From Johor to Sarawak


kembara_travelicon.jpgLast week, I’m involved in organizing a visit from Special Education, SMK Sri Perhentian, Pontian Johor to UNIMAS and Kuching, Sarawak. The event was scheduled from 12 – 14 June 2007, involving 73 participants including the students, parents and teachers. Many places they have planned to go such as Sarawak Cultural Village, ‘Kuching at Nite’ trip, Civic Centre, Sarawak Museum, Kuching Waterfront, a visit to Sarawak Layer Cake Shop, and Satok Market (of course Terubok …I have no idea what is the scientific name of this fish). If you go to Kuching, I’m sure you will buy something as a souvenir (hmm…terubok, sarawak mat, sarawak vase, sarawak layer cake, etc). As an escort, I have to make sure, everything is in control and guide them for every venue they are in.

Day1: Arrived at Kuching International Airport (KIA) around 8.05am, I was there, waiting for them and inviting them to UNIMAS (stays at Seroja College, Unimas for 2 nights, 3 days). After registration at Seroja College, having a morning tea-break, briefing at CAIS Auditorium by Mrs. Dayang Hajijah (Assistant Registrar – Quality unit), going to Sarawak Cultural Village(SCV). It took around 45 – 60 minutes to arrives at SCV. At the end of visit at SCV, there has a show, performed by SCV staffs (of course, ethnic dances). Before end of Day1, the participants are given a chances to view Kuching at night ( it not like KL, busy all the time). However, since Kuching is always raining within those days, it quite difficult for them to see clearly at that night.

Day2: After breakfast, the participants are going to Civic Centre (Sultan Iskandar’s Planetarium & City View – at the top of Civic Centre building). Around 11 O’clock, they are going to visit Sarawak Museum. After the museum, it time for them to do free activities in Kuching…Just dropped them at Kuching Waterfront and pick them up around 6pm for next event at Dining Hall, UNIMAS.

Day3 (Last Day): They visit Sarawak Layer Cake shop at Taman Tunku, Jalan Astana, Kuching. Then go to Satok Market to buy ‘Terubok’ before check-in at KIA around 1pm.

As a conclusion, the most important thing, I can meet my friend, Azar at this event. Quite a long time ago I asked him to go with me to Sarawak when we’re in degree study at Univ. Utara Malaysia. Thanks and ‘Jangan Lupak Datang agik ke Sarawak ‘.


About marahman

I'm proud to be Sarawakian, has a job as a university lecturer and researcher.
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2 Responses to From Johor to Sarawak

  1. dk888 says:

    Terubuk is Hilsa fish. Bangladesh is known as to her citizens as the Sonar Bangla, Golden Bengal, because of the richness of her land that takes on golden hue when the rice crop is ready for harvesting. But, to me, her most cherished treasure is the ilish, or the Hilsa Shad fish.

    Very good try on your English writing but there are a lot more to improve especially on the grammar but don’t get discouraged with that comment. Teruskan menulis dalam bahasa Inggeris supaya anda akan lebih mahir dan bertambah yakin.

  2. marahman says:

    Thx anyway for da information and suggestion. i’ll try my best to improve the language from time to time.

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