Saturday, August 16, 2008

Kenyalang - a place full of the unexpected !

You find me here, Kenyalang, at least a couple of times a month.

Filled with old shop houses, you'll find an impressive range of products - if you're patient.

This place is popular with the older folks around here; not surprising considering that it's been around for a while.

They are telling me that it used to be real "happening" with a cinema, concert hall and one of the earliest air-conditioned shopping malls.

These days, the mall is filled with mobile phone shops, CDs/DVDs and boutiques aimed at the young ones.

Far from dead folks, far from dead.....

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Faces of Sarawak.

Some are folks I meet everyday, others are "rub shoulders" encounters and a couple are shot from a distance.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

If I could turn back time.

When I first arrived, it was during the time that the economy went southwards every where in world; Singapore was not spared. I aborted my slumping business and started looking for new opportunities elsewhere.

With a bunch of Sarawakian friends who were working in Singapore then, we decided to start up a landscaping business in Kuching; one of them comes from a long line of landscapers in her family.

Well, more about my landscaping experience later.

These days, I am working as a consultant specializing in traditional martial arts and in the scope of what I do, I travel throughout Sarawak to meet and interview masters “hidden” in our midst.

I been to as far as Miri and in the vicinity of Kuching, Siniawan and Siburan are some of the locations that I frequent.

Love these 2 places; for a city boy like me, it’s so refreshing to experience a rhythm and pace of life that belongs to another time …. Words just fail me here….

Monday, August 11, 2008

Kuching - a video tour.

Ahem, ahem, I got clips on Kuching, Sibu etc etc "hidden" in my other blogs....

So doing a little housekeeping and collecting all those to be pasted here.

Be kind!

I see red, green, yellow ...... yes !

Aha, looks like the colors are back. These are spanking new and already, it's colorfully promising.

Can't wait for the place to be completed....

This site is along Jalan Tun Jugah....

Saturday, August 9, 2008

The rainbow connection.

Colors, bright brilliant colors – in certain parts of Kuching town, you cannot help but notice how folks love to display everything colorfully…

From facades of houses, shops and even goods they display for sales, the juxtapositions of bright bold colors are so conspicuous…

And none of your implicit pastel colors too – we talking dazzling here folks!

However, these days some 5 years on, I am beginning to see more “minimalist” color schemes with the newer townships and shopping malls.

You know - cold sanitized colors with almost no character that makes everything so uniformly conforming ……

Where is the life?

I say bring back the colors – it’s salsa time!