Sunday, 25 December 2011

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Once Upon a Time - Cekor

Another piece of lost History in Kuching area,part of Cekor /Ceko market.Demolish sometime in 2007 (or maybe 2008) for development of Kuching waterfront.Now,there is no single trace of Cekor here,only waterfront and parking spaces.Only photos and stories of demolished building ill be inherit by next generations.

Credit To : Daisy star

View from Kuching waterfront.Building of Istana where the official house of Tuan Yang Terutama Gabenor Sarawak.(Sarawak Governor) .On the left side is Kampung Sungai Bedil.if translate to English,Sungai = River ,Bedil = Cannon..i dont know where does the origin of this place came from,maybe the cannon from this Village is near to this Kampung,and that's ho this place name according to Cannon and the river..(just my assumption hehehe)

Kek Lapis Dayang Salhah





Kek lapis Sarawak adalah satu trademark di Sarawak umumnya dan di Kuching khususnya,terdapat pelbagai jenis Kek lapis dengan pelbagai nama dan gelaran mengikut rasa,warna dan ke kreatifan pengusaha kek lapis.

Di antara penguasaha terawal kek lapis di sarawak yang telah menempa nama dan terkenal di seluruh Malaysia ialah Puan Dayang Salhah,yang beroperasi di rumahnya sendiri di Kampung Boyan Kuching,Sarawak.Dengan lokasi yang strategik amat mudah warga tempatan dan pelancong yang datang dari luar kuching untuk ke kedai Dayang Salhah ini..



Kampung Boyan terletak berseberang dengan Segitiga Emas Kuching yang menempatkan beberapa Hotel 4 dan 5 bintang serta beberapa pusat membeli belah,pelancong yang tinggal di Hotel di kawasan ini hanya memerlukan Perahu tambang sahaja untuk ke seberang dengan bayaran 0.50 sen seorang.X adalah lokasi kedai Kek Lapis Dayang Salhah,beroperasi dari pagi hingga tengah malam..jika anda menaiki perahu tambang,anda akan hanya berjalan kaki sekitar lebih kurang lima minit untuk sampai ke sana.

Selain Kedai Kek lapis Dayang salhah,banyak lagi kedai kek lapis yang tumbuh seperti cendawan selepas hujan di sekitar Kampung Boyan dan Kampung Gersik,pilihan adalah di tangan pengguna.Lain orang mungkin mempunyai lain citarasanya namun begitu Kedai Kek Lapis Dayang Salhah masih lagi mempunyai peminat dan penyokong yang setia.Kalau ke kuching,jangan lupa singgah di sini..ok..

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Central Police Station Kuching

Kuching Central Police Station sometime in 1960's
Kuching Central Police Station in 2010
Central Police Station Kuching considered as one of Historical Building in Kuching,located near to Padang Merdeka..considered as center or central of Kuching area(yesteryear) nowadays Kuching city become bigger and bigger and so this location cannot be call as centre anymore but merely can be call as old Kuching City Center.
Surrounded by some historical building and places in Old Kuching city center,Central Police Station Kuching easy to locate.Eventhough the surronding area have many changes,still this Police station still there like yesteryear..


Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Monday, 5 December 2011

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Padang Pasir di Bandaraya Kuching



Pemandangan Masjid Bahagian Kuching berhampiran dengan kedai Haji Sehat,kedai ini memang terkenal di daerah Kuching di mana ia membekalkan barang-barangan seperti Kari mentah,kerepek asli sarawak dan barangan keperlua lain.Kedai ini sudah beroperasi agak lama dan diterus kan oleh anak-anaknya sehingga sekarang.Kedai ini berseberang dengan Padang Pasir Kuching.
Padang pasir Kuching? apa ada padang Pasir di Kuching???hahaha..Mungkin bagi orang di luar Kuching akan terpinga-pinga dan mencari -cari di manakah letaknya Padang Pasir ?Adakah Padang Pasir di Kuching seperti Padang Pasir di Mesir atau Sahara? hahahha..

Jika anda melalui kawasan ini,tempat ini sekarang hanyalah tempat seperti taman dengan rimbunan pokok menghijau dengan kerui panjang untuk berehat di samping berhampirannya adalah tempat letak kereta dan tempat menunggu Van sewa untuk kawasan ke Kampung Seberang Hilir Petra Jaya.

Tempat ini dinamakan Padang Pasir oleh kerana sekitar tahun 1960an dan 1970an dahulu ,kawasan ini adalah tempat dimana pasir dicurahkan sementara untuk dipunggahkan ke kawan kawsan lain untuk tujuan pembinaan.Berdasarkan pemandangan seperti ini,kawasan ini lantas dikenali sebagai Padang Pasir dan namanya terus melekat hinga ke hari ini walaupun tidak dijadikan tempat punggahan Pasir lagi.

Satu lagi maklumat tambahan,selepas kawasan ini tidak dijadikan tempat Punggahan Pasir.Sekitar tahun 1980an,kawasan ini dijadikan sebagai Tamu ( Pasar Basah).Pasar ini beroperasi buat sekian lama dan kemudiannya dipindahkan ke kawasan Satok lalu dikenali sebagai Pasar Satok/Pasar Minggu seperti pada masa kini. (*pasar satok akan dipindahkan ke lokasi baru pada penghujung tahun 2012)

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Saturday, 29 October 2011

Kuching Waterfront new Extension



Right wing of Kuching Waterfront is partly ready, stretch from Beijing Restaurant to Holiday Inn Kuching.more to come in near Future.The new extension of Waterfront is more to walking place,not like the centre of Kuching Waterfront which have ampitheatre,restaurant,cafe,jetty and loafing places.

Friday, 28 October 2011

Buah Tematuk

Masyarakat tempatan Sarawak menggelar buah ini sebagai buah Tematuk.Juga dikenali sebagai buah pokok Apong iaitu pokok Nipah.Buah yang sederhana masak adalah manis,rasanya seperti Buah Rambutan.Buah ini mudah diperolehi di kawasan tumbuhnya pohon pohon Nipah,namun masyarakat sekarang ramai yang tidak mengenali buah ini lantas belum pernah menikmatinya.

Monday, 26 September 2011

Remembering Kuching City Day

Kuching declared as city (Bandaraya) on 1st of August 1988,which is the 4th City declared in Malaysia.This is a list of cities of Malaysia. In Malaysia, there are populated areas which are granted city status by law (bandar raya). However, there are also highly urbanised and populated areas which does not have city status, but are sometimes colloquially also referred to as cities. City status is granted to a place within a local government area. Other populated areas which does not have city status are legally categorised as a municipality or town.

    1.George Town (1 Januari 1957; status kini dipertikai)
    2.Kuala Lumpur (1 Februari 1972)
    3.Ipoh (27 Mei 1988)
    4.Kuching Utara dan Selatan (1 Ogos 1988)
    5.Johor Bahru (1 Januari 1994)
    6.Kota Kinabalu (2 Februari 2000)
    7.Shah Alam (10 Oktober 2000)
    8.Bandar Melaka (15 April 2003)
    9.Alor Setar (21 Disember 2003)
    10.Miri (20 Mei 2005)
    11.Petaling Jaya (20 Jun 2006)
    12.Kuala Terengganu (1 Januari 2008

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Saturday, 30 July 2011

Reminiscing the once vibrant Electra House

For more than 15 years, Bujang Keri had been rendering his cobbler service on the sidewalks opposite the Electra House.

And he continues to do this till today despite his friends coaxing him to relocate for better business as the number of people visiting the city centre decreases day by day.

“Why should I move? I still believe people need to pass by this place to get to their destination. It’s the city centre,” he told The Star yesterday.

Recalling the days when he first started out as a cobbler, he said people from all parts of the city would congregate particularly at the Electra House before moving off elsewhere.

Serious problem: A jogger passing the fenced-up Malaysia-China Friendship Garden Park. — ANDRE OLIVEIRO / The Star

This prompted him to set up base on the sidewalks there.

“Since it was the first multi-storey shopping complex the city had at that time, it was a landmark for all. When you want to meet with friends at the city’s centre, all you have to say is ‘meet at Electra House’,” he said.

The 63-year-old who hails from Rampangi said it was ‘the’ place for all to come to and shop at as it graced the city’s skyline and the people were just fascinated by it.

“Electra House served as the place where the urban and the rural people from the ‘kampungs’ met and because it attracted the crowd, I began my cobbler services here,” he said.

Sharing his sentiments was retired police personnel David Jalil, 60, who used to ‘hang out’ at Electra House during his bachelor days.

“There were just so many things and events taking place at Electra House since the buses stopped in front. Even during the riot in 1969, the police had a booth at Electra House to recruit more policemen.

“Which was only logical since that’s where you got the crowd and the police training school was just across the river (Sungai Sarawak),” he said.

Back in those days, he said people who travelled to Singapore often likened the Electra House area to Rochar Centre.

Nevertheless, he said the building also witnessed many unwanted incidence like fights.

“Kuching did not have many nightclubs in those days and one was called the ‘Hongkong cave’. It just so happened to be on the top floors so there was bound to have a fight or two. So Electra House has its stories to tell,” he said.

When asked if it was a good idea to have the place transformed into a hotel, David agreed.

“In those days, buildings were built to last and so was Electra House. If it is turned into a hotel, it would be good because tourists love to come to the rustic city centre. It will be convenient for them to live here too,” he added.

Source

Sunday, 24 April 2011

Pantun Melayu sarawak

Nyiur gading puncak mahligai
Anyam ketupat berisi inti
Hancur tulang daging berkecai
Belum dapat belum berenti

Pergi ke darat berlombak kuda
Pergi satok ke jambatan gantung
Bila ku lihat wajah adinda
Hati beramuk berdengan jantung

Dari acheh ke china berdagangan
Dalam berlayar dipukul rebut
Jika kasih berbantal lengan
Jika sayang bertilam rambut

Bagaimana cakap orang putih
ABC mula dilayar
Bagaimana kita berkasih
Cincin di jari kita bertukar

Rumah burok pintu sembilan
Nantik rebuk sik juak rebuk
Seperti pungguk rindukan bulan
Nantik gugok si juak gugok

di pagi raya
Mun kitak kurang percaya
Ambik pisok belahlah dada

sayur sawi dipatah liat
tanam sehari merimbun daun
mun sehari nisik melihat
rasa bercerai seribu tahun

malam ini malam jumaat
malam esok malam sabtu
jika datang ati teringat
tepuk bantal sebut namaku

Ijo ijo dalam perigi
Kacang golok di dalam puan
Terigo-igo termimpi mimpi
Bantal kupeluk rasamu tuan

Minum kopi berik bersusu
Pahit rasanya kupinum juak
Kalau ku turut hawa nasu
Jika ndak mati menjadi gila

Ledam ledum meriam astana
Tanda menanti rajah maok datang
Tuan ibarat sekuntum bunga
Maok dipetik tangan ndak datang

Once Upon a time : Ceko

I blog about ceko before.This view taken few years back.Ceko is centre and heart of Kuching City.People around Kuching flock here to buy fresh produce,tourist came here to take photo of wet market that difference from their place.This place alive 24 hours.But now,it replaced by waterfront..just waterfront..Future generation will know about ceko from their parent and grandparent and hear about its glory day...

Saturday, 23 April 2011

At bakun damn junction

Berhampiran simpang ke Empangan Bakun di jalan Miri Bintulu..kalau di titik simpang ini,jarak ke bintulu adalah lebih dekat lagi jika dibandingkan dengan Jarak ke Miri,pekan yang terhampir adalah simpang batu Niah..Kedai makan dan stesen minyaknya beroperasi 24 jam.Namun tiada apa yang menarik yang dilihat berhampiran kawasan ini,kebanyakannya adalah Pokok Sawit,pokok sawit dan pokok sawit..ada juga rumah panjang di tepian jalan tapi tidak banyak..bagi sesiapa yang meminati cabaran terutama bagi yang bermotosikal ,anda dijemput untuk menunggang di Jalan ini.banyak yang dapat dipelajari dan bakal dilihat terutama bagi mereka yang dari luar Sarawak.

Thursday, 21 April 2011

Saturday, 9 April 2011

Pigeoan and Sri Aman

Pigeon is Sri Aman town Icon,located at the middle of Sri Aman town.The pigeon is similiar to peace which Sri Aman name came from.Before Sri aman ,this town known as Si Manggang.After the peace talk between Government of Sarawak and Communist Party ,the town known as Sri Aman instead of Si Manggang.Although Sri Aman name use widely today,some people prefer use Si manggang.Other nickname for Sri aman is "The Benak Town"

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Saturday, 26 March 2011


This is Sarawak anthem used from 1973 to 1988.Sarawakian born or enter school after that year doesn't sing this sarawak anthem.

Sarawak Bahagia

Sarawak negeriku berdaulat merdeka
Rakyatnya hidup teguh bersatu padu
Semua berazam terus berkhidmat pada negara
Sentiasa maju pertiwi
Bahagialah tanah airku
Sarawak negeri yang ku cinta ku puja
Untukmu ku rela korban jiwa raga
Abadikan Sarawak ya Tuhan dalam Malaysia!

Words: unknown
Music: Johari Salleh (b. 1940)

Brooke Dockyard

a not so old photo but part of this area a gone now and replaced with extension of Kuching waterfront.Brooke Dockyard,the dockyard that sound so historical because of the name "Brooke" soon will be demolish to, for another extension of Kuching waterfront.

Beside Brooke Dockyard,there use to be "lorong Dock" a very narrow street that have coffee stall,small shops selling rare household item,bundle, farmers selling their fresh produce like lemidin,terubok and others.Sarawak Transportation Bus Company also stop here where drivers and conductors rest for a while before their next trip..Now,all gone and its become part of another unwritten and unrecorded history of Kuching.

Friday, 25 March 2011

Kuching Rex old Cinema

A retro photo of Rex Cinema in Kuching, now the building replaced with Medan Pelita ,consisting of Food court and restaurant,multilevel Parking spaces and Cinema (Star Cineplex).

As far as i can remember the Rex building demolished sometimes early or middle 1990's,between 1992 to 1995.It was then when i was still in High school.During my childhood,my uncle used to bring me here and i can remember watching Superman.But it was that time,during cinema still become one of people entertainment,where television only have TV1 and TV2.

After revolution of television,cable tv,VCR,VCD and home entertainment.Cinema abandon and it happened to Rex,Capitol and many more Cinema in Kuching and other places too.The only old cinema left in Kuching now only Cathay near to Brooke dockyard..Only the building left and now become market.Sound funny but that's the fact,in near future that old building also will be demolish to give chance to development.

DBKU Manhole



Pemandangan yang biasa dilihat di Kuching terutama di kawasan DBKU.Penutup lubang di jalan -jalan baik di tepi jalanraya atau di belakang lorong kawasan Perumahan.Kebanyakkan penutub lubang ini ada jugak yang dah dicuri oleh pencuri besi,yalah masa harga besi melambung naik,semua barang yang dicuri termasuk penutup lubang ini pun dicuri.

Sebelum ini,penutup lubang ini hanyalah besi sahaja tanpa ada tanda tanda nama,tapi apabila kes kecurian besi semakin meningkat makanya DBKU turut melabel penutup ini dengan DBKU dan gambar Kucing..kenapa gambar kucing ?tak letak logo rasmi DBKU?? mungkin nak ringkas sahaja atau biarlah letak lukisan Kucing ni sebab bandaraya Kucing ni sememangnya dah terlalu sinonim dengan Kucing.