Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Back home from Kuching

So we are back home in Kuantan after more than a week in Kuching, on the island of Borneo.

I first set foot on Borneo in 2003 when doing a volunteer working contract. Kuching was different to Peninsular Malaysia and I fell in love with the place. I also met my wife's family before I fell in love with her at first sight!

I've been back to Kuching a number of times since the first visit. As of 2012, Kuching has changed a lot. There is improved infrastructure, buildings, shopping malls and hotels, along with KL-like traffic jams at times!

Lauren was so scared of almost everybody in Kuching, from grandparents to uncles to cousins. It made it a very difficult and stressful trip. Thankfully she absolutely loves her aunties!

Here are some photos of the people of Kuching, who made our trip interesting, fun and wholesome...

My wife and her sisters

To the left is my wife's grandma

Leah looked at the camera!

My wife's grandfather is 92 years old and asked me to try on his Iban waistcoat. I later wore it to my sister-in-law's engagement party.

My wife and her 4 sisters, their cousin Jenny on the far right; Aser (in the white shirt near the middle) is Florianna's fiance from Egypt; far left is Aser's friend Khaliel (unsure of exact spelling). Lauren was crying because she was scared of the Egyptians, Leah was just fine!

In KL preparing for our drive to the airport

At the airport waiting for our plane to Kuching

Eating the ever-gorgeous Kolo Mee at Hui Sing, Kuching

Two of my sisters-in-law, Anai and Urai, posing nicely at Lim Hock Ann Seafood restaurant in Buntal, Kuching, near Damai beach

Posing for a photo at The Hills mall, Kuching

Lauren and her aunty Urai buying some refreshments from a roadside stall in Kuching

It's good to be back home in Kuantan after the travelling. We all need a rest after a difficult time with the children. However, I miss Kuching, the sunset over the mountains, but most of all, I miss being with family. I'm not the kind of guy that enjoys being around other people for too long, but the people we were with in Kuching, made the trip memorable. 

Thanks to all those who helped us with accommodation and getting around!


  1. Yes, Nice pictures, I do. All your sisters are so beautiful as your wife.

  2. Awesome pictures and yes that is one fine looking set of sisters. I know you will miss being around them.

  3. Hi Duncan. Glad you are all home safe and sound again. It can be stressful sometimes, travelling with children. However, it sounded as if you really enjoyed being with all of your wife's family, and I'm sure it was wonderful for all the sisters to be together again. Like your wife, they are all very beautiful!! Love the grandparents as well - so sweet!

  4. Your grandfather-in-law sill looks robust for his age and your grandmother-in-law is cute. That Iban waistcoat looks good on you! Nice family pictures! Welcome back, Duncan.

  5. Thanks Leovi and Odie. Yes I do miss being around them..

    Hi Diane, it's good to be back home though I do miss being around my sisters-in-law. They are really fun!

    Thanks ordinary malaysian, it is good to be back in Kuantan again.


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