This entry is supposed backdated. Kept in the draft folder for so long (trying to think what to write). All I had was the photos. I can't post just photos can I?
Okay. So on with our Kuching trip. We went there almost a week ago during the Deepavali holiday. It was more like a company trip as we went in a group of 15 people.
We booked Airasia for this trip. Departed from Penang airport at 0950 and arrived 2 hours later ( honestly, I've been having nightmare about this. Selalu mimpi tertinggal flight. Kes 11/9 aritu laa. huhuhu) But alhamdulillah, the bridge was okay. We arrived at the airport at 0830. But the queue was &)*)+*)&. We had to wait for almost an hour for our turn!!
Anyway, Hariz was thrilled! (he hardly know what's going on). Been running here and there. But sampai je atas flight, terus pengsan. He slept all the way from Penang to Kuching! How cool is that!! Hehehe
We stayed at The Lime Tree Hotel in Kuching. It's a new boutique hotel located at the Abell Street. I'd say 15-20 minutes walking distance to the Kuching Waterfront. I love the friendly environment. All staff were very friendly. The room is clean and neat. The food at the cafe was not so bad. I love the Laksa Sarawak! (sorry no photos. Busy chasing Hariz everytime we were at the lobby)
We went to the river front right after we checked in and freshen up. They were having some kind of event there at the waterfront.
Me and Hariz in front of the Margarita fort and the new DUN building behind.
There's not much thing to do at the water front, so we went across the street to the row of souvenir shops. Bought few fridge magnets and t-shirts. Wished I could buy all those vase and decorations. Tapi nanti banyak pulak barang nak bawak balik. huhuhuhu.
Later that night, we went to have dinner at the famous seafood spot in Kuching called the Topspot. It's located at the rooftop of a carpark. It's a foodcourt selling almost all kind of seafood you could ever find. We had a hard time looking for one. They all look the same!
In the end, we picked the last stall at the end of the food court. Simply because less crowd there. It's kinda hard to push a stroller with the crowds. Since they all look almost the same why not here :) Aman sikit.
This is what we had :
- 1 lobster
- 8 prawns (big ones)
- 2 crabs
- 1 fish
- 1 some kind of siput. forgot it's name. looks like small bamboo.
- 1 sayur midin (photos below)
- 1 mixed veggie
- 1 tomyam
- drinks and rice
Honestly, the food was overwhelming! and there's only 2 of us to eat! (ya Wan got carried away picking the food. rambang mata kata nya)
I really can't finished the whole meal. It's too many!!!
Then we played the guessing game. Guess the price. They said it's cheap here. But we don't know how cheap! So I guessed RM200.
And we got the receipt, to my surprised, it's not RM200!! Not even close!!!!! It's Rm125!!!!! Wow!
It is cheap!!! so we went there again the next day :P
On the following day, we went to the Sarawak Cultural Village, Santubong. The trip was about 45 minutes from our hotel by bus. It's kinda the must go place if you're ever in Sarawak.
The cultural performance was... well.. okay.. a little yawn here and there.Luckily it didn't take too long. We just like it there because of the air-conditioning :P
I love all the traditional houses. Very traditional :) Love the long house too. Hariz can't help by running back and forth.
And later we went to the Kek Lapis factory. Honestly I'm not much of a fan of kek lapis. So I just bought 4 for the family. But they sure do look tempting with all the colours no? :)
Finally, we headed to the Satok market. The market is not like our ordinary night market (pasar malam). It only opens on Saturday at noon until the next Sunday noon. So basically it opens for 24 hours. Only on that day and time. That's why it is called the Sunday Night Market.
There were so many things you can get here at the Satok Market, from the wet stuff (fish, meat) to the dry stuff (souvenirs).
This is the midin veggie we had the night earlier. Something like the paku pakis. I never saw this in Peninsular. Sangat sedap masak goreng belacan. SlurrppP!! I should've bought home some. *sigh*
and of course. The famous terubuk masin. I'm not a fan too but Wan loves it. We packed home about 6 of it. They were pretty much dried when we got home. Which is okay :)
These fished will be packed neatly in a box for us tourist to bring home. I guess this is normal here that they have already prepared boxes for us. Very convenient :)
We headed home on the Sunday morning. To sum it up, I pretty much enjoy the trip. Especially walking around the town with Hariz. :)
I guess that's that! :)
Have a nice day!!