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.


Berasman.


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.

145 thoughts on “Kuching trip 2005

  • June 5, 2012 at 11:41 am
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    this entry is awesome.. tetiba rasa rindu dgn our road tour..LOL

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  • June 5, 2012 at 11:41 am
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    and Yassin is so chomel la.. his curly hair some more..

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  • June 5, 2012 at 12:23 pm
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    I like the sunset…

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  • June 5, 2012 at 12:28 pm
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    K.Em.. dah macam hari ini dalam sejarah pula :p Yassin comelnya dengan rambut kerinting tu.. dah besar makin hensem. Seronok juga tengok gambar muda-muda dulu ye hehehehhe. Saya tak pernah ke Sabah dan Sarawak.. jadi tak ada cerita mengenainya. One day.. i wish (^_^)

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    • June 5, 2012 at 12:36 pm
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      Itu la…rindu dengan rambut kerinting dia. Seronok tengok gambar lama, mengimbau kenangan lalu. Seronok pergi Sarawak ni tapi sedih tak dapat jalan banyak sebab kerja.

      Tak apa suatu hari akan sampai juga. Apa kata kita buat rombongan ke Sarawak?

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      • June 5, 2012 at 5:14 pm
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        K.Em kena pergi lagi la tu :p mesti dah banyak sangat perubahan kat sana. Kamera pun dah canggih, lagi nampak menarik.

        Ni nak buat rombongan Kelab Peminat Emila ke? heheheh top 5 commentors wajib pergi yuhuuu… :)

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  • June 5, 2012 at 1:03 pm
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    Wow, I’d love to go there.Anyway for your information,I hardly commented because I am pretty much lazy to comment ^^;

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    • June 5, 2012 at 1:18 pm
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      Dear Suhaila, I think your mom has been there too. Why lazy? Children cannot be lazy hehe and

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        • June 6, 2012 at 10:28 am
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          Sometimes,I rather read things than write things ^^;

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  • June 5, 2012 at 2:28 pm
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    teringin nak pi kuching sebagai cat lover…hahaha

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  • June 5, 2012 at 4:08 pm
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    Thanks Kak Emi for the awesome post! Love the pics, and Yassin was so cute at 2! I have never seen his baby pics before. Hope you’ll be able to come cuti-cuti in Kuching soon! :)

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    • June 5, 2012 at 4:19 pm
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      No problem. If cannot come July for Rainforest World Music, then I’ll come cuti sekolah with my husband and Yassin.

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    • June 5, 2012 at 4:19 pm
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      I wish there’s a jambatan from Peninsular to East Malaysia. Senang nak pergi.

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      • June 5, 2012 at 8:59 pm
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        lagi la saya suka if jambatan tu ada.. sanggup drive up to KL every month..LOL

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      • June 5, 2012 at 9:20 pm
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        silap2 bole buat adventure world tour guna my mini cooper.. woot woot

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        • June 6, 2012 at 3:59 pm
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          u ada mini cooper? osemmmm bawak KL lah nak hitch a ride!

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          • June 6, 2012 at 11:13 pm
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            malaysian’s mini cooper la… not the real mini cooper..LOL

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          • June 6, 2012 at 11:14 pm
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            but me name her mini cooper sbb berangan nak the real mini cooper :)

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  • June 5, 2012 at 4:09 pm
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    I came across a few Rainforest World Music Festival 2012 deals haritu. 50% off all tickets, but I won’t be going anyway. Nanti if I come across more RWMF 2012 deals, I’ll let you know. Manatau jadi datang. :)

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    • June 5, 2012 at 4:18 pm
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      Waa…50% off? Awesome. Mesti kat Groupon pun ada kan?

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    • June 6, 2012 at 4:00 pm
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      one of the reason tingin nak pegi sarawak is because of the rainforest world music fest lah!

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  • June 5, 2012 at 4:11 pm
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    By the way, yang Kak Emi panggil Kuching river tu sebenarnya Sarawak River aka Sungai Sarawak. :)

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  • June 5, 2012 at 10:19 pm
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    Jom buat rombongan kat sarawak. I stay in kuching and I’d be delighted to have all of you here. 😀

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  • June 5, 2012 at 10:25 pm
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    From the camera angle, the view from your room, I think it’s hilton :)

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    • June 8, 2012 at 12:22 am
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      Sam, tak sempat nak panjang dah kena potong. Lepas tu hari2 sikat.

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  • June 6, 2012 at 10:17 pm
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    This is awesome!!!!!!!

    Kuching change a lot for the pass 2 years. You should come back here again! We go eat gorpis and kopi hahahaha and than mandi air sungai Sarawak hehehe

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    • June 6, 2012 at 11:11 pm
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      mandi manda at sungai sarawak behind my mom’s place :)

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    • June 8, 2012 at 12:23 am
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      Gorpis in Kuching! Awesome! Can be my post title when it happens!

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  • August 11, 2012 at 12:10 am
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    rambut yassin very curly la at that age.. tp bila dah besar lurus plak yer?

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  • October 29, 2012 at 12:12 am
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    baca balik pasal giveaway for sabah/ sarawak blog post :)

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    • October 29, 2012 at 12:13 am
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      nak tegelak baca all the comments yang nak dpt top commenter

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  • October 30, 2012 at 11:56 pm
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    I love the photo you took from the plane window. Suka!

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    • October 30, 2012 at 11:59 pm
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      Because, I did the same thing too!

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  • October 31, 2012 at 12:05 am
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    Maybe we should start our collections of ‘Bird’s Eye View’, lol!

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  • October 31, 2012 at 12:11 am
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    Kak Emi, I think the Orang Ulu motif is suitable to start a simple doodle, kan?

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  • October 31, 2012 at 12:14 am
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    Oh, did you go to the pasar and buy that famous ikan masin jeruk?

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  • October 31, 2012 at 11:45 am
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    We bought one big box.

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  • October 31, 2012 at 11:46 am
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    Make a great souvenier!

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  • October 31, 2012 at 11:48 am
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    Of course not everyonw like it.

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  • October 31, 2012 at 11:50 am
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    Sebab bila goreng baunya bucuk!

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  • October 31, 2012 at 11:52 am
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    Tapi bila makan, sangat sedap! 😉

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  • October 31, 2012 at 11:53 am
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    Just eat it with your steam rice…

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  • October 31, 2012 at 11:58 am
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    Or plain pancake…yumms! 😉

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  • October 31, 2012 at 12:15 pm
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    Oh, I baru ingat…namanya ikan terubuk masin. Hehe

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  • October 31, 2012 at 12:16 pm
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    Erm, ikan ni banyak tulang, kan?

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  • October 31, 2012 at 12:17 pm
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    Tapi memang sedap. Especially the scales. Crunchy!

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  • October 31, 2012 at 12:19 pm
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    Orang yang jual ikan ni patut letak label atas kotak.

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  • October 31, 2012 at 12:20 pm
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    Warning – Eat at your own risk! 😀

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  • October 31, 2012 at 12:21 pm
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    Tak pun tambah harga termasuk insuran.

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  • October 31, 2012 at 12:23 pm
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    insuran tercekik tulang! Hahaha…

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  • October 31, 2012 at 12:24 pm
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    Man, why am I getting ‘merapu’ here?! LOL

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  • October 31, 2012 at 12:26 pm
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    Its all about being top commentator forr Oct babeh!

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  • October 31, 2012 at 12:29 pm
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    Hahaha… I wish there are two books to win. Kan, Mariuca?! 😉

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