SIGH… The haze is here!!! It’s smelly and it’s hot!!! *sneeze sneeze*
Warning: Bandwidth sucker is on your way!!!
It was supposed to be a simple lunch on Sunday. After lunch, we were invited by Sandra’s guests(we’ll just called them uncle and auntie) to join them on the river cruise. We rejected at first, then after some persuasions and uncle said he’ll treat us to the cruise and Sandra added that if less than 10 people, the cruise will be cancelled. So… Hehehe… OK… We agreed.
The 3 of us got 10% discount and for uncle and auntie, they are considered as senior citizens, they got 20% discount. To get this senior citizen discount, uncle had to ask them whether got discount or not else it would be normal fare. Hahaha… All together the total was RM150.50. It’s expensive hehehe… Thanks for the treat uncle and auntie. It’s not everyday you do this, summore people pay for you, I don’t think you will want to spend this kind of money (RM35 per adult) especially if you are a local. Right?
Left: The cruise ship.
Right: The top deck. It’s pretty hot up there. It’s better to take the Sunset Cruise if you can’t stand the heat and you will be able to enjoy the sunset of Kuching on the Sarawak River. Of course, it’s more expensive. However, if you are like us, want to take photos, then the Welcome Cruise is the choice.
The cruise is 1 hour and 15 minutes cruise. This is the ship interior. By the way, if you are wondering where to buy the tickets, you just go into the ship and buy the tickets. We were looking around for the ticketing counter at first until we asked some traders there.
The picture you are seeing here is the interior that is air-conditioned. To have a better view, it’s best to go to the upper deck.
Left: We started to sail.
Right: The new parliament in construction.
Left: People playing jetski. I want too but hahaha… Not in this river -.-“
Right: The Astana.
Left: The view of the back of Main Bazaar Market.
Right: Main Bazaar area. The tallest buiding you can see is Merdeka Palace(hotel). I can’t remember the name of the orange white building in the middle. Partially hidden is Electra House(place to shop).
Left: Brooke Dockyard, one of the historical building in Kuching. It’s still in use. The mosque that you can see on the right used to be our State Mosque.
Left: You can see DBKU building also.
Right: I think this is one of the ministers house. Very huge right? We “pay” it for him. Any idea who? Taib? The ship made a turned back from here.
Left: You can see fishermen doing their works along the river.
Right: Back to the Kuching Waterfront. There’s some events going on in conjunction of Kuching Festival.
Right:(L-R) Riverine Suite(very expensive apartment), Crowne Plaza(another hotel), Wisma Ting Pek Khiing(housed the Inland Revenue Office and CatsFM).
Heading to the Petanak Area wherer you can see fishing boats docked there. This is one of the places where they unload their catch and sell them at Petanak Market or Main Bazaar. The tall buidling at the far end is another apartment, I forgot the name 😛 Hehehe… Somebody stays there ocassionally hehehe… You know who you are *blek*
The city skyline.
Left: Somerset Gateway, apartments/offices building and Silkair office and OCBC are here.
Brown building: Tun Jugah Building.
Middle: Menara SEDC, Sarawak Plaza belongs to SEDC, they are sort of like in the same building and Holiday Inn is joined with Sarawak Plaza. Basically you can consider these 3 as one. 😛 I don’t know how to explain.
Right: Crowne Plaza, Riverine Suite, and Hilton.
This can be consider as Pending area.
Left: Yellow building is a shop row.
Second left: Crown Square.
Third left: Hock Lee Building.
The tallest buiding: STA(Sarawak Timber Association Building).
Right: I can’t remember what is the name of this building which housed RHB bank and one of the stock trading companies.
Before heading back to Kuching Waterfront, they performed a bit of traditional dance. This should be the Bidayuh dances. After that, we were given the opportunity to take pictures with the dancers 😛 Hehehe… I had mine taken too.
Hope you enjoy the cruise…