Monday, January 9, 2012

From 2011 to 2012

Went back to hometown on the night of 28th December and stayed till the new year, 2nd Jan.
The 5 days were by far, the most relaxing holiday, as I was home... home sweet home.
Arrived at night and the moment my bro drove out of Kuching airport, the first question asked was "what do you feel like eating?"
I ended having Kuching beef noodle, which is still not available in Klang valley. Satisfied!

Michelle arrived the next morning. Same thing happened, we got out of the airport and had lunch with mom & dad. Had laksa & kolo mee!

As usual, rain everyday so what else can we do? Eat la...hahaha!

Afternoon came, skies still pouring, so food time again...
This time, Kuching cendol.
It was more of a eating vacation for us in Kuching.
Met uncle Tat Leong, our mountain bike uncle and he took us to have the famous 10th mile kolo mee.

Ok, enough with makan-makan...

We were really lucky the rain stopped after our kolo mee and took the chance to go climb Santubong mountain, with the peak at about 800m.
Used the same way in a couple of years ago but this time, the entry fees have ballooned from RM1 to RM3 and this time, parking is charged RM5. Ridiculous! I drove down to Santubong Sentral for free parking. It's only about 1km away. There's no way I'm paying RM5 for a parking spot! And in Kuching?!? They can dream on!

We started our climb around 1130am. Reached the peak 2hr++ later. Thank God for blue sky above!

In the last two photos, you can see how steep this climb is. Vertical climb using hanging ladders in the final 100m near the peak. Certainly not for those who are afraid of heights. We met a group from Singapore and they were struggling using these ladders. Luckily they managed to pull through right to the peak but one asked if there's another way to go down. Sorry, you need to go down the say way you came up.

At the peak, we could see Bako, Kuching city, Pasir Pendek and Pasir Panjang beaches, Santubong golf course and Damai beach.
 Shelter on the peak. Group from Singapore taking a break enjoying the view.

 That's Bako in the background.

 Not too clear but it's Kuching city in the background.

Coming down was just as tough as going up. Had to gingerly climb down the ladders with full concentration. You just can't afford a afford a simple mistake now.

We reached the entry point around 430pm. Had a quick shower at Santubong Sentral and headed home. Mission accomplished for Michelle as in our previous trip back, we climbed Serapi in Matang.

Next day, the sky was kind again. Lucky us! Did a slow jog from home to reservoir park. Along the way, stopped by our alma mater, Green Road school and St Joseph school.

Michelle lived 2-3years in Kuching when her dad was posted here about 25years ago. So a bit of her is from cat city! Hahaha!

The next couple of days, rain returned on and off. New year's eve was simple. No disco or pub crawling. Had a walk along the waterfront and had hot Milo to usher in 2012. Boring some would say...hahaha!

Oh well, it's just another day with a different number, that's all.

1 comment:

K3vski said...

Wah nice pics! My NYE was even more boring, I went to bed early for Newton run the next day haha.

Happy New Year (a bit late!)

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