Category: Travel

Bako National Park Adventures

Back again (as promised) to tell you guys about the adventures we had at beautiful Bako! We visited during our recent trip there and it was a visit of many ‘firsts’ for me. Not too sure about M because he grew up in a semi-rural environment unlike me who grew up surrounded by concrete.

Bako is pretty close to Kuching city and really accessible. It is around a 45 minutes drive away from town to the main jetty and an additional 10 to 15 minutes to the park by speedboat. Being so close to town, I do wonder why my parents never brought me there when it seems to be something most Kuchingnites have done at some point of their lives. Oh well, better late than never!

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The Ramadan Food Experience

Hello everyone! If you follow my Instagram or Twitter you will probably know that I was back in sunny Kuching along with M. We were there for almost 2 weeks before going to China. I’ll write a post on China later.

We were fortunate enough to be back during the Ramadan period! This has always been a favorite period of mine so I was really glad M would get a chance to experience it. The excitement and fervor during this period as our Muslim friends prepare to celebrate Hari Raya Aidilfitri provides a very different atmosphere as you go about town. This month-long period is coloured with an array of sights and smells to tickle your senses.

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Shopping in Kuching, Sarawak: Part 2 – Suburban Malls

Back to the topic of shopping in Kuching. In Shopping in Kuching – Part 1, I touched on places to shop within the City Center. Today I am going to touch on the suburban malls. As Kuching continues to grow, the number of suburban malls are increasing exponentially. At present there are  3 massive malls being built, 2 of which are only 4km away from each other. It is ABSOLUTELY mental. But then again I am not going to complain because I LOVE SHOPPING. So here is a list of suburban malls that I frequent on a weekly basis – when I’m in Kuching that is. I expect this list to grow in the near future.

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Shopping in Kuching, Sarawak: Part 1 – City Center

I often find people asking me “Do people in Sarawak still live in trees?”. Usually they are just teasing me but sometimes….you can just tell that they aren’t. Well just to clarify any doubts, we do not live on trees. In fact, Kuching is quite a concrete jungle that is only growing bigger and bigger.

Every year I go home, the number of new malls and developments are forever increasing. It is insane! But with that comes a wealth of choices. It would be entirely silly to mall hop when you are on holiday as some are just not worth wasting precious time on. Although if you consider shopping to be a sport (I do….) then by all means shop to your heart’s content. But if you are not into mall hopping, read on. I will tell you where are the best places to shop in Kuching and why.

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