Cat statues in Kuching

In Malaysian, “kuching” translates as “cat”. The city is sometimes called “cat city”. There is one nice pecularity – there are a lot of cat statues. If you walk in the city, you can meet a lot of them.

The first one you can met is on the square between the shore and Nova Kuching Hotel, near one of Kuching’s McDonald’s.

IMG_9452Another one can be met in Kuching Park next to one of the large buildings.

IMG_9511Next to this cat, there is a playground surrounded by bushes with a few cats.

IMG_9514 IMG_9526 IMG_9531Another one is located at Jalan Padungan.



Chinese diaspora’s parade in Kuching

I’ve suddenly met a parade in Kuching at 07/08/15. It was organized by chinese diaspora and dedicated to the celebration of a religuous person’s birthday. Lots of people at the parade whom I asked were unable to describe precisely, they said their English is a bit weak for it, so this is the only information I have. Maybe someone can tell in more details, what holiday it was. I would really be grateful.

Besides, parade’s photoes.

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Where to go in Kuala-Lumpur: Batu Caves

Batu Caves are one of the most significant Hindu sights outside of India. It’s easy to get there from KL Sentral with a commuter train.

Outside of the caves.

IMG_7570 IMG_7590 IMG_7597 IMG_7599 IMG_7649Inside there’s a story being told.

IMG_7614 IMG_7615 IMG_7620There are a lot of monkeys playing outside the caves and entertaining the tourists. Since it is not a zoo, there’s no jail between animals and people, so you can even feed monkeys from your hands.

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Photoes and selfies with animals from Zoo Negara, Kuala-Lumpur

Zoo Negara is located in Kuala-Lumpur. It is quite hard to get there and not to pay much for the transportation. We’ve got there by going to Wangsa Maju LRT station and then taking a Rapid KL bus. But the buses are really rare, so we were forced to wait for forty minutes, in fact, outside the city at a non-conditioned bus stop for the return trip.

The ticket will cost for about 22$, but that was totally worth it – there were rare animals, even those of whom I’ve never heard about (taking into account that I’ve visited zoos in Thailand and Beerwah, Australia it is quite cool).

Meet giant tortoise and capibara.

IMG_7731 IMG_7747Flamingos.

IMG_7750An elephant (mm, yeah, it’s a classic).

IMG_7841I’ve also made a use of the recently boungt selfie stick.

Selfie with girrafe =)

IMG_7867Selfie with deers.

IMG_7745And my favourite one! Selfie with giant panda!


Kuala-Lumpur; Ref. to my long post

Currently I am in a journey through South-East Asia. My first destination was Malaysia. I was asked to write an informal article about Kuala-Lumpur in Russian, so I did that in my Russian-languaged blog.

Maybe, google translate will do well and you can always see the photoes. Or, if somebody asks, I can translate it in English.

I am going to post smaller English-languaged posts here. My next destination is Laos.