Wednesday, April 30, 2008

倫樂公共設施也有華文招牌 signboard in Chinese as well

砂拉越很多地點的路牌或政府招牌,都有使用華文.所以,不要奇怪,以為人們都在反對華文,其實不然.在砂拉越最南端縣行政中心的倫樂,其洋雜市場就是以華文書寫.
倫樂,離古晉一個鐘頭車程.市鎮中心並不怎樣,不過,有加汀山,可以看到全世界最大的花--萊佛士花.目前還不是它開花季節.還要等至少兩個月.
它也有海邊,離開市鎮中心20多公里.
河岸邊,可以看到一些不錯的景觀,如果你的眼光獨到.
Lundu, less than an hour drive from Kuching. not really much things to see. but, it has Gunung Gading, where you can admire one of the world largest flowers--Rafflesia. there is sea beach, but away from town centre. and above all, there are signboards, where even Chinese characters can be seen, when there is the saying that, not much Chinese characters you can see on signboards of government in Kuching area. obviously, this is not true.
倫樂市鎮中心可見到一座新建成的華人廟宇,其旁是小販飲食中心. a Chinese temple in the middle of the town, beside a hawkers centre.
洋雜攤位前的招牌,可以看見華文字.sundry market with Chinese characters, not a rare scene.
倫樂河旁,這個小漁舟景觀不錯吧?fishing boats by the waterfront.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

古晉屋價大跌 price of houses going down in Kuching

看見了你就相信,古晉屋價確實下跌了.
為何物價上揚的同時,屋價卻下跌呢?尤其是鐵條價格上漲驚人....
這就是供過於求的最真實寫照.屋子建得太多,古晉店屋也是一大堆,沒人要自然的事.特別是,他們都自認屋子最好,交通方便.但可借,建太多,交通完全不方便,離市中心越來越遠.你有見識過單層廉屋小得像建給小人國居民旳嗎?
不管怎樣,一些遠離市中心的屋子,建久了沒人要,開始降價了.而且降幅也驚人,可以高達7萬令吉左右.足見他們是很好賺的.
距離古晉約有17公里車程,座落在石角路的這個房屋發展,屋子外觀無可否認確很吸引人,非常特別美觀.不過,會發現,在今日防盜重要的考量下,屋子在這一方面有很大改良的空間.
the price of houses in Kuching is going down. this is true, although the prices of all the materials are going up. it only show that, the contractors really make a lot of monies. supply is more than demand, is the real reason behind all these.
these houses at 17km, Jalan Batu Kawa, the appearance looks really nice and attractive. unfortunately, lack of buyers, force the contractor to lower the price.
with the concern of house breaking and robbery, obviously, these houses need to improve the security measures.
but, with the pricing dropped for around 70 thousand, what else do you ask?


Monday, April 28, 2008

石隆門:甘榜登巴旺沙務 Kampung Tembawang Sauh, Bau

距離古晉約20分鐘車程,在石角和倫樂路交叉口附近.這個甘榜居民,早年是由印尼加里曼丹移居而來的畢達友人.他們於1988年,在1000呎的甘榜山頂設立了一個紀念碑,故而每年在我們慶祝勞動節的5月1日,他們也來慶祝這個特別的日子.
為了確定這個甘榜的地點,預先跑了一趟,順便採幾朵野胡姬花回家.
1000呎山坡不算高,爬到頂倒也要大大的喘了好多口氣.爬山,看似容易,爬了就知不易.為了畢達友民族的這個節慶,怎麼辛苦也要去看看,見識見識.
朋友們,五月1號,有去甚麼地方跑動嗎?甘榜登巴旺沙務--怎樣?籌備會負責人歡迎大家屆時出席參與慶典.甘榜人口處設有告示牌,你將不會錯失參與的機會.
kampung Tembawang Sauh, Bau, is around 20 minutes drive from Kuching, at the junction of Batu Kawa and Lundu road.
this is a Bidayu kampung, who were migrated from Kalimantan, Indonesia, years ago. from 1988, they built a memorial site on top of the 1000 feet hill at the back of the kampung, and so celebrate this day on 1st of May, every year.
if you are free of that day, may be, you can consider visiting this kampung. road signs are being erected at the entrance, visitors are welcome.
山頂居高臨下,觀望整個甘榜. a glance of the kampung from the top of the hill.
山頂上設立的紀念碑. a memorial sign, telling the history of the kampung.
男孩與狗,都向山上爬. boys and dog climbing up the hill.
這片竹林,美極了. a bamboo jungle, so nice.
山頂設施一瞥. installations in the hill.
竹筒引水解渴. drinking fresh water through bamboo pipe.
山頂高原. home at the highland.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

砂拉越再生能源走廊《圖解》 SCORE in pictures

砂拉越再生能源走廊,講了好久,人們也是一知半解.近日在古晉舉辦了一項展覽,讓你稍為知道多一點點.講清楚一點,是另一項發展計劃,冠上比較堂皇的名稱.這項計劃由砂拉越中區沿海岸線,從拉讓江口的丹章馬尼港,到沐膠,民都魯和施米拉招,以工業為主的發展,配合以陸路交通的連接.
看看圖片,大家自己去細讀它的解釋介紹吧...
Sarawak corridor of renewable energy--SCORE, is another developing plans, from Tanjung Manis, at the river mouth of Rajang river, along the coastal of central Sarawak, towards Mukah, and Bintulu, and Similajau.
through pictures, know more by looking at,and reading about the explanations given.









Tuesday, April 22, 2008

三馬丹海濱和龟島 turtle island and the beach of Sematan

由三馬丹沙灘向外張望,你會看到砂拉越著名的龟島.放大一點相片,你還可以看到右邊小島就是森林部的海龟研究中心.要到這里,需要准證,它沒有過夜的設備.不要看距離很近,乘坐漁船要跑上超過一個半鐘頭.雨季已過的三馬丹,稻田也早已收成,路旁可以見到金光閃閃的蘆葦草,晨早或黃昏斜陽下,景觀肯定令人入迷.可惜遊人多是正午才來到海邊嬉水,許多良辰美景都錯失了.勉強以牛哥做襯托,拍了稀稀落落的幾根蘆葦草.
the turtle island is just across the water at Sematan. it looks near, but takes over one and a half hours by fishing boat to get there. it is a protected area under the Sarawak Forestry corporation. going there need to get permission. it has no overnight facility.

金輝蠶桑農場 Zuhrah Pelangi Silk farm

風塵僕僕,從古晉驅車超過100公里,來到三馬丹郊外,為了想看看聞名已久的金輝蠶桑農場.
結果,令人失望的,是進入距離大路口有4.7公里的甘榜路,尋尋覓覓下,終於來到山坡里的蠶園時,路中橫著一條大攔扞,沒有管理員,也沒有註明星期天是否不接客.
總之,只知道,要在上午9點至下午4點之間,才准進入.前有橫木,旁無管理員,又有牌子說明規矩,只差沒有說是否可以自行進入.
沒辦法,只好打道回府,去看看三馬丹藍藍的天空和清澈的蔚藍海水,再買隻什么"七星斑"的回家,慢慢再享受.
路經"小林餐廳",自家人,停下吃頓三珍海味再說.原來主人也是福州人.
哼哼,福州人太利害了,到處跑,到處搶飯吃.
現在在古晉,如果有什么秘密話,千萬不要以為福州話人家聽不懂,原來福州人已全跑來古晉謀生了.詩巫再也混不下了....沒發展,沒工作,又有什么"黑黑"的,不是人就是鬼!!
there is a silk farm at Sematan, over 100km away from Kuching. it is close to Sematan town, do welcome visitors. but make sure you come at the right time: from 9am to 4pm, I believe not including Saturday and Sunday, or public holiday. it is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sarawak Economic Development Corporation--SEDC, a government privatized company. Eastern Empress silk sdn. bhd, is 4.7km away from the main road. you see the difference of the two names, one at the main road, and the other to the entrance.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

獨立廣場商業中心 Plaza Merdeka

古晉又一座商業大廈即將出現,獨立廣場商業中心的建造,同時將一條大路關閉,好厲害的工程.
another major commercial centre coming in this city of Kuching, the construction of Plaza Merdeka. with the project going on, a central road was closed to traffic, very big business.

古晉BDC高架大道 Kuching BDC flyover

古晉最主要的交通樞紐,市中心通向飛機場的高架大道.這座高架大道解決了該區的交通瓶頸,疏通了阻塞的車輛流量.
目前已有計劃要在這座高架大道的另一個出口,再建一座高架道.但可惜只聞樓梯響,不知為何工程遲至今天沒有動工.
Kuching BDC flyover interchange, is a major breakthrough of the traffic jam at the airport and residential area. the construction of another flyover is suppose to start in February, did not materialised, with a lot doubts in public minds.
由輝盛住宅區朝機場方向行走,通向高架大道. this is from the direction of Hui Sing residential area toward the airport.
高架道底下向上望. a view below the flyover.
由BDC住宅區朝飛機場方向而來. from BDC residential area toward the airport.
來自飛機場的車輛行經高架大道. from airport toward the flyover.
高架道中央的鐵製犀鳥--砂拉越州鳥. the iron hornbill structure in the middle of the flyover.
高架道底下被美化成花圃. flower garden beneath the flyover.

遙控車 也瘋狂 mad with the remote cars

在酷熱的炎陽下,古晉皇冠廣場商業中心舉辦了一天的遙控車比賽.有兩種人最熱心,直接參與這項活動.其中當然是搖控車參與者是最重要的角色,另一種則是陪襯的攝影師.無論如何,這項活動還是很成功的舉行了.
Crown Square shopping mall organise a remote controlled cars competition today. under the hot hot sun, only the enthusiasts and photographers are that mad to join in the mood and madness.
來吧,先禮后兵,先來張全體照. a group photo before actions.
各就各位,準備好,要開賽了. get to your starting point, we are about to start.
賽車有問題?機械師即刻採取行動. any problem? check it up now.
不要小看它,又要油,又要電的...you need to have battery charged and lubricant oil.
來吧,開始行動了. ready, ready....
好,綠旗升起,開始啦....are you ready? here we go....
像不像F1的比賽? this really look like F1 race.
小心點,不可技術錯誤,不適當地點不可超車. don't overtake at unsuitable place.
哪,沖上轉彎圈了,這要扣分的. now you see, this will cost you penalty.
嘩,好宏偉的賽場呀! waoh, what a magnificent racing ground.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

古晉"仙特拉"--交通樞紐 Kuching Sentral--public transport terminal

古晉仙特拉交通樞紐,建造在機場和六哩半的中間,是一項6000萬令吉的工程,將在20個月後完成.它是一座綜合性中心,包括主要是巴士車站,提供德土車和出租車服務.預料還會有一些攤位供應食品.在這個方圓不超過一公里的地點,花這麼長時間發展,被認為是古晉一項很慢的工程了.不管如何,有好過沒有,那像詩巫,十年不見一項新的發展計劃.可憐...
Kuching Sentral is coming up at mile 6.5, Kuching Serian road. this Rm60 million project, including a piece of land, and the construction of a dual carriage road, leading from the airport to mile 6.5, may be the price of most of the cost. and believe it or not, Kuching Sentral itself is just a simple transport terminal, which could accommodate buses, taxis, hired vans and market stalls, and etc...
actually it is just a more modern bus terminal, with better location may be, and a grand name. so, in another 20 months time, this project will only materialised.
if you ask ting pek khing, he might said he could finish it within a year, because the whole project include widening of mile 6.5, dual carriage way from airport, and the terminal. go and look for yourself, it is only within a radius of half a mile.
nevertheless, something new coming is always good for the development of Kuching. not like Sibu, you don't expect something to come up like this now and then. give it an interval of every 10 years, may be.
由機場建造一條雙行道通向六哩半. the dual carriage way from airport to mile 6.5.
古晉仙特拉建造地點. the site of Kuching Sentral.

西連甘榜好風光 great scenery of Serian kampongs

有機會去到西連附近郊區走一走,你會發現許多從前未曾經歷和見識過的人,事,物.那兒的景觀,可以成為非常優美的攝影取材地點.在配合天時,地利,人和,肯定你樂不思蜀,很快忘記時間的存在.雖然沙巴一直在宣傳「風下之鄉」.實際上,風下之鄉到處可見到,尤其是有山的地方,更可輕易解讀成風下之鄉.風景的優美,令你羨慕和恨不得再找到最好的時辰,美景...西連直向邊界打必祿的道路兩旁,以及通向婆羅洲高原山區,道路崎嶇,卻是尋幽探秘的絕佳地點.信不信由你....
if you ever take a drive around the inland road near Serian town, Sarawak, you will find beautiful scenery. kampongs below the hill, is just one magnificent and breath-taking view. different life styles, living environments, cultures, will transform into different experiences. go and have a look and experience for yourself.
風下之鄉,山腳下的農戶. kampongs on the foot of the hill--majestic.
養雞人家. chickens rearing.
整片的種菜地. vegetables farm.
峭壁懸崖. hilly scenery.
良好,平坦,但漫長的山路. fine road, only a bit too long, no ending.