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Monday 20 February 2023

Kuching Day 1 (MH2520 │ UNIMAS │ Premier Food Republic)

Kuching Day 1!

Brendan enrolled in University of Malaysia, Sarawak (UNIMAS) in September 2019. Pursuing his Bachelor Of Arts In English For Global Communication (With Honours) he recently concluded his seventh and penultimate semester.

The 19th of February was his last day at his residential college in UNIMAS and he will be coming back home to serve his internship at an agency in Kuala Lumpur. With this in mind we made plans to come to Kuching.

We woke up at half past five and were out the door a quarter past six in the morning. We hailed a 6-seater Grab car for a fare of RM16.00 (approximately USD4/EUR3) to KL Sentral and from there rode the ERL for a fare of RM55.00 each (approximately USD/EUR12) to KLIA.

We arrived at half past seven and rode an elevator up to the departure hall. Here we checked in our luggage and collected our boarding passes before going in search of breakfast.

We initially thought of the "Noodles" stall but Cat eyed a Taco Bell nearby and we went there instead. I ordered a Quesadilla with a side of Fries while Cat had the Shredded Chicken Nacho set that came to RM46.20 (approximately USD/EUR10).

We spent the next hour here people-watching and with two hours till our flight departed we strolled into the domestic departure gates. We were catching the MH2520 from Gate B10 that would take off close to eleven in the morning.

We spent another hour or so people-watching at the boarding gate waiting area and boarded at a quarter to eleven. The flight took off at twenty past eleven and we spent the next hour in the half in the air experiencing some turbulence over the South China Sea.

MH2520 landed at a quarter to one in the afternoon. We got past Customs & Immigration then collected our luggage from Carousel D and walked out of Kuching Airport where our regular car rental guy Awang Amirul was waiting. He offers very attractive rates and you can reach out to him here at

He handed over the keys to the blue Perodua Bezza to us and after fixing the DJI Action 3's mount onto the windscreen made our way to UNIMAS.

We arrived at Dahlia College half an hour later. Brendan was waiting for us and after a round of hugs & kisses started loading his belongings into the car. We then headed to our Airbnb in the Kenyalang Park area of Kuching. We plan to review this home once we get permission from its owner.

After a quick shower we headed back to Dahlia College to collect the remaining belongings. We then drove to Aiman Mall to run a few errands and since I was a little hungry we stopped by a cafe for a drink.

We then drove back to UNIMAS but this time to Cempaka College to pick up Brendan's (ahem) friend Ashley. We then headed to the Premier Food Republic, a food court in Tabuan Jaya. It was a large and sprawling food court and after much browsing:

  • I had the Bak Kut Teh for RM11.00
  • Cat had the Laksa Sarawak for RM8.00
  • Brendan had the Minced Pork Noodles for RM8.00
  • Ashley had the Beef Noodles for RM8.00
  • and a round of drinks for RM11.20

Our first Sarawakian dinner came to RM46.20 (approximately USD/EUR10) which was exactly what we spent for our breakfast at Taco Bell in KLIA!

After dinner we sent Ashley back to Cempaka College before returning to our Airbnb in Kenyalang Park to retire for the night.

Apart from an office call tomorrow morning we had nothing planned, so please stay tuned!

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📍 Location:
Kuala Lumpur International Airport -
Kuching International Airport -
The CountryMan, Terrace House -
Dahlia College, UNIMAS -
Cempaka College -
Premier Food Republic -

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