Saturday, October 30, 2021
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Sunday, October 24, 2021
Thursday, October 21, 2021
During my younger day Riverside Shopping Complex used to be a go to shopping complex until bigger and more modern malls started to make their presence in Kuching.
I was rather shocked with its current scenario now. Parkson used to be the main tenant here and they had totally moved out. The shelves which once used to display all sort of merchandises are still visible.
There are now many empty retail spaces with some businesses still hanging on. This place has seen a better day.
The shopping complex is ideally located at the city centre with the waterfront just opposite it. However, it might find it hard to survive as it will still need to compete with other newer malls.
Tuesday, October 19, 2021
The Borneo Convention Centre Kuching also known as BCCK is a dedicated convention centre in Kuching. It is located at Kuching Isthmus which is surrounded by industrial area and is about 8km from the city.
From far, BCCK roof design reminds me of the Putrajaya International Convention Centre. The common area is quite spacious.
Various countries' flags are hung over the ceiling. There is still room at the common area to accommodate a few more banquet tables.
The VIP holding room is quite plush with luxurious white sofas and ceiling lights.
The banquet hall is the largest hall at this convention centre with a capacity of 2000 delegates.
There are also a few more meeting rooms of various size and capacity. This is my first time here and I find the facilities here satisfactory.
The only downside is probably the quality of the food served by the restaurant here. There is no buffet style dining due to the latest procedure and delegates are confined to their own table only.
Saturday, October 16, 2021
My last stay at The LimeTree Hotel was in 2012 and I decided to stay here again recently as this hotel has never been a quarantine hotel in Kuching during the pandemic. My last stay here was about 9 years ago. I had a pleasant experience back then and I expect the same this time around.
There aren't many guests staying here this week and the lobby area is mostly quiet during my entire stay. The hotel is still well maintained after all these years.
I booked a standard room (RM 110.50) which is quite small but it is not an issue if one is travelling alone. The important thing is that the room is always clean and comfortable.
Guests are given complimentary breakfast. There are no more buffet and breakfast is served by 7am. I was not given any choice on what I prefer and they just serve what is available on the day. Wish they could serve breakfast as early as 6.30am. It is also a good thing that they rotate the breakfast menu every morning.
Will I come back to this hotel to stay again? Without a doubt. This is one of my favourite afoordable hotel in Kuching