Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Boarding a 'Tambang' boat at Kuching Waterfront

I was attracted to the yellow advertising board on top of this small boat that residents on both sides of the Sarawak River use to cross its relatively calm waters daily.   There are plenty of pontoons where these boats locally called 'Perahu Tambang'  are berthed on the Kuching waterfront area. A one way trip costs RM 0.50 ( 50 sen) and takes less than ten minutes. The small boat is fitted with a tiny powered  propeller engine that makes it glides almost noiselessly through the river.

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