And so continues my series of #iHeartBorneo posts, starting from this one. Basically @FlyFirefly manage to begin and end its maiden journey from KLIA to Kuching Airport with no hitches at all, and even had a “water-spraying” celebration to boot, thanks to the great people at Kuching!
We were greeted and given souvenirs to keep thanks to Firefly. They’ve made us feel at home throughout the journey, and hopefully this will be maintained from now till forever more 😀
Straight after we landed, we were given a special lane in order to make it straight for the Press Conference. The Managing Director of Malaysia Airports Ybhg Tan Sri Bashir Ahmad, Deputy Chief Minister of Sarawak, YB Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Dr George Chan and other local media and media personal from KL were all there! This was also when I met Pierce aka @comeez for the first time, who was the best host ever throughout my stay in Kuching 🙂
After that we were taken by bus to a location far, far away from the city. This was where I digested certain facts like knowing that Firefly recently won the ‘2010 Frost and Sullivan Value Airline of the Year” award and “Green Initiative of the year 2010” awards by Leaders in Aviation Award in conjunction with the Doha Aviation Summit 2010. As Rose explained to us, I begin to understand that these guys are also just coming up like a startup. The difference with their competitor is just that they have a little more help from MAS who owns them. Well, maintain the service standards and I say you’re on your way to success!
In any case, we stopped halfway around to get some grub. The rest of us took our leave and looked for food… and as we all know Rebecca Saw aka @wackybecky the food blogger can never get enough of food!
This was the first dish we ate here, the supposedly delicious Beef Noodles aka Kampua Mee? However we were disappointed. @comeez later told us that he’ll bring us to a better
place, we can’t help but feel excited!
Then there was this delicious looking fried chicken. However we were disappointed too. I guess we just didn’t know what to order!
Then came the saving grace – Kolo Mee with Red Sauce! Well, that’s pretty much full lard in there, as non-halal as can be. It wasn’t the best, but hey, I loved it so much (and I love this pic of it too- it’s now the current wallpaper for my iPad :P)
Oh but before we go on, let’s introduce ourselves shall we? This here is Joshua Wong and Rebecca Saw. They are both popular bloggers and they’ve blogged so much about Sarawak already so just visit their website at http://tallboyz.blogspot.com/ and http://rebeccasaw.com!
And on the other end of the table, yours truly aka @spinzer and Shannon Chow of @shannonchowz! Nothing much to say about me but hey, Shannon Chow is respectable yo! She does so many things at one time I wonder how she keeps up with the workload 🙂 Visit her website at http://www.shannonchow.com/
After makaning we went walking before getting on the bus to go to our mysterious location. The first thing we noticed is that there’s PLENTY OF BANANAS and this exists in every wet market there is in Sarawak!! Gosh, and there are so many sizes too… I wonder if it reflects a certain something of the Kuchingites keh keh keh… 😉
Then of course there were many selling the infamous Kuih Lapis… and boy, look at the kind of variety they have! It’s cheap too, selling at RM10.00 per packet. But hey, we just arrived and won’t want to have everything spoilt by the time we get home and give it to our loves ones, so we decided to give it a skip.
And up we go into the bus and meet the rest of the crew who we now know are the Wake The Baby team and their famous artists! Soon after an hour or so…
… we arrived at the venue of the infamous Rainforest World Music Festival. Oh the hot babes <3
To be continued 😛