Sunday, June 19, 2022

Tune Hotel Waterfront Kuching


Tune Hotel Waterfront Kuching is a budget hotel located at the heart of the city with just a stone throw away from Kuching Waterfront.


Surprisingly for a budget hotel, it has a spacious lobby and many seating areas. Water dispenser machine is also located at the lobby area for guests to refill their water bottle when needed.



The room here (RM 65) is quite small and hardly much room to move or keep my baggage. There is no room service during my 3 nights stay here unless one requested for it.

One of my friend who stayed next door had an unfortunate incident where the room turned out to be really smelly and had to request the housekeeping to change the whole bed sheet and pillow case.

As my room is facing Jalan Borneo, I did not experience much noisy traffic during my sleep time.

Friday, June 3, 2022

Oinks!

It used to be hard to find German themed restaurant in Sibu. For those who crave for German styled cooked pork, Oinks is the closest one can get in Sibu. Located at Hann's Residence, it is an ideal location to chill out and to enjoy some pork meals. 

One could opt to dine al fresco or indoor here. There are also a few selection of common draft beers but no German beer in their menu.

Babi bakar which they claimed as one of their best seller. It is basically roast pork marinated in their own sauce. Good to have with a few glasses of cold beer.

German sausage is kind of nice but the plate appears naked due to lack of side dishes.

Pork nugget is basically luncheon meat coated with flour and deep fried. Nothing particularly interesting.

I wish those foods are paired with sauerkraut and some German beers are available here. That would make a perfect outing here.

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Dinosaur in Borneo


There has been a Dinosaur in Borneo exhibition at Jalan Lau King Howe, Sibu for quite some time now until 29th May 2022. Entry price is RM 10 for adult and RM 5 for children.









There are about 10 types of dinosaur on display here. It is open around afternoon until night. I believe night is the best time to come as the light effect just enhanced the surrounding atmosphere.



The dinosaurs here are mainly made of rubber with some parts such as jaw, tail and arm been motorized to create some movement effect.




Towards the end of the exhibition is the panda world section where cute panda statues can be seen scattered around the greens.

Sunday, May 15, 2022

Fort Emma (2022)


My last visit to this fort was back in 2009. By looking back at my previous photos and the current one, the fort definitely been given a huge facelift over the year.








The fort itself been refurbished with its windows and doors been replaced to reminiscent its original design. It is now serves as the town museum.




Another iconic icon nearby the fort is the mermaid statue. The colour on the statue had faded but the mermaid is still as elegant as before.


I notice some coins were placed at the based of the statue probably for good luck.

Sunday, May 8, 2022

Kanowit Warriors Memorial Park


A warriors memorial park was constructed somewhere in 2018 in Kanowit to commemorate the sacrifice of the local police and army personnel who perished while defending the country during communist insurgency.


My last visit to Kanowit was in 2009 and this site used to be a basketball court just next to Fort Emma from my archive.



The name of the brave warriors are immortalized here. The monument is adorned by a hornbill statue which is synonymous to Sarawak.

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

SMK Sedaya Lama


SMK Sedaya Lama in Kanowit was one of the oldest government school in Sarawak. It was officiated on 26th April 1958 by Mr. D.C. White, the Sarawak Resident of the third Division.





This school has been relocated not far away from the current site and is now known as SMK Datuk Haji Abdul Rahman Yakub. With the relocation, the old school was left in disrepair.



It is sad to see how the school looks like now. Wish it could be restored to its former glory and preserved as part of the State's heritage.




This place is still a bustling place as a ferry point where people from this side of Kanowit communte across Kanowit River to the Kanowit town on the opposite bank.

Sunday, April 24, 2022

Chefway Cafe


Chefway Cafe is a relatively new restaurant in Sibu. It is located at Lorong Dr. Wong Soon Kai 4D, behind Kim Hock Supermarket. The restaurant served mainly western food and Wagyu beef is available here.


The interior decoration is simple, neat and comfortable. It is a quiet place to dine in or simply unwind with a few glass of beers or wine.


There are a few choices of draught beer here and a number of selection of wines. 


There are only 4 choices of coffee and I opted for hot Macchiato Caramel (RM 12). It comes in a huge mug with rich caramel taste.

Grilled chicken chop with black pepper sauce (RM 20) is quite standard with mashed potato underneath the chicken. 


Pan seared assam salmon (RM23 per 100g) is quite unique in the preparation. The salmon is served with a curry assam sauce which coated the salmon chunk. I never ate salmon in such manner and it is interesting the curry assam sauce goes really well with salmon.

Should I have another opportunity to dine here again, I will probably will like to try their Wagyu beef.