Thursday, March 19, 2009

India Street , Kuching

The historic India Street is worth a visit for traveler visiting Kuching. It is located within walking distance within Kuching city.

This arch marks the entrance of India Street

India Street got its name due the fact it used to be occupied by Indian shops during the colonial period

However, a stroll down the street will suggest otherwise as Malay, Indian and Chinese shops now occupied the street. The shops here sell all sort of stuffs such as clothes, jewellery, food and etc.

The street had been closed to vehicular traffic and converted to pedestrian mall in 1992.

Another interesting landmark while strolling India Street is the Indian Mosque Lane

This white arch in the middle of the India Street indicate the entrance of historic small lane. The small passageway act as a short cut from India Street to Gambier Street (the old wet market).

This is the gate leading to the Indian Mosque Lane

Inside the Indian Mosque Lane. The passageway had been restored to its original state since early1970s

The passageway is originally built as access to Indian Mosque (shown above) which is located between India Street and Gambier Street


pusangkalye said...

oh-----this one is very organized and clean and less crowded---- a great contrast to the one in Singapore I guess----keke

Kikey Loo said...

yah, agree with pusang-gala, this india street is very nice.

Kev said...

Hi I think I remember vaguely India Street. If i'm not mistaken, it's near the small bus station - can't remember the name of the place. I remember the dark green bus that I used to take to Penrissen (my friend's house) and to Serian/Sri Aman where my school's located.

I wonder if that has changed.

foongpc said...

Interesting place. May drop by here if I visit Kuching in future : )

Bengbeng said...

it is one of the places in Kch where history is seen.... i mean old world charm.. in other places, the modern buildings they look like any other place in the world.

Anonymous said...

yeah i agree with bengbeng, its a must go place in sarawak as we don't have many indians in sarawak. i love the smell of spices as i stroll down the india stree. and oh ya, the clothes are really cheap.

Reanaclaire said...

wah..u went in to take pics? so daring.. haha..

Gorgeous Ol' Eve Loves Vanilla. You? said...

I've been to India St. in KL and Penang. I'll remember Kuching's in future :)

escape said...

nice street. i think there's also a street here in manila that caters the indians. not sure though exactly where it is.