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Favorite thing: AH HUI Motorcycles Shop in downtown Kuching rents 2 types of bikes, scooter and kapcai, RM40 & RM30 per day. Anybody with motorcycle license can rent, with super easy precedures by showing your passport and license. Local Malaysian only need to show license.
Pay RM100 as deposit, they give you 2 helmets, lock, roadtax, and keys.
You need to fill the tank by yourself, returning the bike 12pm the next day, etc.
You might need a wind-shield for helmet and a raincoat.
Written Dec 29, 2011
Favorite thing: Interested in visiting Bako National Park?
I went, had a good time and would like to return and do a lot more of the treks or even stay overnight.
To find out what there is to see and do, and what treks there are, check out there website that I have listed.................
Written Dec 25, 2009
Favorite thing: Both times we went to the river we sighted the Dragon Boats in training for the challenge to be held during the forthcoming festival.
When we took the late afternoon river cruise we saw 4 or 5 crews training, and it looked very hard work.
Written Jun 30, 2009
Favorite thing: 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.
Updated May 5, 2009
Favorite thing: The Visitors' Information Center is located at the corner of Main Bazaar and Jalan Tun Haji Openg in Kuching's Courthouse Complex. The Complex was built in 1871 as the seat of Sarawak’s government and was used as such until 1973. The Courthouse Complex contains some of Kuching’s more impressive architecture. The colonial-baroque Clock Tower was added in 1883 and the Charles Brooke Memorial in 1924. The Complex also includes the Japan Building, the Round Tower, and the Pavilion Building. The latter was once the General Hospital and is now transformed into the Sarawak Textile Museum. The Visitors' Center has free tourist maps of downtown Kuching. They were out of printed maps the day I was there but did have Xerox copies. The City's website has pdf copies of maps for both the city and region. They also had a couple of people at the desk to answer questions.
Updated May 5, 2009
Favorite thing: In looking for information about Kuching, I found a very interesting web page in Thorn Tree Travel about "What Is Free In Kuching". The list is long but definitely worth reading. It is all these free, really nice things to do that help make Kuching a great travel destination.
Updated May 3, 2009
Favorite thing: One of the nicest of all is the sunset in Batang Ai, which is a distance from Kuching City but gain a good experience in the five hours journey and with a good accommodation owned by Hilton Hotel call the Batang Ai Hilton Resort. Peaceful and clean air makes you feel so relaxing. Set on the edge of spectacular rainforest, the Hilton Batang Ai Longhouse Resort is Hilton’s only jungle property.the national park is a 2-hour boat ride away, but rainforest surrounds the hotel waiting to be discovered.
The Fairy Cave and a nearby Wind Caves are located near Bau Town which is famous for its gold mining in the past. The Wind Caves – are a collection of small passageways with some amazing stalagmites formation.
Fondest memory: The fondest of all would be the friendly people of Kuching, the good food, the clean City and its unique colonial buildings which were maintained throughout the years.
Mount Santubong has its historical stories and is located on the Damai Peninsula, 35km north of Kuching. From sea level, it's rainforest-covered peaks rise steeply to 810m. There are several versions of local legends about Gunung Santubong, one of the version saying the mountain was formed when mythical Princess Santubong was speared by her jealous sister, Princess Sejinjang. and gave the mountain its distinctive profile, like a pregnant belly , if you were to observe the shape of the mountain
Updated Sep 12, 2007
Favorite thing: The Sarawak river is the main feature in the city of Kuching. This mighty river is one of the longest in Borneo and provides a lot of photo opportunities, especially at dusk, when the golden lights reflect on the water.
Updated Aug 4, 2006
Favorite thing: If you visit Kuching, unlike many cold countries they have natural plants like jungle orchids, wild orchids that grow on the stem of the trees or hanging from the trees.
Well flowers in tropical areas maybe quite different
Some flowers are seasonal and most of the jungle orchids love the cool air and there are other flowers that love more sunlight
Here you will see some of those lovely flowers/ plants
We have rare species of bearded pig, the hornbill, etc..
Fire crackers is named after the fire crackers for Chinese, nad they will display in the house during the Chinese New Year , it is a lovely flower and lasts long even without water.
Fondest memory: ORANG UTAN REHABILITATION CENTRE
The rehabilitation centre is under protection from the Forestry Deparment here in Kuching and govenrment provide them a very big surroundings to have their freedom to swing around in the jungle and independent to find food themselves.
Fondest memory are the orang utans and its behaviour. The name orang utan is Malaysian language as in "Man of the forest". There are few kind of species called pygmaeus and abelli. Orang-utans live among the trees but are too heavy to perform the acrobatics and antics of monkeys and lighter apes. 60% of their diet consists of tropical fruits, such as mangoes, lychees, durians, figs, and other kind of fruits .In fact, they eat more than 300 different types of food, including leaves, barks, ants, termites, fungi, honey, bird eggs and handfuls of soil. They have voracious appetites.They can use a leaf as a means to quenching their thirst.
Life span for orang utan is 30 to 40 years, and brain works like a three year old human being.Orang-utans are highly intelligent, resourceful animals, capable of amazing feats of
memory and learning. In the wild, they can remember with accuracy the exact locations and fruiting seasons of a whole range of trees.
Be sure to visit the rehabilitation centre if you visit Sarawak or Sabah
Many countries outlaw cockfighting, but the allure of the gambling results in illegal bouts being staged around the world, often in rural areas. To many foreigners, Philippine cockfighting is shockingly brutal -- far more bloody than cockfights in other countries, where the birds battle with sharpened natural leg spurs or ice pick-like steel gaffs attached to their legs. Filipino roosters fight only one or two matches because of injuries or death. Despite this twist, the Filipino national betting pastime is becoming internationalized. Here it is common too and use the same technique but illegal in Malaysia
Written Feb 22, 2006
Favorite thing: A visit to Kuching is not complete without visiting its charming Waterfront. The Waterfront was an important place in the founding of Kuching. During the past, its location on the Sarawak River was chosen for its strategic and commercial importance, as well as its natural beauty.
The Waterfront has undergone several transformations since 19th century. Today it is home to modern sculpture, local food, and open-air theatre.
Written Jan 2, 2006
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