Kuching waterfront is located right in the middle of town. It stretches from Riverbank Suite to Gambier market, about a kilometer in all. It’s a nice place to be any time of the day. There are trees and park benches every where. And in the evening the food stalls will start their business of local food, mee goreng (fried noodle Malay style), roti john (hot dog local style), kebabs, popcorn, ice cream, etc etc.

waterfront

waterfront

waterfront

waterfront

Looking across Sarawak River…that’s the jetty..

waterfront

…and this is the sampan (row boat).. err.. don’t let that oars fool you.. they have fixed an outboard motor behind… 😉 This sampans have been ferrying people to and fro Petra Jaya and town and it costs only about 50 cents per trip per person. You can charter the sampan for a 15-20min ride along Sarawak River for RM15 or so. (please bargain before boarding!!)

waterfront

Someone fishing by the river bank…

waterfront

This picture has taken part of Main Bazaar.. further into the lane is Carpenter Street… and that tall building in the middle of the picture is Merdeka Palace.

waterfront

waterfront

I just love this tapestry of mosaic along waterfront!!! Just love it and I’m proud of whosoever made it!

waterfront

And this one looks like a weaved tatami.

waterfront

waterfront

A little description of the sculpture by Ramlan Abdullah (1994) entitled “Celebration of Sarawak”:

“The tripod structure embedded in the solid rock (earth) symbolises the stability and strength of Sarawak State. The ladder or tangga demonstrates the route to prosperity.

The funnel portrays the co-operation and success of politics, economy and society.

The cone form is derived from the Bidayuh warrior and symbolises progressive society and shelter.

The crowning Hornbill of Kenyalang is revered as a diety and protector of the indigenous people of Sarawak.

The traditional motifs of Sarawak and the funnel and the cone form a rhythmic pattern to celebrate the dynamic State of Sarawak.”

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