Monday, July 28, 2008

A City Called Cat

I was in Kuching not too long ago for the Rainforest World Music Festival or fondly refered to as RWMF. You can read about my adventures *here*, *here* and *here*. During my 5 day stint in Cat City, I took loads of pictures of the beautiful city. The sights of Kuching is nothing like the ones I've seen before. While Melaka do boasts a host of historical buildings, Kuching does a pretty good job at that too but with a different taste in archicture. So armed with a camera with me trying to absorb the colours, textures and structures, here's Kuching through my eyes or lenses in this case.
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The Hainanese Building along Carpenter Street
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The new government complex to be completed by the end of the year
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Fort Margaritha (i think). Taken during the River Cruise.
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Forts to protect Kuching from invasion
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You pay RM0.40 to cross the river with these boats
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Brooke Dockyard. When Bee and myself saw Brooke Dockyard, we were so excited because during my internship, the company had a large project with Brooke Dockyard where the fabrication of a now running platform took place. But we were so surprised at the state and condition of the building. No way my company was going to let a place like Brooke Dockyard which looked like it was falling into pieces to handle such an important task. We later learnt that they have relocated and this was a very very very very old site. Phew....
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We see children playing and taking baths here
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The state Mosque. I love the picture because the granduer of the building is futher accuented with the dark clouds and water
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Kuching Hilton
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A really expensive service apartment which i forgot its name. Superman was not impressed with the way it was designed.
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Khatulistiwa Cafe
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Buddha on the pillar of a Chinese Temple
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Look at the intricate sculpture
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The altar
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A completely random picture. Look at the number of summonses piling on up the car windscreen!

6 comments:

Alex said...

the riverside at Kuching is way better than the riverside here in Malacca. It`ll be nice if you walk along it during the night.

Ah Sha said...

oh em gee!
lovely pics........
;)

Johnny Ong said...

when i was in kuching a number of years back, i enjoyed the tour there too. looks like more interesting than in kl (maybe too long in kl for me, hehe)

Ohkulala said...

alex: yeah, its better than melaka's. did walk during the night, it looks even better than the daytime.

ah sha: hehe

johnny ong: for a change, kuching is very refreshing from the skyscrapers of KL

Fendy said...

nice shot!

[YeOp] said...

i've been to kuching during my internship.

where did u stay in kuching? harbour view? hilton? merdeka palace?

my most favourite place in kuching would be the sarawak cultural village (SCV).

the boat? it is called 'penambang'.

in a nutshell, kuching is a great place for vacation. :)