Monday, October 24, 2011

Damai Beach Resort, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

The Damai Beach Resort lies on the coast about a half hour's drive from Kuching. Above is a portion of the scenic road which took us there.

Damai sits against beautiful beaches and towering tree-covered hills. The resort is well-maintained and is popular with foreign tourists from all around the world.

Fidelia's dad drove us out there one afternoon, along with my sister-in-law, Florina. Lauren came with us while Leah slept in the car with her grandad!

Entrance to Damai Resort

The beach was a beautiful scene of deep blue skies, pure green hills and light brown sands. Perfect for photographing!

Florina and Lauren looking out to the sea at Damai beach, Kuching. Such perfect conditions.

Planting the tripod in the warm sand, I took this picture on timer...such gorgeous colours

The swimming pool at Damai beach resort

To learn more about Damai beach resort, or book a room there, visit their website: Damai Beach Resort

On the way back to Kuching we passed the famous Mount Santubong. From wikipedia, which tells it better than I, is the legend of Mount Santubong: 

"A legend often associated with the mountain is of two beautiful princesses, Santubong and Sejinjang. Santubong was an expert weaver while Sejinjang was an excellent rice tresher. One day, they had a quarrel and exchanged blows. Sejinjang swung her tresher which hit Santubong's cheek. Santubong threw her weaver at Sejinjang, hitting her in the head. Putting an end to the quarrel, the King of Heaven cursed both of them into mountains. Santubong turned into Mount Santubong while Sejinjang was turned into Mount Sejinjang. It is said that Mount Santubong resembles a woman lying on her back."

The view of Mount Santubong was from the top of a bridge. Since there was nowhere to stop the car, Fie's dad drove all the way down the bridge and pulled over at the side of a smaller road. I made the dash by foot up the bridge to capture this shot:

There will be more stories from Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia tomorrow!


  1. This is a fabulous resort and the beach is stunning - I can imagine taking a long walk along that beautiful white sandy beach! Well captured!

  2. Did you enjoy Sarawak?

    I'm enjoying my holiday in Malaysia right now.

    Saw a few wild hornbill in my local park few weeks ago! How cool was that!?

  3. I really love the photo of Florina and Lauren, hand in hand, looking out to the sea. So pristine, so peaceful.

    Ninja-ing my way through life

  4. Very nice all, this place is paradise, to envy ...!

  5. It's a lovely place! I think you are happy to be so near the ocean and having the opportunity to go to a nice sandy beach whenever you like, without to give a hand and a leg for this!

  6. Duncan, I might just go there with my family this holiday !

  7. Hi Duncan! Congratulations on the article, is a paradise and your shots are perfect. Thank you for your kind remarks. A hug!

  8. A tropical resort always evokes a sense of relaxation and holiday. A beautiful day for some beautiful pictures! The picture of Gunung Santubong looks great, so too the pictures at the beach look sharp.

  9. Vilka fantastiska bilder och ett sånt vackert land.
    Här kommer det snart snö och det blir kallt.
    Det ser mycket mysigare ut nere hos dig.varmt och skönt!
    Ett fantastiskt inlägg

  10. Hi Dianne, I love taking walks along beaches!

    London Caller, we had a great time in Sarawak, as I have on each time I've been there. Where in Malaysia are you?

    Hi Michelle, that is my favourite picture of this collection too!

    Leovi, it sure is a paradise, make sure you come here for holiday!

    Traveling Hawk, it is a great blessing to be so near to many beaches. Beaches are my favourite places to be!

    Ok Wong, you should, it's great!

    Hi Elena, you're welcome, and thanks for coming over!

    ordinary malaysian, thanks for dropping by. Pictures on a hot day at the beach always tend to look good!

    Lotta, thanks for your visit. I'm so glad I won't be experiencing winter here!

  11. What a wonderful looking place. Looks like you all had a great time.

  12. Hi Randy, we sure had a lovely time at the beach, though just long enought o snap these pictures, then we were into the air-cond car!


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