An Act of Tribalism...!
Ahhh...you really want to know??? Well, one of my fondest memory was when I had heaps and heaps of fun, partying the whole nite thru together with my friends, both local and ex-pats at Tribes, a fun pub at Holiday Inn Kuching with real cool bands (Headwinds from KL) performing. That was the time I simply can't get enough sleep from all those parties...hehe ;-)
Kuching History Walk
When I was walking on the Waterfront, I noticed a brass marker labeled "History Walk 5." I only saw this one marker at the time and decided to find out more about it later. It turns out that Roseline Tchee has a web page with pictures of all 12 markers.
In searching for information on the History Walk, I found a really good website on a Kuching Heritage Walk with nice pictures too. LOL, I should have known all this BEFORE I was in Kuching. Guess that means I'll have to go back.
Merdeka Day (Malaysia National DaY) in Kuching
i was here on 31st December 2005 in the heart of Kuching City and witnessed a 'crazy' scene of people in cars and motorbikes waving big Malaysian flags and Sarawak flags about. Shouting "Merdeka" as their drive around the streets lining Sarawak River. The scene resembles a city that have just won a World Cup or something similar. It is exciting to see so many people coming together although I wouldn't venture outside as they don't look like the safest drivers around. The picture attached see a car decked in the national flag. This decorative style is evident in alot of other cars around.
CHINESE FARMHOUSE @ SARAWAK CULTURAL VILLAGE
The ethnic Chinese in Sarawak account for about one-third of the state population after having migrated from mainland China in the early 1900s under a special immigration programme by the-then Rajah of Sarawak to develop the state's farming industry.
The Chinese farmhouse on display, is built on ground level unlike most tribal houses in Sarawak and is made of basic sawn timber. The roof is made of leaves taken from local-grown Rumbia trees.
There is a communal living area which has the kitchen, dining tables and storage space for personal belongings, as well as the bedroom.
Here we saw and learnt about Black Pepper and the processing of Bird's nests, this was interesting as we didn't know anything about this. The young lady was once again only too happy to share her knowledge with anybody who was interested.
Admission is included in the entry price to the Sarawak Cultural museum
Bako National Park
The Bako National Park is the oldest national park in Malaysia... Gazetted as a protected area in 1957, it has almost every type of vegetation that is found in Borneo... Covering some 2,727 hectares at the tip of the Muara Tebas peninsula, Bako has seven complete eco-systems such as beach vegetation, cliff vegetation, kerangas of health forest, mangroive forest, mixed dipterocarp forest, padang or grass;ands and peat swamp forest... bako is also home to 5 species of primates viz the rare proboscis monkey, lon-tailed macaque, silver leaf langur, the slow loris and tarsier... Other interesting animals that can be seen are monitor lizards, plantian squirrels, bearded wild pigs, flying lemurs, civet cats and at least 6 species of bats...
Accommodation at the park includes chalets, lodges, hostels and campsites... Other facilities include the Kerangas Cafe, a barbeque area, 24-hour electricity supply and treated water supply...
Bako is managed by the Sarawak Forest Department... All visitors to Bako must obtain an entry permits, register at the park office and pay a nominal entry fee... These can be done at the Kampung Bako jetty... The Petra Jaya Bus (No. 6) takes 40mins from Kuching to Kampung Bako... The earliest bus leaves Kuching at 6am and the last bus leaves Kampung Bako at 5pm daily... Visitors then board chartered boats (at RM16 return) to continue their journey to the park...