Sunday, 27 November 2011

Sarawak_4-7 Nov 2011: Day 1

M* and I arrived in Kuching on Friday morning and made our way to Damai Puri Resort & Spa. We took a cab straight to Damai. On the way there, we enjoyed awesome and magnificent views...including Mount Santubong.


The awesome view from our hotel room

Upon settling our luggages in our room, we made our way to what we came to Damai for. The Sarawak Cultural Village. A definite must-do and must-see. M* and I thoroughly enjoyed our time there. It is a very educational and interactive experience, fun for all ages. SERIOUSLY!!! Bring your student ID to get the local rate. If not, you'd have to fork out RM60 for the ticket.


Strategising our move...Aim? To cover the whole village and make it in time for the 4 p.m. show
First meal in Sarawak...Sarawak laksa of course...

Me...bringing the freshly harvested pepper back to the farm
Yes, yes...i AM the madam of this house...
Making bahulu the traditional way...
M* learning to play gasing
M* learning about the benefits of tongkat ali


Getting my ULU tats ONNN!!!

Sexaaaayyy...the sexiness lasted only till evening tho...I am telling you, the downpour in Kuching is even more heavier than what we usually experience in the Semenanjung


I think deep down I am an ULU warrior princess...hahah
Come heed my call warriors!!!
Scary high stairs...OMG, imagine if the toilet was out in the woods and you have to urgently go out there to make number two??? 
This Iban dude was carrying the 20kg mortar with his teeth..good gawd...don't try this at home!!!!
Sexy ULU men getting their skillz onnn...
Rain or shine...must take a pic at Damai Beach before we go back to the city


My personal tips from Day 1:
  • If you want to stay in Damai with a more happening vibe, choose Damai Beach Resort. We initially wanted to stay there but what happened was that only later did we realise we had chosen Damai Puri Resort and Spa. We thought it was one and the same. Both are close to the cultural village. But from what I heard from the locals, Damai Beach Resort has a better lay out of the beach. Damai Puri was OK, the hotel is comparatively new to Damai Beach resort with its recent takeover and renovation..but it was kinda quiet, too quiet... the food choices at the hotel were honestly disappointing...poor maintenance (too bad cos' it does have potential)..and SNORREEEE...boring gilerrr...no activities etc (the spa choices are limited)
  • Food in Sarawak are generally not spicy, so for those who are die-hard "must-have-pedas/sambal" food, just bear with it and enjoy your time in Kuching
  • If you're still a student, you're in luck!!! Bring your student ID and get the local rate in purchasing your Sarawak Cultural Village ticket.
  • As usual, plan your getaway to ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience.
  • Bring a small umbrella with you always!!! When it rains, IT REALLY RAINSSS...
  • Bring your charger for the camera and an extra memory card...I had to delete some of the pictures I took by the second day so that I could take more pics...