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TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Village House Kuching
Lovely place were you can relax :-) Very nice staff and good food. We spent 4 nights and we did som trekking round Mount Santubong and walked around the small Village Santubong. If you want to have some quiet and calm moments - go here :-)
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... but trying to find a way of catching the bus that doesnt involve walking all the way to the bus station so that we still have some energy left when we get there! Aiming to catch the early bus to get ahead of the worst of the heat, which leaves at 7am, thought we had seen the last of early mornings when we left work!!
Still, we have seen some wildlife today, if you can call a mosquito wildlife, and have the ...
... camera ($1AUD). We did a quick run around, not looking at anything, just taking pictures and hoping they turn out okay. Quickly head back out and the taxi and its driver are nowhere to be seen! GRRRRR. We see a bay of taxis though and contemplate getting one of those. Better not, here comes our taxi. We told him that we wanted to go to The Springs Shopping Mall and he took us there, the fee totaling $30AUD. What an expensive free museum that was!
We had a look ...
... meantime we pondered over what to do with the rest of our day. After consulting good old Google and Moi, we decided that a day walking around the city sounded good. I'm not sure how to paint the picture of Kuching, for it really is a city that you just have to experience first hand. It is the little quieter sister of Kuala Lumpur, the one that gets good grades and goes about its business obediently. People go about their day that draws on similarities ...
... of us. On our way back we could see the croc's track out of the water and into the mangrove, but couldn’t catch sight of it.
We returned to the estuary in the hope of seeing some dolphins; the water was like a millpond so spotting them should be easy, but nothing! We waited and waited then all of a sudden we heard the sound of them blowing out and they were all around us. The Irrawaddy is not as bold or inquisitive as our common dolphins and is ...
... long gone!
A very interesting species of monkey here is the funny (some say weird) looking proboscis monkey. They are commonly called wang-nosed weirdos. They are big monkeys (one of the largest species of monkeys in Asia) and have this huge belly and huge nose. The nose can be up to almost 4 inches long and hang lower than the mouth. They have webbed feet, also. What a sight!
They can grow up to 30 lbs and be up to 2 1/2 feet tall. I passed ...