The City Of Meow

9 Oct

just recently i read an interesting news from the newspaper..

a girl from peninsular was crying after being offered an undergraduate program in UNIMAS..

not because she was too happy to get a place in this local public university..  but she was too SAD because she needs to leave her hometown to swim across the South China Sea to come to Sarawak..  somebody has told her that Sarawak is not well-developed, and the Sarawakian are staying on top of the trees..

well, sometimes we do hide inside the jungle, but not because we are staying on top of the trees..  we are actually just standing under the durian tree to wait for the durians to drop k..  hahaha..  :p

aiyo, xiao mei mei (little sister in Mandarin), don’t be so sad la..  let ko ko (elder brother in Hokkien) tell you something about Sarawak k..  ko ko already across the South China Sea more than 48 times..  no need to swim k..  just use belon (aeroplane in local Sarawak language)..  very simple..  very convenient..  only takes 1 hour 40 minutes..  :)

aiyoyo, don’t say Sarawak is not well-developed ma..  we are developing very well ok..  we are capable to organize international conference some more..

see, this is our Borneo Convention Center..  big leh..  :p   looks like the Olympic Stadium in China leh..  :p

we Sarawakian are all nice nice people..  we cucuk tanam, but we don’t cucuk belakang..  we are very friendly..  and our Orang Utan also very very friendly k..  :p

for your information, we have schools here as well..  so we know how to read..  and that’s why ko ko knows xiao mei mei you are crying out there from the newspaper..  :p   see, this is the primary school that ko ko attended..  the St’ Paul School..  hey, no play-play, the Sarawak 5th soon-to-be neurosurgeon was coming from this school k..  huhu..  :p

since you are coming to UNIMAS, let me show you some interesting places in Kuching k..  you see, our street so clean..  no traffic jam some more..  :p

ha..  this is the famous Carpenter Street..  here you can get all the stylish furniture, reference books, local souvenirs, both oriental and western foods..  most important, you will get blessing every time you come here, coz there are 2 Chinese Temples along this street..  :)

next to the Carpenter Street, you will see the General Post Office..  so you don’t have to worry if wanna send a packet of Kolo Mee back to your hometown for your mama..  :p

ha, you also can try the Middle Eastern cuisine in Kuching..  not need to swim so far to the Middle East countries k..

if you like hand craft, then you can get all the information here..  the Sarawak Craft Council..  :)

Kuching is full of historical places..  for example, the white fort at the Kuching Waterfront..  can you see the “cock” on the left top of the fort..?  it is actually part of the wind vane..  :)

it was built in 1879..

we Sarawakian don’t like fighting..  we want peace, peace and peace..  so you won’t find any army inside the fort..  the fort is now the gallery for Sarawak arts and crafts..  :)

let me show you the Sarawak River..  so calming..  peace in mind..  :)

Singapore has lion..  and we have buaya (crocodile)..

and our buaya is very environmental friendly..  see, it doesn’t spit to the river like what the lion did..  :p

you also can see our beautiful State Assembly Hall just across the Sungai Sarawak..

another view of the State Assembly Hall..  :)

if you are stressed out with your study, then just come here..  don’t get me wrong, i’m not asking you to jump into the river..  but just would like you to have a sampan ride (sampan = boat)..  calm your mind..  calm your mind..  :p

not far from the Waterfront, you will see this old Courthouse building..

it was built in 1874..  it has now become a famous place for wedding photo shooting..  and some couples are having their wedding ceremony and dinner here as well..  you may consider it too if you find your soul mate later in Sarawak..  :)

we also have a lot of nice, nice local food which you only can get the original taste here in Sarawak..  :)

for example..

the Korong Mee (aka Kolo Mee)..  yummy..  yummy..  :)

the Laksa Sarawak..  yummy..  yummy..  :)

the Kio Chiap Mee (tomato sauce noodle)..  yummy..  yummy..  :)

so, why think so much..???

get your ticket and fly to Sarawak now..  we welcome you..  Selamat Datai Ke Sarawak Bumi Kenyalang..!!!!!

 

12 Responses to “The City Of Meow”

  1. madz October 9, 2011 at 8:50 am #

    Heheheee…omigosh…i shud share this link…not only are the undergrads scared to fly over, but the newly trained specialists as well😛..

    • Simon Sim October 9, 2011 at 3:16 pm #

      hehe.. thanks for sharing this post with others.. 🙂

  2. Justina October 10, 2011 at 6:20 am #

    I miss Kolo Mee and Laksa.

    • Simon Sim October 10, 2011 at 7:50 pm #

      hi Justina.. u hav been to Sarawak before..? we welcome u again to Sarawak.. 🙂

  3. MaMabel October 10, 2011 at 9:29 am #

    those people in West Msia always has the wrong impression on us Swakian and Sabahan…they still believe that we are uncivilized people. They should take up challenge and try living here and experience it for themselves. tak kenal, maka tak cinta…

    • Simon Sim October 10, 2011 at 7:56 pm #

      hehe.. the media should introduce more about our culture and foods 🙂

  4. Jean October 11, 2011 at 10:56 am #

    I haven’t been to Borneo…nor to Asia at all. Yes, unbelievable. A Canadian-born.

    Great photos. Keep on telling the world about your corner of Borneo.

    • Simon Sim October 12, 2011 at 4:50 am #

      hi Jean.. thanks for sharing.. we welcome u to Borneo.. 🙂

  5. just Jules October 11, 2011 at 8:10 pm #

    hampeh punya budak hahahah ~ reminds me of my ignorant uni mates frm WMalaysia. They were like “oh we assumed you grew up overseas ‘cos your English is so good! Since you grew up in Sarawak, does that mean your Mum is white?” WTF on so many levels. I’d have beaten them up but the sad truth was that they weren’t trying to be mean/sarcastic, they were genuinely ignorant! My English and American mates knew more about Sarawak than they did *face-palm*

    Besides my rant ~ v nice post Simon! and I know when you took those BCCK pics hahah😉

    • Simon Sim October 12, 2011 at 4:53 am #

      haha.. thanks for sharing Jules.. 🙂

  6. Jim October 21, 2011 at 12:56 am #

    Any idea about Sabah and Sibu?
    Doing my HOship there soon…

    • Simon Sim October 24, 2011 at 11:52 pm #

      hi Jim.. if Sarawak u can choose Sarawak General Hospital.. if Sabah u can choose Hospital Queen Elizabeth.. these are largest general hospital in Sarawak and Sabah respectively.. u will see variety of cases, opportunity for posting in subspeciality unit, chances of doing different types of procedures.. however, the numbers of HO are increasing over the years in these hospitals.. so u need to work hard and try to “grab” the chances to do any procedure as much as possible.. 🙂

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