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2011 Kuching


Kuching ( /ˈkuːtʃɪŋ/ koo-ching; Chinese: 古晋)), officially the City of Kuching,
is the capital and most populous city of the East Malaysian state of Sarawak.
It is the largest city on the island of Borneo, and the fourth largest city in Malaysia

Kuching was named after a tidal stream called Kuching River
(Sungai Kuching) that ran between the present-day Tua Pek Kong Temple,
and Chinese History Museum. The stream originated from Cat's Eye Hill
(Bukit Mata Kuching) where there was an abundance of a local fruit called Green Longan
(Isau, Dimocarpus longan ssp malesianus), vernacularly known as Cat's Eye (Mata Kuching).
In 1928, the stream was filled up to make way for the construction of Temple Street
(Lebuh Temple), and thus the city's expansion eastwards.




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Vegetable seller
Vegetable seller
Shoppers
Shoppers
Cobbler
Cobbler
Shipyard
Shipyard
Workers at the dry dock
Workers at the dry dock
Shoppers
Shoppers
Medicine trader
Medicine trader
Swimming pool
Swimming pool
Santubong River
Santubong River
Golden light on Sarawak River
Golden light on Sarawak River
Fort Magherita
Fort Magherita
Sarawak River boatman
Sarawak River boatman
Sunset
Sunset
Red lanterns
Red lanterns
Lighting up candles
Lighting up candles
Lantern at the Tua Pek Kong Temple
Lantern at the Tua Pek Kong Temple
Iban Dancer
Iban Dancer
Iban dancer
Iban dancer
Sarawak Cultural Village
Sarawak Cultural Village
Iban maidens
Iban maidens
Bidayung dancer
Bidayung dancer
Bidayuh dance
Bidayuh dance
Melanau dance
Melanau dance
Melanau dance
Melanau dance
Melanau dance
Melanau dance
Orang Ulu warriors
Orang Ulu warriors
Orang Ulu girl
Orang Ulu girl
Zapin, a Malay dance
Zapin, a Malay dance
Zapin, a Malay dance
Zapin, a Malay dance
Sarawak Cultural Village dancers
Sarawak Cultural Village dancers