Thursday, November 24, 2011

Kuching walkaround

It takes a little bit more time to be accustomed back to blogger format as I have left it quite a while for facebook.
I have returned.
Now in Kuching, I have spent sometime walking around the city.
Kuching is a very moderate, sane town. It's traffic jams are reasonably well under controlled not merely due to slightly improved infrastructures but largely the attitude and temperaments of Sarawakians. Sarawakians are cool-headed and harmoniuos lot when compared to their Semenanjung counterparts. At the inset is a pedestrian footpath in the center of the city and speaks volumes of the efforts made to beautify the city.

There is so much of history and heritage in Kuching. The old stands gracefully with the new. Amidst a lush greenery the old Fort Margherita doesn't look alike abandoned compared with the new Sarawak state legislative building. The fort is becoming a tourist attraction.

In Petrajaya, I chanced upon this beautiful dome of the Jamek Mosque. The " Masjid Jamek" (Malay) is the state mosque and is situated in the political and administrative hub of Sarawak i.e. Petrajaya.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

# Re - activation of blogspot # ( my Sarawak ...2nd Ed.)

 Started by the Indian community at India Street, this supposedly 'Indian mosque' is now frequented more by Malays than Indians. But the date 1834 is worth a a photoshoot if you happen to be in Kuching.

 The yellow orchid above is native to Sarawak.  I have a few of them at my eco-farm in Bintulu.

Does it look like a tree house?  Apparently at Serikin this huge tree trunk holds up the roofing structure of this car parking lot.  Serikin is " Little Indonesia" , where Malaysian and foreigners shop for goods traded by Indonesians on Malaysian soil but the currency used is the  Malaysia Ringgit.