FROM KUCHING WITH LOADS OF LOVE



Eiyo Fadneiras,

Welcome back to Fadima Mooneira. How are you guys doing lately? I hope you guys are doing good. I'm doing ok too. Syukur alhamdulillah. Today, I'm going to share some pictures from my Kuching, Sarawak vacation last month. Btw, I'm going to make this post short and simple. Let's begin with a summary of Kuching...


ABOUT KUCHING, SARAWAK

Map of Sarawak (Image: pinterest.com)

Kuching is the capital and the most populous city in the state of Sarawak in Malaysia. Kuching is situated on the Sarawak River at the southwest tip of Sarawak on the island of Borneo. Kuching is known for its uniqueness, charm, natural beauty, and romantic history.

Kuching means ‘cat’ in Bahasa Malaysia, and there was once a belief that that’s how the city got its name. Since Kuching got its name from cats, these creatures have become the symbol of the city. There's even a museum dedicated to cats. This city also provides tourists with amazing numbers of huge cat statues to look at and take pictures with. If you're a cat lover like me, you need to add Kuching to your bucket list ^_^

Okay, so this is my summary of Kuching. Now let's share some pictures...


#1 


The first picture is an image of the New Sarawak State Legislative Assembly Building. This building is the current state legislative complex of Sarawak. This is where state assemblymen from all over Sarawak meet and preside over debates. The complex is situated on the north bank of the Sarawak River between Astana Palace and Fort Margherita. It's the most popular and iconic landmark at Kuching Waterfront.



#2

The second picture is a view under the Darul Hana Bridge. The Darul Hana Bridge is situated at Kuching Waterfront. This bridge provides pedestrian access from the Kuching Waterfront in the south of the city to the New Sarawak State Legislative Assembly Building, the Botanical and Orchid Gardens, and beyond in the north. This bridge also provides pedestrian access from the surrounding villages to the city center attractions, such as the Plaza Merdeka shopping mall, the international hotels strip, and the cafés at the old Court House. The Darul Hana Bridge was opened in November 2017.



#3

Taadaa!!! Here's a picture of me in front of the Indian Mosque. The Indian Mosque is also known as the Floating Mosque. Yep, it's the only floating mosque in Kuching. This beautiful and unique mosque is one of the main attractions and landmarks at Kuching Waterfront. The best time to visit this beautiful mosque is in the evening during sunset time. The golden lights of the sunset flood this majestic mosque and make it picture perfect ^_^



#4

Cats are the symbol of Kuching. You can find giant cat statues everywhere in Kuching. Btw, taking one/two pictures with these statues is a must if you travel to Kuching.



#5

Voila!!! Here I am at the India Street Pedestrian Mall. This is the best place to shop in Kuching. Everything is very affordable here. Plus, it's quite easy to bargain ^_^



#6


Kuching is also known as a seafood heaven. Your Kuching trip wouldn't be complete if you did not dine at Top Spot and taste this yummy-licious omelet oyster. Top Spot is a rooftop food court located at UTC Sarawak. This food court only opens during nighttime.



#7

Since cats are the symbol of Kuching, the Kuching Cat Museum is another place you must visit if you travel to this beautiful city. This museum was founded in 1993 and it is owned by the Kuching North City Hall. The Kuching Cat Museum is located at Bangunan DBKU, Jalan Semariang, Petra Jaya.



#8

Eiyo everyone, the beautiful building behind me is the Natural History Museum of Sarawak. This museum is a must-visit if you travel to Kuching. Similar to the British Natural History Museum in London, this museum also provides you knowledge of Sarawak.



#9

The ninth picture is an image of me inside the Borneo Cultures Museum. This museum is new and it's also a must-visit place. The Borneo Cultures Museum is located in the centre of Kuching next to Padang Merdeka. This museum has five floors. The building is designed in a modern architectural style that reflects Sarawak’s unique traditional crafts and rich cultural heritage.



#10


Kuching is also known as a food heaven. Trying ice cream gula apong is a must in Kuching or anywhere in Sarawak. Gula apong is one of Sarawak’s specialty natural sugars. This ice cream is super delicious and rich. It's a hit among locals and tourists. Trust me, guys, you can't find ice cream gula apong outside of Sarawak.



#11


Your Kuching vacation won't be complete without a bowl of kolo mee. Kolo mee is another Sarawak delicacy you must not miss. Kolo Mee is a simple yet flavourful noodle dish. This noodle is originally created by the Chinese Sarawakian. Since this dish is so popular, a halal version of kolo mee has since been created. The halal kolo mee is usually served with slices of beef or chicken, fragrant fried shallots, and spring onions. The halal kolo mee also comes with a bowl of rich beef or chicken soup.



Okay, so these are the 11 pictures I selected to share with you guys. Thank you for reading this post. I'll see you guys again next week. Bonne weekend ^_^

XoXo,

Fadima Mooneira ^_^

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Comments

  1. I love the photos you shared here; it looks like you had the most wonderful time. I would love to wander around here and try some of the food!

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    1. Hope you will travel to Kuching soon, Molly. It’s a beautiful city.

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  2. What a fun post! You’re so pretty and the pictures are beautiful! I think my favorite picture would be the one of the assembly building! I like how you gave us a little information on Kuching like that their symbol is a cat and the other dates some monuments were built. I learned from this post. That’s what’s so fun about blogging! I get to meet fellow bloggers k]like you who travel and learn about the world through them! I don’t really do much traveling myself. I hope to do a little traveling eventually. I live in the United States. Have you ever visited the United States?

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    1. Yes. I grew up in Utah. I stayed there for 5 yeas (8 months old- 5 years old).

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  3. Absolutely loved this! I've never heard of this place it looks beautiful and you look like you had a great time! :) thanks for sharing! Great post!

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    1. Yeah, I did have a good holiday. Thank you 🥰

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  4. It looks like you had a wonderful time, these are great photos!

    Lucy Mary

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  5. Tasty ice cream and big cats. Looks like a fun place with beautiful buildings alongside the water.

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  6. It looks like you had a great time. You have shared some great photographs. Thank you for sharing.

    Lauren - bournemouthgirl

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  7. This is awesome city, you look gorgoues in these pictures. First time to know about this place but will be surely saving this to visit it in the future.

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    1. Auwww…… thank you, Fransic 💜💛💕

      Hope you will travel to Kuching in he future. It’s a good city to explore.

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  8. This a interesting post. The culture in Kuching is rich. It would be interesting to learn why cats are the symbol of Kuching.

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  9. You had me at the origin of Kuching's name - as a cat lover this is an immediate add to my travel bucket list! And how delicious does that ice cream look too. Glad you had a lovely break, Fadima, thank you for sharing your photos.

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    1. You’re welcome. Hope you will travel to Kuching one day.

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  10. What a wonderful and fun post. It's always nice being able to have a break. Lovely photos and I like the presentation. Thanks.

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  11. I loved seeing your photos from vacation in Kuching, and that's interesting to hear it means cat! I especially loved the photo of you and the cat statues, and I would love to visit the Kuching Cat Museum.

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    1. I hope will travel to Kuching one day. It's a lovely city to visit.

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  12. Looks like a great place to visit.

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