I'm in Kuching everyone!
It's so weird. It's like. This morning I woke up in KL, then went for my usual work day. Right after work I headed straight to KLIA and hopped on the next MAS flight to Kuching and here I am.
I've never been to East Malaysia before in my life (I know, I'm ashamed!). Kuching gives me a bit of an odd feeling. On one hand it looks like some of the cities in Peninsular Malaysia but on the other hand it's really peaceful and really clean. Plus it's a lot more developed than I thought it was.
Something about the place. It feels like a whole new country to me to some extent. Heck you don't need a passport to come here (if you're a Malaysian) but when I passed immigration they gave me a 90 day visa, meaning I could only stay there for 90 days under the visitor pass. Really feels like a whole other country to me.
Then again I haven't really seen much of Kuching yet. Spent much of my evening in KLIA doing some shooting for Project Alpha Season 2 with some of the Season 1 bloggers. Didn't occur to me to take any pictures of the day except till when I was in the plane not doing anything.
Food was served so I ended up doing the blogger thing and taking pictures of my plane food. Food on a full service airline is quite a bit of a switch from flying budget because you get to order as many drinks as you like and you don't have to worry about being charged for each and every one of it.
This is what I had.
I thought it was great. Liked the fruit cake and especially like the Ferrero Rocher they added to the meal.
Flight time was 2 hours and soon enough we reached Kuching but we took a long time to get off the plane because the pilot was nice enough to let us take a look at the cockpit so bloggers being bloggers we were all crowding around the cockpit trying to take pictures.
In the mean time, Jojo kept the nice pilot entertained.
He told the story about how he had always wanted to be a pilot ever since he was a kid and look at him now, living the dream. Pilot at Malaysia Airlines.
Got to the hotel shortly after. We're staying at 360 Hotel in Kuching.
They were nice enough to send a couple of vans to pick us up from the airport.
The minute we got there, Huai Bin dashed to the nearest internet connection and succumbed to his internet addiction.
If you're wondering where he got the pink hat from, the answer is he stole it from Princess.
We got it all on film!
The room at the 360 Hotel is really nice. It's like a one bedroom apartment with a small living room, kitchen and bedroom.
This is how a part of the bed room looks like.
Tomorrow we have a full day of filming Project Alpha Season 2. Whew.... gotta go to bed now guys.
Long day tomorrow.
Thanks for flying us here MAS... and thanks for putting us up Hotel 360. Oh and of course, thanks Adidas Fragrance and P1 Wimax for giving us a chance to make Season 2 of Project Alpha. It's going to be great!
PS: Did you know the hotel addressed Princess and me as "Mr and Mrs Tiah". Pressure pressure!!!