Short Note


30 Facts about Kuching

1. Kuching is the only city in the country where motorist can 'turn left when exit is clear' legally!

2. More than 50% of houses in Kuching are Semi-D and bungalows which is more than any other cities.

3. There are more satelite dishes in the backyard of Kuching houses than other place combined together.

4. 80% of Kuching preety girls go out without make-up,wearing simple short, T-shirt and japanese slippers.(o.O)

5. There are more potholes on the road than on its people faces. Comparing with Georgetown, number of potholes in Kuching are 50 times more.

6. Kuching is a place where it is strictly no car honk territory. You cannot honk at other motorist, if you do, road-rage ensues. (That is if you are lucky...)

7. Comparing Kuching to other big cities, they have the least number of jobs currently available posted in

8. Public transportation in Kuching is one of the worse. If you saw a public bus in Kuching, you are very lucky that day. There are quite a number of taxis available in Kuching but, it also come with a price! Most local citizens, that does not possessed own vehicle, will use the service of 'van sapu' which is cheap vans that replaces buses and taxis. But, only available at certain places.

9. Kuching is the city where the majority of family in here have the motto of 'one person one car' and not 'one family one car'. When the children get their license, they will eventually have their own car. Form 5 student will drive to school. Even when fuel price hiked the number of cars in a family will still be the same.

10. Kuching is the only city in Sarawak where DAP won.

11. The most luxurious shopping complex in Kuching is The Spring which is 1/10 the size of Midvalley Megamall in KL, 1/3 the size of Gurney Plaza in Penang.

12. One of the largest supermarket chain in Kuching is Everise.

13. They have 2 main cinemas and its the only cinemas, which are Star Cineplex and the recently established cinema named MBO.

14. There are helicopter patrolling the city skies everyday, but crimes are still rampant (in certain areas). Police officers are mostly patrolling in crowded area but other than that, one can hardly notice the existence of police.

15.  Kuching's roundabout is very very very big compared to other cities. It has the size of almost 1 and half the size of a football field. They could even build hundreds of houses inside the roundabout and thousands of plants and trees in it.

16. The people here often refer the location in the city by using the word "mile". Example are 3rd mile, 4th mile, 5th mile and so on.

17. The majority of people here sleep early and wake up early. Some sleep as early as 8pm and wake up at 5am. Even youngsters sleep at 11pm and wake up at 7am. Even when its holiday. Even if they sleep late, they will still wake up early.

18. Many shops in the cities start to close their shop at around 6pm to 10pm at night.

19. Majority of the people in Kuching is more family minded than money minded.

20. Places that a tourist would most probably visit when they are at Kuching are Jalan Song (for the foods), Friendship park (for dating), Waterfront area (for the culture), cultural village (for the culture also), Damai Beach (for the beach), Santubung (for hiking) and various national parks (for the animals and plants).

21. Foods that should not be missed when visit Kuching are the famous Kolo Mee, Mee Po, Kampua mee, Laksa Sarawak, Kek Batik/Lapis, Kueh Chap and 7th mile teh C peng.

22. When you order fruit juices at food courts, prepare to face the curious and blurry expressions from the locals there. Why? Local people seldom order fruit juice and fruit juices in Kuching is quite expensive. They mostly ordered Teh C Peng or Teh C Special (3layer drink).

23. Kuching has one of the luxurious and largest DUN (Dewan Undangan Negeri) building or could be said as palace.

24. Roadblocks in Kuching are mostly in collaboration with the armies. There will be trucks, polices and armies holding M16 rifles, on standby mode whenever there is any roadblocks. (Maybe the bad people here are very bad...)

25. But, the majority of people here are more civilized minded compare to other cities in Malaysia and most of them are very friendly.

26. Various languages are mastered by the locals here such as Sarawak language, Iban language, Bidayuh language, Hokkien language, Mandarin language, Bahasa Melayu, English and so on.

27. Don't be surprised if you see non-malay speaking Iban/Sarawak language and malays speaking mandarin. Its a norm here.

28. Majority of local guys here have tatoo on their body.

29. Do not expect all the long houses to be made of wood, built in the middle of the jungle, with no electricity and water, surviving with only river stream nearby! Its not true. Most of the long houses here are already developed and looked like a long terrace house with abundant electricity and water supplies.

30. Most cars in Kuching are imported cars such as Porche, Mazda RX8, Nissan Skyline, Toyota, and Honda (this shows that the people here are quite rich). However, there are also a lot of Perodua Viva and Kancil (for renting and economic usage).

Any more facts you would like to add please leave in the comment. :D



jingpengboy said...

one very UNIQUE THING Not found in peninsular.

--> Kuching (having lots of food courts perhaps the highest/sq feet) has muslim and non-muslim stalls opening together. I can order satay and kolo mee and eat together. Perpaduan to the Max here!

-->One more thing is that, in Kuching, you can go kayaking in the sea, caving, jungle trekking, mountain climbing, shopping, national park visiting, visiting border town market(serikin-indonesia/msia) all within an hour's journey. You can't do that in other cities of Malaysia. You can't do kayaking, mountain climbing and jungle trekking in KL (caving in batu caves considered?) =).

--> kch has a lot of churches

--> kch is a city that has 2 salvation armies.

--> kch has a roundabout with a kindergarten and backpacker's lodge in it.

--> kch has the most beautiful roundabout-flyover (kenyalang)

--> kch has the first foreign uni in msia.

アブン said...

True true...Oh ya...
-->UNIMAS is the only public university in the whole Sarawak

--> The majority of people here are christians.

-->They have a place called Seberkas which is similar to Low Yat Plaza in KL selling electronic gadgets.

--> The Banquet is rumoured to be the most expensive restaurant in town.

-->Kuching has a special complex where the whole area is selling pirated CDs/DVDs and it seems to be legal. (Kenyalang)

-->Some of the roads here are using the rule of "follow/keep to the right lane" instead of the usual "keep to the left". (Medan Pelita)

Anonymous said...

Try to order sky juice when you are in Kuching, you will be amaze! :)

Anonymous said...

Kuching is the only city with two mayors. One north (DBKU), one south (MBKS)