Shooting Spree at the Waterfront

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On the 28th of May 2009, three suspicious-looking persons were seen walking up and down the Kuching waterfront shooting away at people, newspaper stands, hotdog vendors and even at little old ladies.

What were you thinking?

lumix_resized00018 The Kuching waterfront today

It was a great evening for a photo-shoot, so I packed up my photo gear, and with the company of my two ‘accomplices’ (my siblings actually), each armed with a camera, we had a splendid time learning ‘real’ photography, which was nothing like shooting indiscriminately at all things around. The photos bearing this site’s watermark were captured using the Lumix DMC LX-3, unless otherwise specified. In this post, I promise you, there will be more pictures, and less talking, so happy viewing!

VBrookeKuching Kuching in the olden days

 

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The Tua Pek Kong temple

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The Kuching Hilton. In the foreground is the James Brooke Bistro.

 

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HarbourView Hotel, just behind the temple. To the right is the Cineplex building.

 

lumix_resized00008The Waterfront. To the left is Riverbank Suites, just opposite of Riverside Majestic and adjacent to Hotel Margherita.

 

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One of the numerous riverboat ‘taxis’ that will take you across the river for less than MYR 1.00 each way.

 

lumix_resized00020 Sarawak River Cruise with the new state legislative council building in the background.

 

lumix_resized00025Kuching CBD.

 

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I don’t know what this is, but it has been here for as long as I can remember…should check it out one day.

 

lumix_resized00046Observation tower at the waterfront.

 

 

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State legislative building seen from afar.

 

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The Astana, which was built in 1870 by the second white Rajah Charles Brooke, as a bridal gift for his wife.

 

nikon_resized00016 The Astana. This photo was taken with my Nikon Coolpix P5000.

 

lumix_resized00068Silhouette of river banks. Shot against the sunset. Seen here is the Sarawak River.

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The waterfront at dusk. Photo captured with the P5000.

 lumix_resized00049  The Old Courthouse of Kuching. A must-see for visitors and tourists.

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Thanks for viewing!

-Lionel Lam

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