When I have some free time over the weekends, I took along my faithful camera out of the house and walked all around this hometown of mine, Kuching. It isn’t that difficult to get around really, though the public transport may be as unreliable as the local weather can be. Under the bright scorching sun beaming over this land of cats, I have enjoyed myself tremendously photographing the familiar scenes of Kuching.
So people who have not been to Kuching, or worse, have not seen photographs or even heard of Kuching before (especially those of you blardy ignorant west-Malaysians who believe blindly that we Sarawakians still live on trees and have no roads and airports), I hope this entry shall open up your eyes a little. Not that the views are excitingly breathtaking, but I believe Kuching is a unique place like no other. It is, after all, my dear home, and I love it very much.
What is there in Kuching you may ask?
Plenty of Open Free Spaces..
Long, High, Mountains and Hills..
Rivers, lots of Rivers..
A few of not so tall buildings sprouting out of no where…
Many Old Shops..
And of course, not to be missed…
Lots and Lots…
And lots and lots..
Of.. UGLY CAT STATUES !!
I love cats. People who know me know that I love cats. But I have to say, those statues are quite… unpretty.
Actually there are MORE nicer places around Kuching lar, maybe I will blog next time after I have the chance to photograph them properly. Chun Chow (click), shall we find a day out for photography?
Somehow, having a camera now (my camera is dying.. I can feel it), I look at Kuching in a different way. I never paid attention until I took my time to stand still and frame each snapshots. It may not be the most beautiful city in the world (cannot even make it lah come on) but somehow I managed to perceive it in various new perspectives now. The arrangement of the buildings and roads are so random, mostly being scattered and the planning has never been near anything systematic in comparison to other places in the world. Somewhere along the randomness, there is a hidden beauty that lives through the changes of time. I doubt there will be any serious change in Kuching for the next 10-20 years, and I seriously hope whatever development soon to happen, shall not alter the original distinctive beauty in it.
For my friends (some long lost ones too) returning to Kuching, welcome back !! I look forward to meeting all you people soon. MEOW !!
Side note: I noticed that I posted quite a number of entries with Kuching sceneries lately. Hmmm.. I need to blog something else soon, or people will get bored of Kuching.