Ariva Gateway Kuching
Travel Blogs from Kuching
We spent 17 days in the Kuching area, 5 of them in Kuching the rest in surrounding parks. Kuching isn't much to see... it has an interesting waterfront with hawkers and great food courts; some interesting museums; and excellent fresh seafood. Otherwise it is a typical SE Asian city. While we were in the city we did a sunset river cruise, spent a …
... of one. We set out for lunch and had a think about it. Lunch was McDonalds, where they all run to the door and greet us now (I am unsure if this is a good thing or not..?). We had a chat over lunch, and It started to absolutely bucket down with rain. We decided that unfortunately maybe Semmingohh would have to be missed this time, which is extremely upsetting as that is what Kuching and Borneo are known for. We decided that the best option for us would just be to go to the ...
... air. Then the road finished and we had to hike to the village pretty much through a jungle. There was no phone connection whatsoever, minimal electricity In the evening, we were promised shower from the bucket, but thankfully there was a "western shower" yet only with cold water. However it was with a local twist as 3 massive cockroaches stared at you from the walls. In the evening we had a nice local meal including fern young tips, pork with pineapples with local dancing to some weird ...
... to our homestay and all of the times we have spotted the same faces doing the same thing, every single day. These people work and they work incredibly hard. This is not just a social norm to work every day of the week but also a need for survival. There really is no helping hand from the government here, if a man loses his leg and can no longer support his family, he may lose everything that he has worked for. This could be said for many places around ...
... youngster in the wooden pavilion. We made our way to the pavilion and they were up in the
rafters; the youngster was picking out the lagging from the roof panels.
After about ten minutes they both came down and decided to have a wrestling
session and entertain us visitors; they were only about six feet away; the
closest we have ever been!
After viewing some picture plants we moved on.
We were expecting to go to our ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
More great choices in Kuching
Search for more deals in Kuching
TravelPod Member ReviewsAriva Gateway Kuching
The hotel has a rather tired look and feel but it is clean, well located, provides great service (tries very hard to be a 5 star) and is priced well compared to other hotels in Kuching's golden triangle.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.