Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Bus In Kuching

Welcome to Kuching,when you come to kuching and using bus here,you can feel that you are still in 1980's with bus condition thats not change for several years.Even in miri,the bus has changed into modern buses and its make the comutte felt comfortable without bumpy ride,cool with aircond and nice seat.Riding in this buses its make no difference when you're using the bus in 1980's hehehe..

Some friends from other town of sarawak and other place from malaysia did comment about the bus here to me and i admit it..i dont know weither the government have any programmed to upgrade the system or just make it like this for another 10 or 20 years..The blue bus above is Chin Lian Long Bus,during my primary school years at S.R.B St theresa padungan i used it everyday .from my house(marine Police Base in Bintawa) to padungan and vice versa..the bus number 1s 19..so recently i used the same bus again(near to 20 years) and the bus condition is still same like in 1988..wahhh...no improvement at all ..what a shame lol...

Kuching is served by several major bus companies. The Sarawak Transport Company (traditionally green) have routes from Kuching to other smaller towns. A large portion of the buses in service are antiquated and not air conditioned. The fares are low. Although, the routes are poorly documented, the stops have no names and the buses not well known for being punctual - it is not difficult to get to places because Kuching is a friendly city and most are able to communicate in English. For tourists, the State Ministry of Tourism has provided bus shuttles to transport tourists around Kuching.

(pics by Khairul onggon:flickr)

Thursday, 6 November 2008

Last day of ceko market

Eventough cekor martket now is closed and waiting for demolished, i think its not to late to post about the old ceko market(sometimes its sound like cekor/cekur) so now the ceko market will become part of hidden history,future generation will know it from what they heard and what they see from internet and pics.

Its the final day from ceko market ,even now(november 2008)this old building wait to be demolished in any time and in near future, government will built the extension of Kuching Waterfront and maybe another so called five star hotel for rich and famous people..

So ceko name will only become history and nostalgia for all of us....

notice to shut down the cekor market which is from 15 June 2008.

a few hours before the closed of cekor market..

this is a protest by one of the hawkers at cekor market that dont want ceko hawkers pull out from that area.Some of the hawkers there have been in business there for more than 40 years and mostly have a strong relationship between them.

this combo pics showing protest by some hawkers against the government/DBKU action moved them to new stutong wet market.According to the hawkers,the location of new wet market is so far from town area,stating that the surrounding of Stutong Area are mainly high and ich people which considered by the hawkers are rarely buy the item from wet market and prefer to buy item from the modern supermarket.

Compare to the old wet market which is Ceko market aresurounded by middle life people from town area and nearby kampung.Furthermore for all this years,ceko is becoming centre attraction for tourists ecspecially from the west.They took pictires and buy some fresh goods and produce there.So.after ceko removed,they will be no tourist attraction there..and of course the tourist dont go to stutong area because the location is far from Kuching City Centre..