Friday, February 8, 2013

Skywatch Friday/Photo hunt:: Landscapes you like

My Facebook friend Xiao Feng Huang posted that some netizens wrote that Kuching is the most beautfiul city in Malaysia. Kuching is my adopted home town. I was born in Sibu, and my Dad went to live in Kuching after I left Sibu. Kuching is the capital city, and it is natural to have lots of funds for the city.

The infrastructure is good, and is a very safe city. I was there in July 2012. You see the national icon, the Hornbill.

At the tip of Sarawak, there is a mountain called Mt Santubong. Because of it is is very close to Kuching city, it is very popular for people to climb it. I climbed only once with elley and Sam. We did only half way.
During the climb, we saw Students from Singapore who had come on an eco trip to pick up rubbish. I felt really proud to be part of Singapore as a resident.
In Chinese, Santubong means king of the wild boar. Apparently, there used to be a lot of wild boars there.
According to the Encyclopaedia of Iban Studies the original inhabitants of Santubong were the Iban. Si-antu-ubong means 'spirit boat' in the Iban language. Antu is hantu in Malay which means spirit or ghost. Santubong are boat like coffins made from a single hollow log designed to represent the vesell in which a dead person will travel from this world to afterlife
A legend often associated with the mountain is of two beautiful princesses, Santubong and Sejinjang. Santubong was an expert weaver while Sejinjang was an excellent rice tresher. One day, they had a quarrel and exchanged blows. Sejinjang swung her tresher which hit Santubong's cheek. Santubong threw her weaver at Sejinjang, hitting her in the head. Putting an end to the quarrel, the King of Heaven cursed both of them into mountains. Santubong turned into Mount Santubong while Sejinjang was turned into Mount Sejinjang. It is said that Mount Santubong resembles a woman lying on her back.

Xiao Feng Huang Autumn Belle Sze Tho Weng Ho Ann Chin Abu Hassan Jalil Toh Cheng See It is not that I want to boast or what.....Some netizens wrote that Kuching is the most beautiful city in malaysia.Ask your camera whether it is true or not.Some photographers go to some cities in our country and find their cameras sleeping all the way.

Feb 09 : Landscapes you like


Autumn Belle said...

I love Kucing!

eileeninmd said...

Sounds like a great place to live and visit...I would like to see the hornbill!

Unknown said...

Young people are not happy of having to work in big cities, but what to do?I have 5 nieces working in Singapore and another 2 plus 1 nephew working in KL.My baby son works in JB.What to do?(signed.....)

Gattina said...

Difficult to see what landscape surrounds the city ! Do you have mountains or is it flat land ?

Unknown said...

sighed*,not signed.