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Sunday, March 2, 2008

06 Kuching Trip

Kuching Map

AirAsia,Johor to Kuching 30/8/2006-2/9/2006

Kuching Airport
TAXIS-Airport to town is RM 17.50 – buy a coupon at the taxi stand at the airport. Town to airport is RM 15. Kuching taxis do not use meter so agree the fare first.

Bus-Airport to town is 30 min RM 1.60

Hotel-1) Kapit Hotel – 59,Jalan Padungan,Kuching,93100,Sarawak. Tel :082-244179 Fax : 082-410614 RM 46.00 per night.
2) Mandarin Hotel – 6,Jalan Green Hill , Kuching 937440 Sarawak. Tel : 082-418269 Fax : 082-410139. RM 45.00.
3) Orchid Inn – 2, Jalan Green Hill ,Tel : 082-411417 Fax : 082-411425.RM 40.00.

49th National Day
Sarawak Kolo mee
Sarawak Beef Mee
From Kuching to Santubong Kuching Resort RM 10 per person

Sarawak Cultural Village
Ticket: RM 45(Adult),RM 22.50(Child 6-12 years)


Rumah Iban (Rumah Panjang)
Rumah Penan
Rumah Orang Ulu

Rumah Melanau






Rumah Melayu



Santubong Fishing Village-This quaint fishing village is 32 km from Kuching and can be reached by express boat ,van or taxi from downtown Kuching. It has good beaches and is the site of several archaeological findings. Ancient Hindu and Buddhist rock carvings have been found around the Santubong River delta. During the Tang and Sung dynasties from the 9th till the 13th centuries, Santubong was an important trading centre. Santubong today can be reached by road across the Santubong Bridge .
http://www.santubongresort.com/

Kuching Waterfront-The Waterfront, now transformed into a landscaped esplanade, was an important place in the founding of Kuching. Its location on the Sarawak River was chosen not only for its strategic and commercial importance, but also for its enchanting natural beauty. In days gone by the river was the city's main highway. Present day life is still concentrated on the waterfront. A meander on the Kuching Waterfront is a walk through time; from Kuching's humble, ancient origins, to its status as a modern city. No visit to Kuching would be complete without a stroll on the modern esplanade, or to sit, relax and experience a Sarawakian sunset.


Kuching tunku Rayromeo abdul rahman
Satok Market-It is recommended that visitors to Kuching should spend a few hours at the Sunday Market at Jalan Satok, which besides selling the usual market produce may have antiques on sale. A place for unusual herbs, fruits, plants and animals, the Sunday market at Kuching's Jalan Satok is a colourful place to which the villagers bring their fresh jungle herbs and fruits not available elsewhere
The Cat Museum-The Cat Museum's cat artefacts displayed were previously on show for the first time at the National Museum, Kuala Lumpur, in 1987 as one of its gallery. Later it was brought to Kuching (The Cat City) under the care of Sarawak Museum and was put on display for the first time on 1 August 1988, when Kuching was proclaimed as a Cat City. Today, the collection of the exhibited materials from all over the world is one way of making the Cat Museum as a "Cat Information Centre". . Opening Hours Tuesday - Sunday (Including Public Holidays)9.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.Close on Monday. Bukit Siol, Jalan Semariang, Petra Jaya,93050 Kuching, Sarawak,East Malaysia.Tel : 082-446688 Ext. 805 .Fax : 082-44641.

Tua Pek Kong Temple-Located at Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman, the century-old Chinese temple is the oldest of its kind in Kuching. It is particularly famous for its Wang Kang celebration to commemorate the spirit of the dead. The temple was supposed to have been built as early as 1843.Today, the temple is also a place for the Buddhists to offer prayers during the many Buddhist festivals. Situated in the heart of Kuching. It is a 118 years old Buddhist temple. The oldest temple in Kuching which provides many buddhists to offer prayers during the many Buddhist festivals Situated in the heart of Kuching.
Zheng Ho park – Jalan Song
5 cans Ice Beer RM 11 ,ha ha ha ha ha ........Ha HA.....HA !
Tomato Mee



Count down in Solo Disco !!! 5,4,3,2,1 ........Merdeka !
Car Rental -1) Mahana Rent A Car, Tmn Sri Sarawak, Kuching 082-423435 ,
2) Mayflower Car Rental, Jln Satok, Kuching 082-410110 ,
3) Petra Jaya Car Rental Travel &Tours, 082-416755/33/90 ,
4) Pronto Car Rental&Serv, Jln Padungan, 082-237889 ,
5) RG Car-Hire&Serv, Jln Borneo, Kuching 082-239930 ,
Kelisa Rm 100, Wira Rm 150. per day.





七 星班 RM 7.00

Beer RM2.50 per/c






RM 1.00


Kampung Benuk






















History -At the beginning of the 19th century, Sarawak was a typical Malay principality, under the control of the Sultan of Brunei. Apart from occasional piracy on the coast and headhunting in the interior; Sarawak was peaceful. All of this changed when the Sultan of Brunei appointed a hugely unpopular Governor. The Malays and Bidayuhs of the Sarawak River revolted in 1836 and declared independence. An ugly guerrilla war ensued, which continued until 1839, when James Brooke, a young, wealthy Englishman arrived on the scene in his well-armed yacht, The Royalist.Brooke set himself up as a freelance adventurer and the Sultan’s uncle immediately asked him to help put down the rebellion. Brooke readily agreed. The spears and muskets of the rebels were no match for a modern warship and the conflict soon ended. As a reward, the grateful Sultan made Brooke the Rajah of Sarawak in 1841. Brooke was not content to rule over a small riverside town, and set out to pacify his new kingdom, with the help of the British Navy. At the time of his death in 1868, Sarawak was a relatively peaceful territory covering the area between Tanjung Datu (which is now the Indonesian border) and Kuching.James Brooke’s nephew Charles, who succeeded him, was no adventurer like his uncle, but an excellent administrator and politician. He set up a proper system of government, gradually expanding his area of control until it formed the present day Sarawak. His legacy is everywhere in Kuching. It was he who built the Astana, Fort Margherita, the Courthouse, the Sarawak Museum and many other fine buildings. Charles Brooke died in 1917, and was succeeded by his son, Charles Vyner Brooke, who built on his father’s achievements and improved the general administration of the state. In 1941 he set up State Council to oversee the passing of new laws, bringing the first stirrings of democracy to Sarawak. The rule of the State Council was short-lived, as the Japanese invaded at the end of the same year.
When the Japanese surrendered in September 1945, Sarawak came under Australian military administration. Vyner Brooke felt the state would be better off as a colony and ceded it to Britain. This move was very unpopular and resulted in the assassination of the Governor, Duncan Stewart, in 1949. Order was eventually restored and the colonial administration concentrated on preparing Sarawak for independence. In 1963, Sarawak and Sabah gained independence by joining with Malaya to form the new nation of Malaysia.

Johor Bahru Hash Chapters

JB HHH - Wednesday – Mixed ; 6.00pm (Founded : January 1967) by A. Lammers.Beer : CARLSBERG GUEST FEE: RM10-00 Contacts: Ice Cream Tel : 019-7711556.



TANJUNG PETRI HHH – Monday – Men ; 6.00pm (Founded : 9-11-1979)Beer : TIGER GUEST FEE: RM20-00 Contacts: Jaya Botak Tel : 019-7705007.



GUNUNG PULAI HHH – Tuesday – Men ; 6.00pm (Founded : 8-12-1998) by Koh Teng Chu.Beer : CARLSBERG GUEST FEE: RM20-00 Contacts: OKC GM Tel : 016-7120355.



JB HASH HOUSE HAZARDS – Thursday – Men; 6.00pm (Founded : 11-4-1996) by Simon Chan.Beer : TIGER GUEST FEE: RM20-00 Contacts: Lim Seng Bok Tel : 019-778 5577



KULAI HHH – Friday – Mixed ; 6.00pm (Founded : 2-3-1978) by Lam Chon Fa.Beer : CARLSBERG GUEST FEE: RM10-00 Contact: Ikan Bilis +6019 778 9925.



KOJAK HASH - Run every 2nd Friday of the month Mixed :5.30pm (Founded : 14th Aug 2009)By Moh Man Tai . RM 20.Contact : Moh Man Tai Tel : 012-7103306



JCSC HHH - Run every last Friday of the month – Mixed ; 6.00pm (Founded : 28-12-2007) .Beer : Tiger. GUEST FEE: RM20-00 Contacts: Bernard Tel : 016-7233330.



JB BICYCLE HASH - Friday -Mixed .5.30pm.Founded GM Lee Fook Heng ,Contact : Mongol Yap Tel : +6016 723 1331.



JB CITY HASH – Saturday – Mixed ; 5.30pm (Founded : 1-1-1994)by K.Y. Teh.Beer : CARLSBERG GUEST FEE: RM15-00 Contacts:Disco Singh Tel : 012-700 2868



KOTA TINGGI HHH – Sunday - Mixed ; 5.30pm (Founded on 31-12-1990) by James Ooi.Beer : CARLSBERG GUEST FEE: RM10-00 Contacts: KCB Tel : 019-770 4676.



SKUDAI HHH - Sunday- Mixed : 5:45pm. Guest Free : RM 10 .Contact : Double V 013-7754382.

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