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Jun 5, 2012

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 Comments

  • chop

    • chop chop

      • Chicken chop!

        • LOL

          • LOL

          • Lamb Chop xder ka?

          • LOL

  • this entry is awesome.. tetiba rasa rindu dgn our road tour..LOL

    • LOL…penat la..

      • but that road tour enable me to jalan2 through out Peninsular Malaysia.. unforgettable experience for the team..

      • wpon muka masam malas nak layan the Lion Lady ..LOL

  • and Yassin is so chomel la.. his curly hair some more..

    • I miss the hair…

      • comel rambut dia :D

    • shooo cute lah yassin! baru 2yo at that time

      • cute!

  • I like the sunset…

    • <3

    • Me too. <3

      • me three

      • so far best sunset i’ve ever seen is in KK..

      • nak jugak tengok sunset kat tempat lain..hehehe

        • Kan> Why not Maria kumpul gambar sunset from around the world. It’ll be a great travel collection.

  • 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 (^_^)

    • 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?

      • come.. nanti me and phatelara jd tuan rumah

        • Kalau Kak Emi datang July ok tak?

          • Ohhh dah ada plan rupanya :p

          • if jadi plan transfer tu tentu saja bole.. if i’m not around then our elara mesti dengan tangan terbuka sudi menjadi tuan rumah..hehehe

            • OH bila nak transfer tu?

        • Wah, mari melawat Sarawak! :)

      • 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… :)

        • top 5 commentator kena la pegi with full sponsor..hahaha

          • ohhohhh Marvic, kalau itu hadiahnya alamat beribu la komen masuk hehehehhehe

        • Bagus tu. Nanti Kak Emi cuba cari sponsor :)

  • Wow, I’d love to go there.Anyway for your information,I hardly commented because I am pretty much lazy to comment ^^;

    • Dear Suhaila, I think your mom has been there too. Why lazy? Children cannot be lazy hehe and

      • that right! ;)

        • Sometimes,I rather read things than write things ^^;

          • hehehe….
            ^w^

  • wow dari dolu dah start amik gambar window!

    • lawa lah the sarawak motif tuh

      • lawa mcm i x? hahaha

        • nak jugak tu :P

        • ehhh.. sempat lagi tu :p

          • hehehehe :P

      • Thanks :) Penat gila lukis.

        • Ehhh, k.Em yang lukis rupanya :)

        • kak emi lukis ker? mcm real kain tau.. ok..nanti nak htr kain kosong utk kak emi canting..hahaha

          • LOL….

          • oh lukes ker?! hahaha i tot kain betol!

            • like these comment

          • hebat hebat! boleh jadik fabric pattern designer

            • kannnn

              • kan kan kannn ;)

            • abes la Tom Abang Saufi pasni..susah nak cari makan lagi..LOL

            • Hahha…design untuk post ni aja. Malas nak kemangkan cabag, takut tak ter handle.

  • teringin nak pi kuching sebagai cat lover…hahaha

    • Kat Kuching, banyak patung kucing, you should go.

    • Museum kucing pun ada :D

    • Cuteeee!

    • A cat lover might like this! ;3

  • 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! :)

    • No problem. If cannot come July for Rainforest World Music, then I’ll come cuti sekolah with my husband and Yassin.

    • I wish there’s a jambatan from Peninsular to East Malaysia. Senang nak pergi.

      • lagi la saya suka if jambatan tu ada.. sanggup drive up to KL every month..LOL

      • silap2 bole buat adventure world tour guna my mini cooper.. woot woot

        • u ada mini cooper? osemmmm bawak KL lah nak hitch a ride!

          • malaysian’s mini cooper la… not the real mini cooper..LOL

          • but me name her mini cooper sbb berangan nak the real mini cooper :)

            • Ooo… hehe cute!

  • 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. :)

    • Waa…50% off? Awesome. Mesti kat Groupon pun ada kan?

      • jarang nak dpt 50% off utk tiket WMF tu.. :)

    • one of the reason tingin nak pegi sarawak is because of the rainforest world music fest lah!

  • By the way, yang Kak Emi panggil Kuching river tu sebenarnya Sarawak River aka Sungai Sarawak. :)

    • Uwaa….malunya hehhe

      • hehehe… :)

      • kena pergi double check nampaknya hehe

    • Haha a kiddo laugh at me …malu malu…

      • ala..typo error jer tu. LOL

  • 61 comments! XD

    • watch out for me..eh..LOL

    • no worries k.. :)

    • dik, jap lagi sis marvic kasi beratus tau hihi

      • hahaha.. dik..maafkan cikgu azah ni sbb dia pon akan mengomen beratus-ratus jugak.. :)

        • hehehehehehehe… abis laaaa.. “Aku memang tak terdaya (~_~)”. :p

          • terdaya lagi.. bulan masih muda..eh

        • tak leh janji bulan ni dapat komen banyak2… dah nak naik sekolah dah.. hahaha :D

          • Balik sekolah boleh komen.

  • Jom buat rombongan kat sarawak. I stay in kuching and I’d be delighted to have all of you here. :D

  • From the camera angle, the view from your room, I think it’s hilton :)

    • Hilton Kuching was one of our panel hotel

      • Ooo…patut la.

    • but now not anymore.. outstation staff prefer either Riverside or Grand Magharita as both connected with mall

      • Haa…kena pergi ni.

    • I did mentioned above that it was Hilton hehe

  • …hmmm curly hair until 6, lepas tu jadi straight naturally??

    • Sam, tak sempat nak panjang dah kena potong. Lepas tu hari2 sikat.

  • 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

    • mandi manda at sungai sarawak behind my mom’s place :)

    • Gorpis in Kuching! Awesome! Can be my post title when it happens!

  • saya belum lagi jejak kaki kat sana.

    • bermimpi nak pergi nanti :D

      • sama la kita…hmmmmmmmm

        • kak emi bawak lah kami.. :P

          • Sian kami (~_~) ……

          • Ok ok heheh nanti Kak Emi cuba cari sponsor.

            • hehehehee..yay!

            • Kalau dapat sponsor, selitkan saya sekali .. hik.. hik

              • Ok boleh! Hehe

  • rambut yassin very curly la at that age.. tp bila dah besar lurus plak yer?

  • baca balik pasal giveaway for sabah/ sarawak blog post :)

    • nak tegelak baca all the comments yang nak dpt top commenter

    • especially maria vs azah and also adik insyirah

  • I love the photo you took from the plane window. Suka!

    • Because, I did the same thing too!

  • Maybe we should start our collections of ‘Bird’s Eye View’, lol!

  • Kak Emi, I think the Orang Ulu motif is suitable to start a simple doodle, kan?

  • Oh, did you go to the pasar and buy that famous ikan masin jeruk?

  • I love it.

  • We bought one big box.

  • Make a great souvenier!

  • Of course not everyonw like it.

  • Sebab bila goreng baunya bucuk!

  • Tapi bila makan, sangat sedap! ;)

  • Just eat it with your steam rice…

  • Or plain pancake…yumms! ;)

  • Oh, I baru ingat…namanya ikan terubuk masin. Hehe

  • Erm, ikan ni banyak tulang, kan?

  • Tapi memang sedap. Especially the scales. Crunchy!

  • Orang yang jual ikan ni patut letak label atas kotak.

  • Warning – Eat at your own risk! :D

  • Tak pun tambah harga termasuk insuran.

  • insuran tercekik tulang! Hahaha…

  • Man, why am I getting ‘merapu’ here?! LOL

  • Its all about being top commentator forr Oct babeh!

  • Hahaha… I wish there are two books to win. Kan, Mariuca?! ;)

  • Hello,

    Ada rasa nak datang ke Kuching lagi tak? Lagipun kalau di Kuching, untuk 3 hari sahaja memang tak cukup.

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pakej-Percutian-Sabah-Sarawak-Travel/147676668611398?ref=hl

    • 3 hari memang tak cukup.

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