"1730 hours, board MV Equatorial for a 1½ hours sunset
river cruise on the Sarawak River"
We were bright and early, and had lots of time to pose in
front of the Equatorial!
The cruise will last from 5.30 to 7 pm
"discover more than 25 historical landmarks, Borneo River Life and 360% panoramic view of Kuching City" according to the brochure...
Stepping inside, we were pleased with the air-conditioned interior (at least daughter was, as Guilin Cruise ship was even more luxurious) as compared to this:
my friend Fong and her girls, in an authentic boat cruise!!!
went on the upper deck to the hot sunshine
while daughter stayed back in the air "conned" room
the view should be better here...
hahaha!!! I thought I was early at 5 o'clock, but all the seats and tables are all taken at the upper deck!!!
Everybody else is earlier than us!!!
so went back to the lower deck to join my daughter
Even had to queue up for the unlimited orange cordial drinks, and free Kuching layer cake!
Nice or what!!!
refreshing drinks, and as much cakes as you can ingest!!!
so nice, enjoying the cruise, the drinks, the ambiance and the cakes
the layer cake that came with the cruise ticket price
the combo of hotdogs and canned soft drinks
the cruise is about to start, right on the dot at 5.30
Up River....the dockyard
Malay Fishing village
Kuching State Mosque
The Old Brooke Dockyard preserved and saved from demolition'
sailing into the sunset
Borneo River Life
wow, so serene and rustic, simply romantic and magnifique
the municipal building
Kampung Boyan, Surabaya
nice riverside dwellings
Dewan Undangan Negeri, Sarawak
VMY 2014 (Visit Malaysia Year 2014, but it is also fraught with disasters and plane crashes, sadly)
captain steering so ably and skilfully
on deck to catch all the scenic shots
my camera man
another camera man with dreadlocks
sunset in all its glory, but it is not our picture, borrowed from the net
my shutterbug in action, caught in action
so nice, right?
soon, it was time for a cultural show and performance.
everyone is waiting for the troupe to perform
and they do not disappoint, from graceful moves executed so smoothly, so soothingly, we were lulled with their artistic steps
men also performed aesthetically
beautiful costumes and beautiful girls
interactive and proactive
she enjoyed the show so much...
she had to have a shot with the dancers
then it was time to go down river......the Hilton
Our Hotel!!! D Palma Hotel
More riverbank suites
Raised Malay Traditional Houses
Tun Salahuddin Bridge
Night was falling.
The other places that we passed by were the Square Tower, Old Court House, Chinese Museum. Petanak Wet Market, Wisma Mahmud, MBKS, Marine and Customs Office, Bintawa Fishing Village, Fisheries department, Wild Life Areas, Mount Santubong, Ed Defense Minister's House, Chief Minister's House, DBKU Kuching North City, Cat Museum
She enjoyed her cruise!
He also enjoyed his cruise!!!