It was a hot and humid afternoon as I was walking along the Kuching waterfront. Shooting here and there. Looking out for penambangs, those multicolored wooden boats that crisscross the Sungai Sarawak (Sarawak River) transporting passengers. And an old man called out from behind a wooden counter: “Sarawak river cruise, come…” His voice trailed. And called again. Being a visitor, I came close and listened to his offer. “Sarawak River cruise for an hour! Discounted at just RM 19…” and pointing to the time: 1430H….Continue Reading “Dispatch: A seasoned tour guide in Kuching”

It was already late afternoon when the AirAsia Zest plane, still painted with its old logo, landed at Miri Airport. Smoothly. And we passengers, probably just around 20, spilled out of the plane and onto the tarmac, walking to the main building. Finally. Sarawak. Malaysia. Borneo. I actually had second thoughts of doing this trip, a promotional fare by AirAsia Zest, being a new route. But then, why not? I haven’t been to Borneo. My trip to Kota Kinabalu last year (December) didn’t push through…Continue Reading “Dispatch: Touchdown Miri”