6 Feb 2014 – Kuching, Sarawak
KCH is over-blogged since 2008. Been visiting at least once a year since then but this is the first time on a regular airline, Malaysian Airlines/MAS flying via Kuala Lumpur/KUL. Tiger Airways have unfortunately taken SIN-KCH off their route. Was able to get fares for under S$100 SIN-KCH-SIN then. AirAsia, the other budget airline’s fare for the required dates were much higher than MAS and this time round it was just under S$200 to fly MAS!
Mon: arrived in time for dinner with Chuan and Jack. Appreciations to Chuan for meeting me at the airport and for arranging dinner at The Dyak****
And first time staying in a hotel in KCH! Bro Lawrence’s house is pack as his whole family, John & family and Larry are here to celebrate the Big 80! Bro in law Michael, sis Joyce, bro Leslie&Ivy and I stayed in the Four Points by Sheraton**** hosted by the owner of the hotel.
Tue: thank you Tan Sri Ting for a wonderful stay in a pent-house room with a view and a private memorable lunch of fresh fish, prawns, etc specially prepared under the instructions of Mrs Ting.
Happy 80th Birthday to #1 bro Lawrence. Blessed to have brothers and tonight at the Sarawak Club with family and friends, we celebrated with delicious food, champagne and wine. Thank you Lawrence&Mabel, John&Francesca, Justin, Sabine and Larry. Good to catch up with many of Mabel’s family.
B/W pix from 1930s & 40s in SIN.
1950s in SIN and 1960s in Dublin.
Wed: lunched at Imperial Duck***Sago pudding and tea (unusual Irish flag colours!) in Damai Beach Resort (pleasant 1hr drive) and dinner at The Dyak****for Les&Ivy to try. Glad that they enjoyed the food there too! Night-cap at Les&Ivy’s suite was a perfect way to end this lovely evening.
Thu: KCH laksa with Angelina, Raymond&Agnes and Larry. Apologies Angelina, had to start without you but glad to have some minutes to catch up even though it was a bit of a rush. Had to pack and the plane will not wait. Sorry to miss Kurt who will be arriving from Belgium later.
Tkx Chuan for the ride to the airport and some minutes over a cuppa. The MAS landing from KUL-SIN was the worst ever experienced, thought for a moment that it would be the end… 🙂
Too much of a good thing can be wonderful – Mae West
But as the years pile on, too much of a good thing can make one feel unwell 🙁