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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Fishing Village in Kuching- Kampung Telaga Air.

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Kampung Telaga Air is located 40 minutes drive (by road) from Kuching City.
Kampung Telaga Air is a Malay fishing village and the Kampung Telaga Air Waterfront is where the Padawan Municipal Council held its annual Fishing Competition.
This village is famous for its Homestay Programme. Visitors are charged at a reasonable rate for this Homestay Programme. From this programme, visitors can experience the daily livelihood and traditional ways of living in this friendly Malay village.
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So what can you expected at Telaga Air..........
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Telaga Air is a working fishing village .The fishermen here are expert,they own they own boat and the price of fish is pretty steady.
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The fishermen here live in a nice spacious and comfortable traditional village house.The house are airy and well ventilated.Everybody's got telephone,electricity and TV and good running water supply.Most houses are facing or near the mouth of the Sarawak River with a typical views of river,waterfront and mangroves.The attraction here is fishing activity or fishing trip and river cruise exploring the mangrove of wetland .

Monday, January 4, 2010

My World Tuesday-A Day Trip to Annah Rais Village.

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Annah Rais belong to the Bidayuh tribe with over 80 families living in the long house.My research is that it had a written history of 175 years and unwritten of 500 years with 8 generation of Bidayuh who lived here.

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Annah Rais Village is not far from the Sarawak/Kalimatan Indonesia border as I can see our Malaysian Immigration & Custom office is located there.

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A Bidayuh maiden will serve  you a welcome drink  with  their local rice wine "TUAK".

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Enter the Village & the long house.

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Traditionally,the long house is one unit where many families occupy their own space in the divided only by manimal bamboo partition

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The Head House.............

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The Skull.........

Just don't miss the HEAD HOUSE...this is must visit house if you are at Annah Rais Longhouse .Perhaps 100 or more years ago head hunting was a common practice.They say the more head you collected meaning you are the most powerful person.

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The villagers use traditional sugar cane crush to make sugar cane juice.

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Annah Rais Village Hot Spring........

After the long house tour I went to the hot spring which is another 5 minutes drive from the village and followed by 3 to minutes walking through the jungle.

If you have chance to visit Sarawak , don't miss this little adventure ..just e mail me at uncleawang at G mail dot com.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

My World Tuesday-Telaga Air Fishing Village.

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Kampung Telaga Air is located 40 minutes drive (by road) from Kuching City.

Kampung Telaga Air is a Malay fishing village and the Kampung Telaga Air Waterfront is where most local visitors enjoy the scenery.

This village is famous for its Homestay Programme. Visitors are charged at a reasonable rate for this Homestay Programme. From this programme, visitors can experience the daily livelihood and traditional ways of living in this friendly Malay village.

For more information, please contact:

Lembaga Kemajuan Ikan Malaysia (LKIM) Tingkat 2, Bangunan Bank Negara, Jalan Satok, P. O. Box 2201, 93744 Kuching. Tel: 082-245481

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Welcome to Telaga Air fishing village.

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Telaga Air waterfront.

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With typical views of river, waterfront and mangroves. Added attractions include fishing trips and river cruises exploring the mangroves.

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Telaga Air will be the next tourist centre in the southern region of Sarawak especially upon the completion of the esplanade .The great advantages of staying at Telaga Air are cost and convenience. Prices are not fixed yet, but should be around RM 40 per room (RM 20 per person) including a very substantial local-style breakfast and unlimited tea and coffee. Fishing trips and other outings will be extra, but will be pegged firmly at local prices. Convenience is assured because you can book by phone through the Fisheries Development Authority in Kuching, who can also assist with transfers (40 minutes by car).

So have fun & enjoy your trip to Telaga Air fishing village in Kuching,Sarawak.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

JOM JALAN JALAN @ Kuching.

The moon after midnight. Image shot during sunrise at 06:00 am.Midnight ,Kuching has entertainment and nightlife to suit most taste.
Another Sarawak landmark to be completed before 2008 Merdeka Day.
Historic Building and the Brook Legacy.The Square Tower on the waterfront was built in 1879 as a fortress,fortunately never fired a shot .

Jom Makan "Bahasa Malaysia for "let's eat"
Must try local BBQ widely sold along road side of the Malay Kampong.



Jalan Jalan @ Kuching and saw this home base business .Kek Lapis Sarawak(Sarawak Layer Cake).The one Sarawakian delicacy besides ikan terubok,bubur pedas and laksa Sarawak that has truly put Sarawak on the nation's culinary is the kek lapis Sarawak.Kek lapis Saawak is a must "Buah Tangan" for visitors to bring back home.Anyone out there can suggest for "KEK LAPIS MALAYSIA".







On my Jalan Jalan I take this opportunity to mengabas(local for "pay a visit")my friend at Kampong Penglima Seman I saw this post along the road side "Abas Homestay".Abas home stay is closest to Kuching City center.The name Abas is derived from the word "Mengabas"in a local dialect which,loosely translated mean "pay a visit"
Home Stay:A great way to sample traditional life.




In Kuching,the word "home stay"hardly registers with most of the local-even for the point of tourists getting a blank starer from them for a simple qury like "Sir,can you direct me to the nearest homestay?"The concept is quite common in West Malaysia but here,it has not really caught due to lack of promotion.













Jom Jalan Jalan @Kuching."Bahasa Malaysia for "let's stroll around in Kuching).View of Kuching City from Malay village across river.
Jom Makan "Bahasa Malaysia for let's eat" this is one of the popular Malay restaurant around Kuching.Main menu Sarawak Specialities.
Must try Sarawak specialities at this restaurants.Come here only at 5pm till midnight...No lunch serve. Come to Kuching Sarawak for a truly unforgettable experience.