Padungan is no stranger to people in Kuching. The famous Great White Cat statue is located in this area.
When I found out that there will be Food Safari going on at this place, I was so excited! Decided to check it out just now. Lo and behold! Surprised! Hahaha… I was a bit disappointed. It’s business as usual… Hmm… Where is Food Safari?!?!
Apparently, it’s a one-month campaign starting from 29 September to 28 October 2018. A campaign for you to try out the food that this old street has to offer. No food fair thingy… Silly me… Sorry to disappoint you hahaha… It’s great for locals and visitors to learn and discover the food and beverage scene in this area.
No food fair but still a good thing, you have one month to discover all the F&B in Padungan and be rewarded for it. If you live or work nearby or you’ve been eating at these places, you are rewarded for it. Still many places I’ve not try yet.
All you need to do is just grab the passport from any participating shop and start your journey to discover what Padungan has to offer. I collected mine from Meritin Hotel since I happened to park my car there. It’s also an excuse to step into the latest 3-star hotel in Kuching. Curious you know… As someone who worked in a hotel before(just two-year stint :P), I’m curious to see how other hotels are doing. Well… Hahaha… I just grab and go, didn’t really do much. Staffs were pretty attentive and friendly though.
Had my chap fun lunch at Country Kitchen and received my first stamp in the passport. Very simple, very easy. Collect at least 20 stamps to redeem some goodies from Meritin Hotel or Batik Boutique Hotel at Padungan. Collect another 20 to redeem again. You can check out Meritin Hotel’s FB(@meritinhotelkuching) page for more details.
Till then… Have fun exploring Padungan F&B scene.