My uncle took us to the Satok Market, a Kuching weekend indoor and outdoor farmers market where all kinds of food are sold. And the breadth and depth of scale is an eye-opener—nothing in Canada or US can compare to it. To look at everything, one would have to take at least half a day. We didn’t have time to see it all—we covered only a third. So here are the photos we took: Cleaning fish for a customer
The DBKU Orchid Garden is across the river, just opposite the Astana. It is a bit of a hike from the hotel in late morning heat. What a pleasant surprise! Sometimes a garden in this part of the world can be disappointing, but this 15.4 acre garden can rival most orchid gardens in the world for its breadth (over 75,000 plants of 82 genera). And free admission. Here are some photos from the visit.
Our uncle and aunt took us on a Sunday ride in the countryside, going through small towns and villages, coconut, banana, and palm oil plantations, pepper (as in white and black peppercorns) and rice fields, and longhouse communities to visit my cousin and his wife in their rural convenience shop. Here’s the river ferry Another rural roadside stalls—they are everywhere on rural roads It is good to see how people live, how simple their lives are, how little they have,…
Kuching is full of interesting local clothing and accessories for women and girls. And they are cheap. Here are some of the photos we took: