#GoCarTravels: Kuching, Sarawak! (Part 1)

“Let’s take the airport express!”

“NOPE”. She replied without a second thought, recalling the oh-so-exciting bag-lugging experience on the Heathrow express when we first stepped on the queen’s soil not too long ago.

This time round, I’ve ditched the trains and cabbies. I’ve taken the opportunity to try out our Hub2Hub system (still in the testing phase) where I can make a one-way journey to the airport without returning the car to its original spot. Not only I made it to the airport at my convenience and cheap, I’ve managed to stop at my local coffeeshop for a quick bite too. Magic.

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“Park (GoCar Designated Spot), End Session, Lock.”


Walked through the airline counters, dropped our bags, now we’re all set for a getaway.

Now you’ve probably heard of East Malaysia or rather Borneo and the first thing that pops up in your mind would be “OMG people there live on tress do they?” “Ain’t no better place than the west!”

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Something like this?

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“Probably what they do all day?”

No they don’t live on trees or weave all day! This is the cultural side of Sarawak and you’ll probably only find people living in houses like these would be away from the city. But if you’re keen to check out the swaggy long house, do drop by the Sarawak Cultural Village.

Where: Pantai Damai, Santubong.

Here’s a little glimpse of Kuching town…

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Retro shop houses, slow cruising cars the iconic river (and some crocodiles), far from what’s in your head eh?

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There are river cruise (nicer looking boats) service counters along the riverside so do check around. But if you prefer something humble like the above, welcome to the club.

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We all have that inner child that gets excited for boat rides but if boat rides isn’t your thing, go drop by the Old Court House.

The Old Court house, established in the 1800s, once housed the State Legislative Assembly is now a hip place for hangouts.

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Do have tea because it’s the most apt thing to do. 

The cafe that is housed in here is Chinahouse. Coffee, cakes, tea and everything in between.

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“Do you pour in milk first or tea first?” 

That would be all for this part. Be very excited for the next part because it’s gonna be all about the things that makes your tummy happy. Stay tuned!

Cheers!

Your Friendly Neighbourhood GoCar Fleet Guy

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