22 Oct 2012 @ Kuching
Kolok Mee breakfast at Sin Lian Shin is a must if you're in Kuching. The shop is located at Jalan Green, Kuching.
Wilson went work as we're left with our car to explore the rest of Kuching. First stop, Semenggoh Nature Reserve to take a peek at the Orangutans.
The Orangutans here live in their natural habitat and the people there will feed them with fruits every morning.
They're free to roam around the place and even get close to the visitors. But we're not allowed to touch them, only see them from afar.
It's interesting to see these gigantic apes swinging through the branches and doing stunts from tree to tree so effortlessly. And they are not shy to even pee in front of the visitors. Hahaha...
After seeing something so tame, we drove to the crocodile farm to watch the fearless animal in action.
At the entrance, there's a pond with lots of baby crocs.
We quickly wiggle our way to the main lake where the feeding time was about to start.
The staff will hang a slab of meat on the hook and roll it to the the middle of the lake. And we wait....
Not long after, you'll see the crocs jumping up from the water and "THUMP!" taking a huge bite on the meat. I never knew that crocodiles can jump out of the water to such height. It takes anything to get to the food I guess...
Around the farm were some animals too. Didn't post all of them but I particularly like this playful little Sun Bear all by himself.
We headed back to town before dark to catch a sampan ride over to the opposite bank to buy Kuih Lapis.
Sarawak is very famous for their colourful layer cake which comes with assorted flavours. The choices of cake flavours were so many that you can't even count with your fingers (and toes).
In the evening, we went to our hotel bar to redeem our free drink. At the same time, celebrated Cheryl and MengChew's birthdays. We bought 2 slices of cake as a surprise for them.
23 Oct 2012 @ Kuching
The last day of Kuching. We checked out of the hotel and walked along the streets.
Found this little Chinese Museum and decided to see what's inside. There was a mini movie clip on how Chinese from Mainland China settled down in various parts of Malaysia.
Then we walked around the mini museum to see the origins of different dialects. There's even a voice clip for you to listen to the way they speak their dialect.
Out of curiosity, I pressed on the FooChow button and heck, I understand NOTHING! Hahaha...
But I'm still proud to say that I'm a FooChow decendent, with no understanding of the dialect at all.
Other than that, there were some displays of Chinese schools, Chinese musical instruments and the common Chinese surnames.
A little down the road sits the oldest temple in Kuching - Tua Pek Kong Temple.
Although it's not a very big temple, but the architecture and carvings of the building was amazing. I always love to see beautiful structures.
While waiting for the time to board our flight, we went to a coffee shop for a drink to chill and relax. Some of them even went to buy kolok mee to bring home, seems like they really loved it.
For me, if I'd want to taste Kuching Kolok Mee again without having to travel that far, I'd go to Bangsar Lucky Garden for it. Taste wise is as good as the originals.
All in all, had a great time with my buddies and I've visited all the states in Malaysia! Woo-Hoo!! Billy, out.