he was 2 back then. I asked again whether did he remember having curly hair, he said yes. He had curly hair until he was 6.

The best part of travelling by flight is that I don’t have to look up to see the clouds. Here is Sarawak coastline from bird’s eye view.

We stayed at Hilton Kuching, thanks to BERAS CORP (the company that Marvicn is working now) for sponsoring the room. It was spacious. From the room we could see Kuching River.

Kuching River.

This was a 3-day trip and I did not really have a lot of time to bring my family around Kuching as I have to work. I only got to bring them for a sight-seeing on the second day (morning) and third day, morning until afternoon. I was not sure where to go, so we just walk along the waterfront that stretched approximately 1 km. The Waterfront is ‘self-contained’ with facilities for entertainment, refreshment, relaxation, cultural enjoyment and arts appreciation. I didn’t have photos of the shops as we were walking in the morning, most shops were closed. However, I did get to see it during night time while walking along the waterfront with colleagues and ex-bosses.

Not far from the waterfront, there was a row of shops, I think it is the Main Bazaar. We went to have a look. Oh, I remeber now buying some gifts. LOL.

I think this was when and where I developed the love for windows.

Yassin posing in his stroller with backdrop of Hilton Kuching.

I bought Yassin few Sarawak t-shirts and he wanted to put one on right away. So I granted his wish. I love the indigenous Orang Ulu motif.

Later we took a taxi and went to the town. I could not remember the shopping mall we went to but we had our lunch there and later we visited the famous Kuching Cats statue located at the junction of Jalan Padungan and Jalan Central. My aunt who used to live in Kuching for few years told me that the cats will be dressed up accordingly during festive seasons.

I wished to visit more interesting places but work was priority. So, this gives me a reason to go back and explore Kuching, or Sarawak in general. I heard there will be a Rainforest World Music coming up in July 2012 and is hoping to go. But I gotta look for flight best deal as well as the tickets to the event. I thought of going there with my husband who likes World Music. We are both fan of Deep Forest and hope to add more great world musicians to our list. But let’s see what’s our paycheck will be like next month.

Here are some photos of work and sunset in Kuching.

Jaafar Onn was here.


Bored kids waiting for their parents. LOL!

My best shot of sunset in Kuching, captured from the hotel room.

 Last but not least, my take on Orang Ulu motif.

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