After checked-in, it was free and easy! One of the best times for me when going somewhere on tours is during free and easy slot. It means that I could wander on my own, to walk anywhere on my own free will. So, I slept for awhile in the hotel room and in the evening, I walked at the Waterfront area.
The Waterfront is very near to Tune Hotel and it is even nearer if you stay at Hilton Kuching. From Tune Hotel, I walked downwards towards the riverside and walked along the pedestrian walk area.
It was very beautiful and relaxing to walk at the Waterfront in the evening. I walked pass by a restaurant with a traditional Sarawak designs. There were people selling food and drinks along the pedestrian walk.
One thing I like when walking at a newly-visited place is to people-watch. I saw a couple sitting on the bench reading book and jotting down notes by the river, an uncle sitting alone, people taking photographs with the river as the backdrop.
I just walked and walked and immersed in the moment. Sometimes, I read the history of Sarawak on the pedestrian walk. The pedestrian walk has a part called as the ‘history walk’ where history plates are embedded on the walk.
It was fun learning history through this way because history in Sarawak is totally different than Peninsula Malaysia. Sarawak is the only state with a white rajah who has nothing to do with the British royalty.
A few kms of walking and I reached the famous State Assembly building. The building was built with traditional Sarawak motifs and from across the river, the building looks majestic, especially with the reflection on the river.
I took some photos of the building before continuing my walk to the end of the waterfront.
I sat for awhile before walking to an old building which enticed me to explore.
I would like to personally thank the Sarawak Tourism Board and Tune Hotels for making this trip possible and to Planet Borneo for the hospitality throughout the trip. This trip was held in conjunction with the International Bornean Frog Race 2014.