Damai Puri Resort & Spa
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We decided to treat ourselves to some luxury and stayed at the Damai Puri & Spa Resort for 3 nights which is a very nice hotel right on the beach. It was just great not having to share the toilet and showers for 3 nights and to have a "quiet" environment. Our room faced the beach and it we just heard the waves all the time. It was so relaxing …
... shady boardwalk along the river, and there are some very unusual looking government buildings, quaint Chinese buildings, and some buildings left over from the days of the British - white Rajas. The food here is amazing. So, although we had a kitchen, I only cooked 1 meal in the 4 days we were there. We went to a local food court which specialises in seafood in particular. We tried bamboo clams there, ...
... shops, it was as confusing as the last one! This one wasn't as big, so in a way it was less confusing, but the way it was set out didn't help. We were looking for one shop in particular that was a DVD and game shop. We came across it and guess what? Closed for renovations! Today really isn't our day. We headed to the second part of the mall across the street, where yet again almost the whole centre was closed apart from one or two cafes. To the taxi rank!
We arrived back ...
... Things are also at a much slower, calmer pace than anywhere I have visited before. Men sit in the street shirtless, legs crossed reading the paper. Women sit in the markets with their families or friends, chatting loudly and animated. They appear as if they take life a day at a time, no rush to get anywhere, no where particular to be. Always time to give you directions or just offer a passing hello. Man, I am going to miss this place. So today that ...
... grown. It was
then back on the water for the next 7km. The scenery was absolutely stunning
and made all the more interesting when we had thunder and heavy rain. We also
negotiated some rapids (OK they weren’t that big but we were novices). Sorry
we didn’t take any photos of kayaking; they were all taken by our guides who
have put them on CD for us. We arrived at Kampung Semadang at about 1500 very
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TravelPod Member ReviewsDamai Puri Resort & Spa Kuching
Stay at this resort at your own RISK. Resort Management of this establishment neglect their guest security. We had our room broken into the second day we got there. The thief took RM850 from our room between 5:15 and 6:30 while we were at the pool. We lodged a report of the incident with the hotel security who promised to investigate the matter. We found out the next day that we were not the only victim, a guest below our room lost a 1.5 carat diamond ring. She too lodge a report to the police. She told us that the hotel demanded that if she take the hotel transportation to the police station, she will have to pay them for the cost. The management, Resort Manager and Operations Director both admitted to the failure in their security and a severe breach. We were informed that someone had taken a master key and made a duplicate without authorisation. We were informed that their SOP, Standard Operating Procedure was not followed which allowed this individual the opportunity use the hotel tools to commit the crime. For their admission of their negligence, hotel management refused to bear responsibility of the whole fiasco. We reported the incident to the Borneo Post;
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