Travel: Kuching, Sarawak

If you only have a day in Kuching and what can you do? For most Asian, we will find food. Head to Carpenter Street at the old town, you can have a bowl of Kueh Chap. It is basically a mixture of pork intestine, meat and deep fried tofu in an herbal soup. While you are at it, order the famous pork satay too. It sure is delicious. Not many places in West Malaysia can find pork satay and the way of cooking is different also. This place is not difficult to find as the food court is right front of a Chinese temple at Carpenter Street.

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Ok, now you are full. How about a river cruise? There are a few types of river cruise that you can opt for. From a budget sampan to a beautiful boat with meals offered. Of course, we were the adventurous people and we took a small sampan that ferry people across the Sarawak River. It only costs us MYR50 for the whole sampan and a total of 5 persons. It took us about an hour for the whole journey but don’t expect any introductory narrator. Anyway, our purposed was to kill time before our flight. Head to one of the wharf below and you can see many of these sampans.

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The cruise itself… It was all quiet except for the motor on the boat and our laughter.

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Alternatively, you can also opt for this type of river cruise.


More time to kill? Well, take stroll around the city center or have a cup of drink at Starbuck in the Plaza Merdeka.

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Before ending the day, head to Topspot Food Court for a delicious fresh seafood. We ordered Giant River Prawns (Udang Galah), fried squid, a medium size fish cooked in curry and the famous Paku-Pakis Midin vegetable. And all that, only MYR40 per person. They open at 5pm every day.

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