19 May 2009

The India Street

Last weekend, my wife was at work and I had to baby sit our little one at home. Since we were bored at home, so we decided to take a walk around Kuching.

(My son, 2 years & 6 months old)

Our first destination was the India Street, Kuching. I brought my son there because I intended to buy some stuff for my DSLR. People said, the photo studio (Empress Studio) sells plenty of camera items / accessories in Kuching. No other shops can beat them. I have to admit that after visiting the shop.

Well... back to India Street. In most countries, we probably heard of "China Town" but in Kuching, it is different. This place is called as an India Street because majority of the business here is operated by the Indians. Here, you will find lots of unique items and food...some of the things that you can find here are:
- Spices for curry
- Cloths for clothing
- Wedding itinerary / stuff
- Jewelery shops
- Mamak / Chinese / Malay restaurants etc...

Tourists come here a lot. Plenty of them. India Street is like a trademark for Kuching.

New shops are opening....I would say, it's a strategic business centre. That's why the Chinese are flocking to this place to open their business too.

So, after that, I brought my son to Sarawak Museum. I remembered when I was a kid, there was only ONE building for Sarawak Museum. But today, I heard they have seven to eight museums, such as the Cat Museum, The Art Musuem, The Chinese Museum, The Animal Museum and etc.... I brought my son there so that he will be exposed to our history. And I'm glad he loved it so much!

That's all for today. Welcome to Kuching folks. A nice place to visit, if you know where to go. Hehehe...

18 Reptozian Messages:

nur enjel said...

India street looks colourful in ur photos..

designationjazz said...

ahhh! India street.. A place where I used to bring my youngest bro. to buy shoes for his university studies.. he he :-)

Willie said...

NurEnjeL > It is colourful. Those people over there...like to colour their shops. Maybe to attract customers.

DesignationJazz > Siapakah itu...?

Mysterious Witch said...

what i remember the most about india street is this one very sempit "pathway"... Can't remember where exactly... hehe

Sumuk said...

ah.. the smell of spices,minyak attar and minyak sapi along the road.. one I could never forget.

Willie said...

MysteriousWitch > hahaha...how could you forget?

Sumuk > Actually i can't stand the smell.

blinkky said...

Nice shoot. Those pictures have thousand words to say.

Jacob yap said...

Cool, too bad I don't know about India Street when I visited Kuching.

Si Penconteng said...

The shots of India St look different through your camera lens. Thumbs up!

Mei Teng said...

We have Little India here too...an area in Masjid India. Sadly, our Chinatown is populated by foreigners manning stalls owned by the Chinese so I wouldn't dare say it's truly a Chinatown anymore.

SiMpleSmArtErMe said...

I wanna go to Indian Street..Unfortunately hari tuh dah tutup.

cyril said...

I havent drop by India street for ages. Everytime my mum says "I'm going to india street", i'll go to some other shop.. and just be there to pick her up.

Willie said...

blinkky > Thousand words? Hehehe really?

Jacob > You were in Kuching? Too bad...

SiPenconteng > Hehehe..thanks.

MeiTeng > when a place is booming, definitely all sorts of people will come in.

SimpleSmarterMe > uih? Jam berapa u gi saner? Tmpt tu until night time...hehehe

Cyril > I don't normally go there, unless i want to buy kits for my DSLR. Hehe

Mahirah Kamaludin said...

all of sudden, i miss my uni life? India Street dah ada progress la..dulu tak cantik pun mcm dalam gambar tu.

Bb Hussain said...

hey..i went to cat museum and art museum last weekend too.. what a nice place.. and i agree with u that Kuching is a nice place..

Jacob Yap said...

@Willie : Yup, I went there once about 2 years ago. Haha

Willie said...

Mahirah > Ye ker? aku tgk tak berubah sgt ler.

BbHussein > Wah! r u back to peninsular already?

Jacob > Come again?

Bb Hussain said...

yup..i'm already back in jb..sorry i didn't call u..so busy jalan2..heheheh..