27th April 2014
Good things will always come to and end. So did my Kuching trip. It has been a memorable and educational trip and it was so hard for me to bid farewell to this beautiful city. Because of that, I decided to keep wandering on my last day there.
Early in the morning, Anis and I decided to take a bot costing RM 1 to go to the other side of the river.
Our mission: to buy Sarawak layered cakes which is one of the specialties of Sarawakians. I also intended to visit Fort Margherita and to see Astana up close but since time was so limited, I canceled that plan of mine.
Instead, I joined Anis walking along Jalan Brooke at Kampung Boyan to see the locals living their daily lives. Along our walking path under the hot scorching sun, I saw a lot of wooden houses
fishermen salting their fish
fish being dried under the sun
and people descending from the boat every now and then.
It was a remarkable view from the other side especially when there was a stark contrast between the two sides – of modernity and traditional. Of a city and rural. It was beautiful nonetheless.
Soon, we went to Amira cake house to buy the layered cakes after tasting almost each and every one of them. Yes, we could try before buying despite the fact that the sellers could not confirmed when asked about the expiry date. They could only confirmed that the cakes were newly made.
After our short shopping stint, we went back to the town centre area, bought souvenirs, checked out and headed to the airport to catch our flight back to KL. I just could not believe that the trip had come to an end.
It was fun hanging out with fellow travel bloggers especially since their names were much much bigger than me and I could learn a lot from them. As for Kuching, the city is so diverse I can relate myself to the city.
Will I ever return to Kuching, then?
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.