Four Points by Sheraton

6 Feb 2014 – Kuching, Sarawak

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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!

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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****

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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.

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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.

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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.

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B/W pix from 1930s & 40s in SIN.

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1950s in SIN and 1960s in Dublin.

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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.

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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.

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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 😦

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