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    Trekking in Kubah Nationl Park

    by zengna Written Apr 7, 2014

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    We took bus K 21 from the bus station near the mosque to Kubah National Park, the park is only 20km away from Kuching city. The entrance fee is RM10 for local adult and free for kid. We start the Waterfall trail ( cement road) at about 9 am. But we didn't go to see the waterfall because my kid didn't want to do it, so we just do the walking about 1 hour up and another 1 hour down back to the entrance. The air is fresh, we saw pitcher plant, some small insects and enjoy the fresh air. Maybe it is a bit expensive to pay RM10 just to do the walking, but for the city folk like me, it is very hard to find a green nice place like this in KL. (warm up before you do the trekking or else you will suffer legs pain the next day)
    A van approached us when we were waiting for bus to get back to Kuching bus station, we pay RM4 ( same like the bus fare) for each person. (kid free)

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    4D3N free and easy travel with young kids

    by dachel Written Aug 19, 2013

    We booked airticket and hotel incl breakfast frm airasia for 2A2C. Each costed approx. $267. Flight time were good.

    Day 1

    We arrived in Kuching 1300plus and departed fr Kuching at ard 1540hrs.

    We went eatery opp shan ti miao in carpenter st for lunch. We took satay RM0.60 per stick, tau fu soup RM5, kway , Sarawak laksa. I like kway the most.

    After lunch, we walked along the carpenter st and the shops opp main bazaar.. We bought some souvenirs.. Most shops selling similar product but there are some difference items that can be found on certain shop and the price can be different. We compared the price before buying. I was hardly resist the products with cat print.

    We had dinner at topspot seafood. It starts operating ard 4plus. It is above the third level of a car park.

    We chosen ling long and ordered sea cucumber soup, mixed vegetable and a steam fish. It costed us RM54. Yummy!!!

    Day 2

    This is a raining morning. We slept till 9am and had our breakfast before heading to cat museum. A must do for cat lover. Ah mission is free but u have to pay Rm3 for handphone and rm4 for camera if u wants to shoot photos inside.

    The cab costs us Rm20 from city for two way. We requested the driver to drop us at Sarawak museum when back so we can continue our visit in others museum such as art, textile, handcraft council.

    We then headed to jln India to buy clothes, shoe n bags. Price is negotiable. We have our lunch in open air market. It is a place like hawker centre. You can find kolo mee, chicken rice, bao, rojak here.

    Evening we take river cruise. We paid rm20 for 4. After that, hubby went massage and buy us kfc.

    Day3

    We booked a taxi outside hotel at rm180 to go semonggoh rehabilitation centre n Jong crocodile farm.

    Afternoon we continue shop for souvenir and go back hotel for swimming.

    We had chilli crab, cereal prawn, mixed vege and bean at top spot. Rm71.

    After that we went to a scroll at waterfront before going back to rest.

    Day4

    After breakfast, we visited tua Pek kong for praying. We then walked walked and visited the Chinese history museum.

    We went back hotel to nap then lunch nearby hotel before heading to airport. Home sweet.

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    Carpenter Street

    by Cathy&Gary Written Apr 14, 2013

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    The street opposite the riverfront is the oldest street in Kuching and is classed as the main bazaar. Jalan Carpenter runs parallel to this Bazaar Street. The whole area has been occupied by the same Chinese families for many generations and it is here you will find many restored Chinese shop houses.

    This area is also the main area for antiques and handicrafts. There are still tin smiths and carpenters along this street and you can see fine examples of Chinese carved furniture.

    Some fantastic shopping around here and make sure you buy some Layer Cakes; they are heavy, sweet and delicious!

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    India Street

    by Cathy&Gary Written Apr 14, 2013

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    India Street is closed to traffic so it is a walking street only and it is a great place if you are looking for materials. There are also a lot of cheap souvenir tee shirts here, some jewellery shops plus food and drink stalls.

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    Kuching Riverfront

    by Cathy&Gary Written Apr 14, 2013

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    Kuchings riverfront area is the place to go for beautiful views of the Astana, Fort Margherita and general life along the river. A lot of buildings in this area have been restored and are now being used such as the Chinese History Museum and the Sarawak Steamship building which is now an open air theatre with many night time performances.

    There is bench seating all along the riverfront, food stalls and a few restaurants. It is a beautiful area with statues, a restored Chinese Pavilion, sculptures and water features.

    At night small markets selling handmade jewellery and trinket markets set up along some of the pathway.

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    Natural History Museum

    by Cathy&Gary Written Apr 14, 2013

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    All of the museums are in grand old buildings; the Natural History Museum is in a building that was built in 1908.

    There was an exhibition called Amazing Wood Fossils of Borneo while we were there and it certainly was amazing to see a huge piece of Mesophytic conifer wood that had turned to stone, it is from the Jurassic era and is 145 million years old and was found in Kuching.

    There are quite a few different rooms in the Natural History Museum with displays of reptiles, birds, and mammals etc that are extinct or near extinction.

    Very interesting museum.

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    Kuching Cat Museum

    by Cathy&Gary Written Apr 14, 2013

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    The Cat Museum is on the opposite side of the Sarawak River on the top of Bukit Siol hill, so the views from up here looking out over Kuching are beautiful. We did not really know what to expect here but as we are cat lovers we thought it would be interesting!

    Well this place is huge with over 2000 cat exhibits displayed over 4 areas. There are literally thousands of statues of cats, lots of information to read and entry is free.

    But I have to say after the first thousand or so cats we have had enough, absolutely anything that has a cats face on it is displayed here, statues, key rings, plates, cups, teapots etc. There is also a display with a stuffed Marble cat, Clouded Leopard cat, Malay Civic cat and a Bay cat.

    Not really what we were expecting, but now we can say been there done that!

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    Chinese History Museum

    by Cathy&Gary Written Apr 14, 2013

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    The Chinese History Museum is on the riverfront in an old building that use to be the Chinese Chamber of Commerce and in 1993 it reopened as a museum so tourists could learn about the Chinese people that lived in Sarawak in the past.

    It is a very good museum with interactive displays, furniture that is over 300 years old, Ming Dynasty ceramics, musical instruments and lots more memorabilia. The statues in the photo below are very old and made from ivory; they are over half the size of me.

    The morning we visited there were no other tourists so we had the place to ourselves and the lovely Chinese man on the desk showed us many different things and explained what they were used for etc.

    Entry to the Chinese History Museum is free and there is a donation box to help support the preservation and operation of the museum.

    So if you’re in Kuching, then the Chinese History Museum is definitely worth a visit!

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    Sunset from the boardwalk or river

    by Daihappydai Written May 20, 2011

    Kuching offers beautiful sunsets over the Sarawak River and there is no better place to view the sunsets than either crusing down the river or strolling along the waterfront boardwalk. Have a drink at one of the restaurants or local stalls on the waterfront and take in the trnaquility of the setting sun.

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    KEP LAPIS (CAKE)

    by balhannah Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This is an amazing cake that we saw in Sarawak.
    Kek Lapis Sarawak, also known as the multi layered cake, is very popular traditional cake in Sarawak that you will see during festive seasons and social functions and more!

    Each layer has different flavours and colours when combined. I couldn't get over all the different designs, it really would be a shame to cut it, to me it was like a piece of artwork!

    You can visit the factory (see website) or just browse the streets, I'm sure you will find somebody selling it!

    FACTORY OPEN.....daily from 8:30am to 10:00pm

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    Try Sarawak Laksa!!!

    by MaryannPteo Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Sarawak is famous for its Laksa and one must try when coming over so as to give you a fantastic taste that lingers in your mouth. The gravy was made of spice of all kinds, and they do mixed with coconut milk and does not mean all laksa taste good, all depends on how they mixed the gravy and some were made specially with good taste and you have choices from small to large bowls.
    Minimum costs for the small bowl is RM3.50 to RM 5.00 per bowl
    Do not miss the chance to try out!! Mmm..delicious!!

    Besides Laksa, Kolo mee ( noodle ) is also one of then highlight and simple food in Kuching and can find any corner of the City. A bowl of kolo mee costs around RM 3.50 to RM4.50

    And another popular food here is Kueh Chap, kind of nice flavour and anyone should try and almost the price of the laksa and kolo mee, if one has a chnace can try all these food, can find any corner of the City and ofcourse there are particular place where they made good laksa, kolo mee and kueh chap which are more tasty. For all these food they only can be found in the morning mostly at certain shops they do sell in the evening but very few.

    There are several drinks which you cannot find in other countries, try White Lady Drink for instance, or Metahorn drink , and many more these drinks are allocated at Hui Sing garden famous Ah Meng stall, you will surely enjoy the drink. Opens daily only evening time from 5 pm onwards and costing around RM1.50 per glass

    For more info you can always ask your guide, taxi driver or hotel reception they will guide you

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    Hindu Temple

    by IreneMcKay Written Sep 4, 2010

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    Kuching's Hindu temple is very colourful and has some interesting statues. it is located on Jalan Ban Hok.

    You must take your shoes off when wandering around inside. We had the whole temple to ourselves on our visit and it was very quiet and peaceful.

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    Central Police Station

    by Willettsworld Written Aug 22, 2010

    Located near the Padang, the Central Police Station is one of the heritage buildings in Kuching. It was built in 1931 to replace the old Police Station building which was located where the General Post Office is located today.

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    Guan Thian Siang Ti Temple

    by Willettsworld Written Aug 22, 2010

    This charming temple (also known as Hiang Thian Siang Ti) is a Cantonese Taoist temple which was completed in 1889 by the Chinese settlers from the Guangdong Province of southern China. It is called Lao Ya Keng in Teochew. Inside the temple is a small tortoise pond. As with most Taoist temples, it has a stage erected directly in front of it, for opera performances to entertain the deities, which is located across the road.

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    St Thomas' Cathedral

    by Willettsworld Written Aug 22, 2010

    Established in 1848 by Bishop Francis McDougall upon the request by Rajah James Brooke to spread the Christian faith in Sarawak, this Anglican church was built in 1955. The original church, built out of wood, was built in 1850 on the site of the present Parish Hall.

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