Thursday, October 9, 2008

Night scenes in Kuching

I sent my daughter off to Kuala Lumpur this evening after spending her Hari Raya holiday here.
What surprises me was the long cues of passengers checking in at the low budget carrier counters. I imagine there will be more cues in future as more people are opting to travel the cheaper alternative in view of rising costs of living, inflation and more point to point travel. I understand beginning of next month there will be more direct flights to and from Singapore utilising Malaysian as well as Singaporean low budget carriers from Kuching. Presently there are direct flights from Kuching to Jakarta ( thrice weekly), Penang,Johore Baharu and Kuala Lumpur by the local budget carrier, Air Asia.

Then on the way back from the airport me and my Mrs stopped for 'Roti Canai' which is equivalent to a pancake at a corner restaurant. But surprise! there is an outside extension to the restaurant just across the road where customers can watch TV projected on a big screen and under a canopy just in case it rains.

1 comment:

Eki Akhwan said...

Again, this looks like what we experience here during Lebaran (that's what we call Hari Raya Iedul Fitri here). I didn't know there was a direct flight to Kucing from Jakarta. Which airline is it?