Monday, May 25, 2020

Quieter shades of Kuching

 On the 16th of May, 2020 I drove to town to see how Kuching city looked like during this Covid-19 lockdown period.  There were very few people and cars on the streets.  Kuching looked unprecedentedly like a ghost town.  This lockdown measure was applied to Kuching city since 18th of March and as at today the MCO or movement control order throughout the city has not been lifted. The lastest order is called the CMCO ( conditional movement control order) would be extended till the 9th of June.  Here's some pictures around Kuching city for the record. Date taken : 16 May,2020.

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Views of the new Sarawak Museum Campus

Note: All the pictures above taken on 17 March,2020. A day before Kuching city was under "lockdown" dure to the COVID-19 pandemic. The ''lockdown' is effective from 18 March till 31st March.
This post revived this blog after a lapse period of a few years.

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Eugenia oleina for topiary

To kick off revisiting this blog, I have these pictures taken a few days ago to show the use of colourful foliages in urban landscaping.  The cone-shaped tree is the ever popular Eugenia oleina and they are surrounded by trimmed bushes of colourful foliages for added appeal and aesthetics, besides engineering functions i.e. as road dividers.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Kuching unique harmony

The mural painting strikes me as a reminder that I should get back to blogging more about this beautiful city.  Where once the wall was blank concrete it is now a work of art. The word 'harmony' speaks well of the uniqueness of Kuching in particular and Sarawak in general.  Go visit Kuching to see how integral is harmony in the daily lives of the people in the city.  It makes sense to visit a place where neighbours don't make war.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

The male Olive-backed sunbird

I am pleased today to see the Olive-backed sunbird chirping away in the garden.  It is the male of the species that was busy sipping the early morning nectar from the flowers of the Chinese hat plant ( Holmskioldia sanguinea).  In Bintulu they are also regular visitors to the Kambatik Park.   I have shared a little story about them in the Kuching garden here .
Olive-backed sunbird sipping nectar
Date taken : 27 Nov'13