Wednesday, 27 July 2011

kuching trip el primero

It's been a long time since Jo and I hang out together and some quality time together as siblings. We also had a vision- to join the Amazing Race Asia (if possible) thinking it'll be an awesome experience so i booked us a flight to Kuching and Sibu a.k.a. Sarawak trip. As for the accommodation, my good friend Toh Soon was so kind to let us crash at his place for a few days and ferry us here and there to eat. Thanks man!

The first thing i wanted to do the moment i landed Kuching was....

                                        Eating Kolo Mee~~!!!! Oh how i miss it so much

        Jo and I enjoying our breakfast of the day at Sin Lian Shin coffee shop that sells the best kolo mee
We did a little sight seeing for the day at Fairy cave, Wind cave and the mysterious blue lake in a small town called "Bau". It's quite far from town so having your own transport is better or you could rent a vehicle to get there.

 Then we got hungry again, and went to Song Kheng Hai Food Centre at Jln Padungan for tea time :) We wanted to try food that can't be normally found in KL such as belacan meehun, kompiah (a popular fuchow bagel in Sibu) and thirst quenching desserts like White lady and Fa Lor Hon. I'll let the pics tempt u guys :p

belacan meehun

fa lor hon
white lady

                                         Kompiah (fuchow bagel) with minced meat

To be in Kuching town not only u have to try their famous kolo mee, you have to try their kuching laksa as well. This coffee shop also serves one of the good kuching laksa around and parkin is so difficult to get. So becareful as u won't wanna get a fine ticket.

kuching laksa

toast bread with kopi ping


We also took the time to visit the Sarawak Cultural Village which is located about 45 minutes from Kuching town. Since i didn't have to chance to visit it on my last trip i'd figure this will be an eye opener for me and Jo to experience what Sarawak has in store for us in that village. To get there you can get a shuttle bus from Riverside Majestic hotel or the Grand Continental hotel the for a fee of RM10 adult one way.
The great thing about bringing a student card is to get the entrance ticket at a cheaper price. Jo and I got it for RM15 per person :). pretty cheap compared to the normal price charged. There were many different houses for us to visit in the cultural village : The Iban Long house, Rumah Bidayuh, Rumah Orang Ulu, Melanau,Orang Penan, even Malay and Chinese old house.

jo having fun with the "sumpit"

                   It was only RM1 for 3 tries and Jo got it on the 3rd attempt!

Along the way we also befriended two Singaporeans ,Cassandra and Qi Wen. Both of them are so friendly and there were lots to talk about. Funny thing is they thought Jo and I were a couple so i cleared the air by saying he's actually my younger brother. I guess it's not the norm where brothers and sisters travel together eh? I'd say they are my first Singaporean friends i'd ever had and they are so nice to hang out with :)
Cassandra ,Qi Wen and I

At the Bidayuh bridge with Jo and Cassandra
So that's now for our Kuching trip, up next i'll continue talking about my trip and about the Chinese Museum in Kuching town that just opened this year. Interesting find that day. Till then *Miao*


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