It was already nightfall by the time our Grab arrived at Kon Tiki Da Nang Hostel, our lodging place for the very first night in Vietnam! This was my second time travelling to Vietnam, yet the first time departing from Da Nang Airport. For this trip, we mainly stayed in hostel and homestays due to their very affordable pricing. Let’s check out Kon Tiki Da Nang Hostel!
Kuching, despite being the capital of Sarawak, was a perfect place for a weekends getaway from a bustling city life in Singapore. I absolutely was in love with Kuching’s slow pace after spending 3 days 2 nights on this island of Borneo, East Malaysia.
Being someone who fancies the urban city more than nature itself, I have visited and listed down some of the places which you might want to add to your bucket list when visiting Kuching. Since driving wasn’t an option for myself, all these places are easily accessible by cab.
No more excuses about ”I am not a nature lover” if I could enjoy my stay!
1) Sarawak Cultural Village
Despite not being in sequence based on ”favorites”, I could only say that Sarawak Cultural Village should be one of your priority when visiting Kuching. You get to explore the cultural heritage of Kuching as well as experience a touch of rural life.
I was extremely lucky that the annual #RWMF, Rainforest World Music Festival falls during the weekends I was in Kuching! Countless Malaysian and foreigners alike would flock over to Kuching just to attend this festival hosted at Sarawak Cultural Village. Check out my blog post here.
2) Kuching Waterfront
Strolling along Kuching Waterfront is a great way to admire the beauty of Sarawak River, be it in the day or night. I grabbed my dinner at one of the eateries along the river since I could enjoy such a splendid view. There were also countless food trucks parked along the road, offering food options such as burgers, snacks & drinks. I remembered buying back a few blocks of Kueh Lapis from one of the stores too. For those who dislike long distance walks/walking, you could opt to take the river cruise as well!
3) Kuching Cat Museum
Since the locals termed Kuching as the ”Cat City”, how could you not visit Kuching Cat Museum? Although the admission is FREE, a very small fee is needed for photography in the museum itself.
Its collection features cat paintings, cross stitch, jewelry, sculptures, miniatures, toys of anything ‘cat’ related and even iconic cats such as the Hello Kitty and Garfield were not spared. Do not miss the souvenir booth if you know friends who love anything to do with cats!
4) Pictures with Cat Statues
As the cab drove from Kuching International Airport to Pullman Kuching Hotel , I could already spot a few cat statues around the city! The city really pride and calls themselves the Cat City with countless of these cat statues scattered around. Go ahead and have fun posing for pictures with these lovely felines.
5) Main Bazaar & Carpenter Street
Being the oldest street in the city of Kuching, it is no wonder the Main Bazaar offers heritage in the form of architectures and crafts from these old stores. This is basically the place where you get to shop for souvenirs & food. There are plenty of coffee shops offering a taste of traditional yet mouth watering local Malaysian cuisines as well. I was so in love the char siew bao’s light and airy texture while my friend love the iconic Sarawak laksa.
Carpenter Street is basically close by, offering an almost similar experience to what the Main Bazaar has to offer.
6) Sarawak Textile Museum & Kuching Natural History Museum
For those who love history and culture, do visit Sarawak Texture Museum as well as Kuching Natural History Museum. Museums might not always seems to be popular destination to some but no harm gaining some historical insights that might impress your peers.
(PS/ Both museums are non related and in different locations)
I have decided to blog about Pullman Kuching Hotel where I stayed for 2 nights during my short trip to Kuching, Malaysia which was quite some time back. Since I have taken quite a decent amount of pictures at Pullman Kuching Hotel, why not just share my experience right?
As Singapore has lifted its Circuit Breaker measures and has progressed into post circuit breaker phrase 2, locals will once again be able to enjoy hotel staycations. Let me just reminisce the time I enjoyed my staycation at Carlton City Hotel Singapore last year.
Situated within the business district of Tanjong Pagar, Carlton City Hotel Singapore is pretty much accessible since the train station is less than 10 mins walk away and has a 100am shopping mall and many other dining options within its vicinity.
Are you someone like me who would love to have a little climb for a scenic view of the urban landscape instead of a hike up a mountain?
There are amazing things about climbing a city’s structure that would cause nature lovers to frown upon. We avoid the dirt and dust from the sandy slopes as the the concrete/stone steps would be way safer and bearable to the non adventurous. As nature lovers enjoy nature, we also could enjoy the beautiful architecture of the cities as we admire from a bird’s eye view. You might probably spot your favorite fast food joint from the point you are standing! Not only that, you would not be able to argue that the resting points within a building/structure could be way more comfortable!