KUCHING PHOTOSET + SHORT INTRODUCTION
(TL): If you're ever in the area, go to The Spring and look for this cafe called "Madeleine Cafe & Patisserie", it has this slight Parisian vibe to it and I highly recommend the desserts, unfortunately I didn't get to try the pastries as I was too full from Nando's beforehand, but recommendations from locals is that they're one of the best around.
- Opening Hours: 1000-2200
- Address: The Spring Shopping Mall, Jln Spg 3, Kpg Kenyalang Park, 93300 Kuching
- Tel: +60 82 235 853
- Opening Hours: 1800-0100
- Address: 80, Jalan Wayang, 93000 Kuching
- Tel: +60 82 259 450
(BL): Small selection of confectionery from "Madeleine Cafe & Patisserie".
(BR): This lovely piece of architecture is known as The Old Courthouse. Built in the 1870's, if not mistaken under Charles Brooke's reign, the old courthouse was the administrative heart of Sarawak. And years went by and historical events happened and now it has been converted to the Sarawak tourism board if I'm not mistaken. It is now filled with lots of funky cafes. There's nothing extremely extravagant here but it's somewhere worth popping over to for some good shots and cake if you're close by.
- Opening Hours: 0900-0000
- Address: Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg, 93000 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
- Tel: +60 82 417 601
In all honesty, I don't remember Kuching being so groovy, then again, I don't really remember much from my last trip to Kuching aside from the fact that the food was amazing. It's refreshing to see so much has changed, but at the same time it also fills you with nostalgia because there's still a sense of "the old days".
(TL): First time trying Nando's at The Spring, probably would give it like a 7/10, not because it wasn't good or anything, but I guess I'm just not really a fan of the food itself?
(TL): This is the Lau Ya Keng Temple, beautiful like every other religious architecture. But what I want to say here is that across this temple, is a food court, and here's a pro tip: When in Kuching, eat Kuching Laksa and Kolo Mee. (Personal opinion but they serve the best I've had.) Specifically eat Kuching Laksa and Kolo Mee at the food court across this temple. They also serve pork satay but it's only available in the afternoon/evening.
- Opening Hours: 1000-2300
- Address: 19, Lebuh Carpenter, 93000 Kuching
(BR): Snapshot of pastries taken at Madeleine Cafe & Patisserie.
I guess Kuching is somewhere you could visit for about a week tops? (Personal opinion, anyway). Aside from eating, there really isn't much to do, it's either that or maybe I didn't have a local to bring me around. Worth the trip, nonetheless.
(TL): Drunk Monkey Old Street Bar, one of the relatively popular places in Kuching, unfortunately I didn't actually get to test out the food or ambiance there as they open only from afternoon onwards and I happened to stumble across it in the morning. Pop by if you're ever around and lemme know if it lives up to its reputation.
- Opening Hours: 1400-0200
- Address: 68, Jalan Carpenter, 93000 Kuching
- Tel: + 60 16 864 9222
(BL) : If you stare hard enough, you can spot a man hiding behind his newspaper, he peeked several times from behind the papers while I was tryna take a decent picture of the storefront. On another note, I haven't seen shops like these around for quite some time now, makes it feel like you've stepped back in time for a bit there.
(BR) : You probably can't see it in this picture as the I've reduced the image size but metal boxes have Chinese writings on them and upon closer inspection, apparently they were used to keep tea leaves or medicine back in the older days. This particular cafe was located at Kuching Old Courthouse, and all I remember was that the chocolate cake was made of chocolatey goodness.
We didn't stay long in Kuching as it was a short, sort of spur of the moment 5 days 4 nights trip. We stayed at a serviced apartment right across The Spring, it was a 2 beds, 2 baths apartment which also comes with a living room, a small kitchen and a huge ass (but unfortunately empty) balcony. I like the location of the apartment in all honesty, there were lots of little eateries right below the building (which we didn't have enough time to try sadly) and it was a 3 to 4 minutes walk away to The Spring. It's relatively easy to get around via apps like GrabCar and such, however, we decided to rent a car instead. Aside from eating, eating and more eating, we didn't really do much. Would I go back though? Definitely.
- Address: No 55, Jalan Simpang 3, 93350, Kuching
- Tel: + 60 82 281 888
- E-mail: email@example.com
Everything was taken on the iPhone 7 Plus and then processed using VSCO.