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rural families. Visitors travelling outside Kuching should food favourites) and a popular food court. There’s even
not miss the chance to visit a pepper garden. High- an indoor paintball arcade on the top loor!
quality Sarawak pepper and pepper-based products are
widely available in Kuching. More informaion from the The smaller city centre malls include
Malaysian Pepper Board, Shopping Centre (next to Riverside Majesic Hotel),
Sarawak Plaza (next to Grand Margherita Hotel), Hills
Potery: Kuching is well known for its unique, locally- (Jln Bukit Mata) and Tun Jugah (across the road from
inluenced Chinese potery. Most poteries are located Sarawak Plaza). Other good places for bargain huning
out of town on Jln Penrissen. Visitors are welcome to are Electra House (next to the Covered Market), Wisma
watch the poters at work. Just take a bus (CPL K3 or Hopoh (Jln P, Ramlee - good for shoes and eyewear) and
K6) or taxi and ask for the poteries. Many anique and Wisma Satok (Jln Satok). The India Street pedestrian
souvenir shops stock their wares. area and nearby Jln Gambier are good for texiles,
kitchenware and hardware. For imported foods and
Bird’s Nests: For centuries Sarawak has exported
fresh meat, the Ting & Ting Supermarket (Jln Tabuan
top quality bird’s nests to China. Today, a number of next to Borneo Hotel) is the best bet.
retailers in Kuching specialise in the sale and export of
these exoic delicacies. Prices are signiicantly cheaper Further aield, the major shopping malls include The
than elsewhere (e.g. Hong Kong, Singapore or West Spring and ST3 on Jln Simpang Tiga, Boulevard on Jln
Malaysia) and the quality is excellent. Datuk Tawi Sli, Hock Lee Centre on Jln Datuk Abang
Abdul Rahin and City One on Jln Song.
Film, Processing & Camera Repairs: Film processing
and digital prining laboratories are found all over SPORTS & RECREATION
town. Kingdom Photography (Jln Green Hill) is centrally
located and consistently produces good quality prints. All the 4 & 5-star hotels have itness centres with tennis
For camera repairs, Empress Studios (1B Jln India) are courts. Riverside Majesic also has a squash court.
fast, reliable and reasonably priced. For good prices on There is a public swimming pool on Jln Padungan just
digital video tape head to Top Photo (Jln Abell). past the Kuching City South Council oice complex.
Bookshops: For books on Sarawak and Borneo try Reservoir Park is a popular local jogging spot. Riverside
Superbowl is a 24-lane bowling centre situated in the
Mohamad Yahia & Sons (Basement, Sarawak Plaza - Riverside Complex. Damai Beach is the best area for
they also have some good maps), Benzamine Bookshop watersports (jet-skiing, windsuring, water-skiing) - see
(Jln Carpenter), Star Company (30 Main Bazaar) and the
Museum Shop & Café, which also has ediions of the Damai and Santubong secion for details.
Sarawak Museum Journal. For general books, novels
etc., try Popular Books (Tun Jugah Centre), Times Books If you are into deep sea ishing, Kuching is the ideal
(Riverside Complex) or MPH (the Spring). base, with excellent catches reported, mostly from
Tanjung Datu at the western ip of Sarawak. For further
Tradiional Music: CD’s of tradiional music from details and to arrange trips, contact the Sarawak
Sarawak can be found at the Museum Shop & Café, Anglers Associaion, Mr Alaric Soh, Tel: 014-6800000,
many handicrat shops on Main Bazaar and the shop at Email: For freshwater ishing,
the Sarawak Cultural Village. check with local tackle shops for venues, etc.
Computers & IT: If you need any computer or Golfers have a choice
smartphone equipment, sotware, accessories or of courses. The 36-hole
repairs, the places to head for are Wisma Saberkas (Jln Kelab Golf Sarawak
Tun Abang Haji Openg, CPL Bus K8 or K10-A) or One TJ at Petra Jaya is strictly
Shopping Mall (Jln Seia Raja, CPL Bus K8). members only. Tel:
Malls & Supermarkets 440966 for reciprocal
membership details. The
quaintly named Prison Golf Club on Jln Penrissen has 9
Plaza Merdeka, 88 Jln Pearl, is the most conveniently holes, green fees RM 40/60, caddies RM 6, Tel: 617209.
located mall for general shopping. Kuching’s newest The Arnold Palmer designed Damai Golf Course at
mall, located directly opposite Padang Merdeka, it
Santubong is described in the Damai and Santubong
ofers a host of designer secion. See page 12. For golfers wishing to avoid the
outlets, a Parkson tropical heat, the18-hole Hornbill Golf & Jungle Club
department store, a well- at Borneo Highlands Resort, 70 km from Kuching, is
stocked supermarket, located at over 1,000 metres aliide. Tel: 019-8280790,
dozens of dining outlets
(including all the fast-
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