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Haru at the Sarawak Layered Cake Shop

There’s a village across the Sarawak River, and there lies one of Kuching’s famous Layered Cake.  And being in Kuching, one should really go and try the cakes.

So I brought Haru over when we were there…

The kid really did that!! I was like What The Meow!! He really taste it and put it back when he does not like it.  I think the kid learn from his parents because I see some parent tends to eat what their kids don’t like to eat. 😐 Seriously, parents stop doing that.

Well that’s not the shocking part…

because just right after that…

Haru.. if you’re reading this. Hmm.. ehh… Sorry, I was too late to inform you and since you already ate it, I think it’s best to keep it a secret then.

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Sarawak Layered Cake

Sarawak Layered Cake is one of the must eat food in Kuching or Sarawak. Sarawakians eat and serve this food mostly during festive holidays like Chinese New Year, Hari Gawai, Hari Raya and even Christmas.

The Layered Cake is actually originate from the neighbour Indonesia but revamp and re-modified with a touch of Sarawak local food like Horlicks, Carbury and tribal design, Pua Kumbu.

There are two types too, dry one and the moist one. (And no, it’s not from the saliva. hahaha) I personally prefer the moist one and served cold :D. Oh, I got the photos from Dayang Salhah, the shop I always visit since the boss always ask me to eat for free. hahah

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Sampan Ride Across the Sarawak River

So I brought Haru to ride a sampan.

Sampan = Wooden boat

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Okay, we didn’t really landed on the lost island of Dinosaur but silly Haru really went and replied the Boat uncle “Yes” and nodded even though he doesn’t understand what the uncle just asked.  😐

Luckily, we ended up at the right port and village.

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SARAWAK LANGUAGE

In Sarawak, there’s a dialect/language called Sarawak Language or Sarawak Malay. It’s spoken widely by local especially the natives, and non natives who hang out with natives a lot. Lol.

Here’s some example of words, to give you an idea how it would sounds like..

  • Kamek  – Me / I
  • Kitak    – You
  • Sidak   – Them
  • Nya – He / She
  • Kamek orang – We
  • Asuk – Dog
  • Pusak – Cat
  • Manok – Chicken
  • Ya – That
  • Tok – This
  • Sitok – Here
  • Sia – There
  • Aok – Yes
  • Sik – No
  • Kali – Maybe
  • etc…

So how to communicate in Sarawak? Speak English or Malay. 😛

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Pak Tambang (Uncle Sampan Service)

Kuching City is divided by a river.

Although there are bridges across the river but there is one traditional and famous local way to travel across the river.

That is via the sampan service, Pak Tambang which fetches people across the river in a small boat for only 50 cents. Many times cheaper than driving all the way across the bridges.

This sampan service has been exist and operating since Brooke Era which is like more than 100 years ago.

I do not have photos from 100 years ago but this is the photo probably 40-50 years ago. The little boat on the right is the Pak Tambang. It’s quite a rare chance to ride a wooden boat these days especially in the cities of Malaysia.

Do have a try if you’re here before they face extinction when the government build the Golden Bridge over it. Oh, the best Layered Cake is located opposite too, another reason for you to cross the river hahaha.

Photos from Paul Sarawak, Robin Wong, and Sarawak Government portal.

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Trap at the Sarawak Immigration

 

My friend visited me some time ago and almost trapped in the airport for not having the right travel documents. XD Luckily he’s lazy enough to left his passport in his travel bag and that saved his ass from being his own version of  The Terminal movie. XD

The first thing he asked when he came out was…

and here’s a history class for all 😀

 

 

So, Borneoans, do register your marriage in Sabah and Srawak, and your newborn too so they have privileges under the citizen of Borneo States.

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okay..I know history is boring

Anyway…

SPRING IS HERE 😀

A series of comic strip of Haru visiting Kuching, capital of Sarawak. It’s actually a compilation of incidents and stories of friends who visited Kuching. Since Malaysia Day is around the corner, maybe this series can help share a bit of info and story from this side of Malaysia Federation. 😀

 

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