Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Lung Ching Cafe

Lung Ching Cafe is an unassuming coffee shop located in Lorong Lada 8, Sibu. It is quite a surprise to find a hidden gem so deep into Lanang Road and surrounded by small industries. The place is always packed in the early morning and there should be some tables available to dine in by 8am.

There are many local dishes available here but I was recommended to try their "Zhou Cai Hung Ang". This dish is not a disappointment with its rich broth. It also comes with meat balls and egg. It is probably one of the best "Zhou Cai Hung Ang" I ever had.

There are more dishes worth trying such as kampua, laksa, fried noodle and kompia which I reckon will blow me away.

Saturday, January 15, 2022

Riverside Majestic Astana Wing

Riverside Majestic Hotel has been around Kuching for some time now. In 2018, they added another wing to it, called the Astana Wing. At the time of writing, the original Riverside Majestic Hotel (now known as Puteri Wing) is currently closed and undergone complete upgrading.

The hotel is quite strategic as its main entrance provide a scenic view of Kuching Waterfront, Fort Margherita and the State Assembly Building.

The hotel lobby is not exactly at the ground floor and guest would have to take either the escalator or elevator up to the first floor. 

The room is properly cleaned, sterilized and sealed before any guest check into the room. Guest would have to break the room seal before entering the room.

The superior room size (RM 154.32) is just right for me. The air conditioner speed can be adjusted and the window can be left ajar to let fresh air into the room. There are 2 types of pillows with different thickness and firmness which really help in my sleep.

The room view offers a good view of the city centre and the Sarawak River. I could barely hear the traffic below and this helps in my sleep here.

The hotel do not prepare any bottled water for the guest as they are against the single use plastic. Guest can get purified water from the water purifier dispensers available along the corridors.

This hotel also offers its own version of Sarawak Sling which is a concoction of Tuak, White Bacardi, Peter Heering, Pineapple Syrup, Grenadine Syrup and soda water.

Saturday, January 1, 2022

Belawai Beach

Belawai beach is located around 100km from Sibu and is the nearest and easily accessible beach for the people of Sibu. It will takes about 90 minutes drive from Sibu and it is still a bumpy ride due to less than ideal road condition.

The beach here is consider clean with its white sandy beach. The beach is usually crowded during the weekend and public holiday.

The Iftitah Restaurant which is well known for its Nasi Briyani is located here. They have a branch in Sibu but I was told the outlet here serve the best Nasi Briyani.

Basic accommodation is available here with barbeque set readily available.

This place could be developed further so better facilities could be established to cater for the travellers who seek more comfort at this beach

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Mulu Deer Cave

Deer Cave is the world's largest cave at 2km long and 174m high. The cave got its name as this is the area where the deer used to shelter. Nowadays, the deer is nowhere to be seen.

Just as we about to enter the cave, there is a red post box stand. This happen to be the first post box in Unesco World Heritage Cave.

The cave is huge that it is said it can accommodate 40 Boeing 747s. It is pretty dark inside the cave. A powerful torch light could be useful.

One of the highlight of the cave is the view at certain angle while inside the cave which bears a resemblance of the profile of Abraham Lincoln. This is due to the specific formation near the cave entrance.

The cave is home to many species of bats. Around 5 to 6pm, millions of bats will exit the cave which is awe inspiring sight when viewed from the bat observatory.

Friday, December 24, 2021

Mulu Lang Cave

Lang Cave is a 3km walk from the Mulu National Park. This cave is basically just a stone throw away from the more well known cave, Deer Cave.

Lang Cave was not discovered at the same time as the nearby Deer Cave. From what I been told, a native with the name of Lang found this cave by accident. Hence, the name of the cave.

Lang Cave is really beautiful in the inside; with interesting stalactites and stalagmite. For taller person, it is recommended to watch up for your head as I myself had a few close call.