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Exploring the upper Sarawak river ( Sungai Sarawak Kanan ) Nov 15, 2004. by Michael Lo. http://www.ibanorum.netfirms.com/bungo.htm
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|Sungei Sarawak as a tourist draw
TRICKLING down from a small stream in Upper Kapuas Range, Sarawak River meanders and bisecting Kuching City into two zones – South and North — and ends its long winding journey to the sea 120km away at Muara Tebas.
Cruising up and down Sungei Sarawak is an relaxing and enjoyable experience for tourist.
Two centuries ago, the first white Rajah, Sir James Brooke, set up an early settlement opposite two populated Malay Kampungs — Boyan and Surabaya — on the left bank of the river as his administrative centre.
Since then, that part of the river had figured prominently in the life of the early settlers, contributing to the birth of downtown Kuching.
Apart from Main Bazaar (1864), the historical significance of Sungei Sarawak is exemplified by the heritage buildings along its banks such as the old State Mosque (1847), the Astana (1870), the Old Court House (1874), Fort Margharita (1879), Brooke Dockyard (1912) and Chinese Museum (1912), not forgetting Kampung Boyan and Kampung Surabaya which provided a vibrant hub for village life on the left bank as early as 1860.
Sarawak River separating the city by north and south. Riding a sampan boat along this yellow river
evening is an unforgettable experience. From the water front one get spectacular views of the Malay Village
houses ,19th century Chinese shop houses, Malay mosque, the
square tower and historical Margherita Fort.
Sarawak River serves as the main highway for many dwellers who live in the coastal villages outside Kuching. Sungai Santubong where one of Kuching’s most popular seaside resorts, Damai Beach is situated joins the Sarawak River at the river mouth. Ancient Hindu and Buddhist influenced rock carvings have also been discovered around the river delta.
SARAWAK RIVER CRUISE http://www.cruises.com.my
The Sarawak River Cruise is a fantastic way to turn a page back in history of Sarawak, through a cruise along the river that brings you past historical landmarks of Kuching.
A traditional ‘tambang’ yacht will take you past places of interest like the Kuching Waterfront, Square Tower (formerly a prison), a multi-purpose market, old State Mosque with five onion-shaped domes, a Malay house on stilts and the Satok Suspension Bridge before heading the other side of the river to see the Astana (former palace of the White Rajahs), Fort Margherita (now a police museum) and a fishing village.
If your cruise happens on a Sunday, you will get to see village children splashing along the river or diving from treetops while shouting greetings at you.
Cruising onboard the MV "Equatorial" is a leisurely way of glimpsing Kuching and it gives you a different perspective of the historic city.
Enjoy the scenic highlights and the best view of the Astana, "Dewan Undangan Negeri", Fort Margherita, historic mosque. Brockets Dockyard, modern high-rises, fishing village, traditional houses built on stilts, densely grown nipah (local palm trees) etc., set against the dramatic backdrop of the inky-blue Santubong and Matang Range of mountains.
The MV Equatorial ship offers a few packages that are related to sunset viewing inclusive of dining on board.
The Welcome Cruise is 1 hour and 15 minutes. It starts on 3.15pm daily.
The Sunset Cruise is 1 hour 30 minutes. It starts on 5.30pm daily.
A leisurely cruise to view Kuching with its highlights on Kuching Waterfront, historical buildings, traditional houses built on stilts, and recent developments within the vicinity.
Departure : 9:45 am OR 3:15pm (1 hour 15mm)
Price : RM 45 / adult, RM 25 / child
Inclusive : Coffee / tea; PA system / karaoke set
Remarks : Minimum 10 person / trip
Romantic Sunset Cruise
The most popular cruise for you to enjoy a memorable evening with your loved ones. In addition to the scenic highlights along the river, you will also be entertained by our dancers / performed aboard.
Departure : 5:30 pm (1 hour 30min)
Price : RM 60 / adult, RM 30 / child
Inclusive : Snacks, Coffee / tea / drink
Remarks : Minimum 2 person / trip
STARLIGHT DINNER CRUISE
The best cruise for all types of corporate functions / private charters for guests up to 130 persons / trip. With your choice of buffet menu & themed party such as Hawaiian & Pirates Nite served by our friendly crew onboard, you'll find this cruise experience entertaining and unforgettable...
Departure : 7:30 pm onwards
Price :from RM 35 / adult, RM 20 / child
Inclusive : Welcome Drink, Co/fee / Tea ; PA / karaoke
Remarks : Optional Buffet Dinner: Minimum 30 person (Early hooking required)
Themed Cruise Party (Promotional Packages)
(Hawaiian Party / Pirates Nite / Sarawak Fiesta / Sail in the 70's / White Rajah Party / Treasure Hunt / Singles Night / Valentine's Party / 'Just Married' / Creative Teambuilding etc.)
SILVER CRUISE PACKAGE
-1.5 hours cruise (+ 7z hr at waterfrontt for 50 persons & above)
-Complimentary use of karaoke set & PA system
-Arrangement of cultural performance / ddance party / quiz / games with prizes
Buffet meal: minimum 20 persons
Menu: Fruit Salad, Chicken (Lemon / Roasted / Bamboo), Fish Fillet / Terubok (Sweet & Sour / Deep Fried), Squid Fried with Thai Sauce, Mixed Vegetable / Midin Belacan, Fried (Rice / Mee Hoon / Noodle), Cordial Drink, Assorted Cakes / Seasonal Fruits
20 - 49 person RM 65 / adult, RM 35 / child (aged 4 to 12)
50 - 130 person RM 57 / adult, RM 27 / child (aged 4 to 12
GOLDEN CRUISE PACKAGE
- 2 hrs cruise (+ Vi hr at waterfront foor 50 pax & above)
- Complimentary use of karaoke set &; PA system
- Arrangement of cultural performance / dance party / quiz / games with prizes
- VIP Reception & Lucky Draw<
- Buffet meal; minimum 20 persons>
Menu: Fruit Salad, Ulam-ulaman, Soup (Local / Fish Maw), Cold Dish - Jelly Fish, Chicken (Lemon / Roasted / Bamboo), Fish Fillet / Terubok (Sweet & Sour / Deep Fried). Squid (Butter / Fried with Thai Sauce), Mixed Vegetable / Midin Belacan, Steam Rice (White / Fried with Seafood), Fried (Mee Hoon / Noodle), Assorted Cake - Layer Sarawak Cake, Seasonal Fruits, Cordial Drink, Coffee & Tea
20 - 49 person RM 88 / adult, RM 50 / child (aged 4 to 12)
Harbour Cruises Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Harbour Cruises & Events Group, is a fully licensed cruise company, which focuses on operating harbour cruises, creative teambuilding, and corporate events in the region.
Since its inception in 2000, the company specialises in cruise / yacht management, marine consultancy, corporate functions, themed cruise parties, marine carnivals, and investments in 'relevant joint venture projects in marine tourism.
Name : Sarawak River Cruise (MV Equatorial)
Length : 120 feet (36m)
Breadth : 20 feet (6m)
Capacity : 138 persons
Decks : 2 decks
Facilities : Air-conditioned dining lounge, karaoke set, PA system, open-air upper deck, performance stage, souvenirs counter, minibar, washrooms etc.
Optional : Buffet menu, Dance performance, MC / DJ, Live band, Magic show, Clown performance, Lucky Draw with Games & Prizes etc.
The new DUN Sarawak building is located at an eyes catching site right opposite the Riverfront walkway in the middle of Kuching city. With the size of the building, you can hardly miss it.
INDEX of Kuching City September 24, 2017 11:19:22 PM