Missing the great food in Kuching, Sarawak and being the foodie Singaporean, I booked a weekend trip to Kuching over the recent weekend, with flights up on AirAsia and return on Silkair. At the time of booking less than a month ago, the return flight on full-service Silkair was actually cheaper than on the LCC AirAsia!
Rushed to the airport after work on a Friday evening. Terminal One's newly renovated check-in counters at Rows 11/12.
We have already pre-printed boarding passes. Just make sure to clear immigration by the stated boarding time or you would be sent to the AirAsia service desk to have the boarding pass verified (which happened in my case as I was 4min too late)
Proceeded to D35 for boarding. There was still a line at security and boarding had just started.
28 October 2016 Air Asia AK 1772 Singapore (SIN) - Kuching (KCH) A320 9M-AHL Economy Class Flight Time: 1H04M
Boarding. Nope, we are not boarding a yellow Scootie aircraft.
Instead, it was a "Prince Lubricants" special-liveried aircraft.
Standard LCC-ish seat pitch with more advertising on the seat.
View out the window.
It was a totally full flight. Flight time to be slightly more than an hour. Doors closed, safety demonstration performed and started the long taxi to the runway.
Departure from Rwy02C.
Right turn shortly after lift off.
View of cabin.
Not yet taken dinner, I pre-ordered hot meals for the flight. Tried the festive selection of Asok's Butter Masala Chicken Briyani and Kabali Vegetable Briyani.
With the cover opened, both selection actually looked similar, with the only difference being the butter chicken or mock meat at the side. Taste wise, it was pretty decent though spicy. Meal came with a cup of water.
Very soon, we were descending into Kuching, with some beautiful night views of the city seen.
Landing on Rwy25 ahead of schedule.
Video of landing
Stayed at Pullman Kuching for 2 nights, and the deluxe room was huge and comfortable, with a bathroom that is almost as big as the already sizable bedroom.
Supper was at a nearby supper joint, Teresa Laksa, where I had my first taste of Sarawak Laksa and Kolo Mee for the trip. The laksa was actually pretty good and was well-recommended too. Also has the Sarawak-available only Teh-C Special (3-layered tea).
Spotted my first kuching in Kuching as well haha. Kuching is actually the malay word for cat, hence Kuching is also known as the Cat City.
Nice view from my hotel room the next morning.
Brunch was at Lee Coffee Shop along Jln Ban Hock, a 10min walk from the hotel. Again, had the usual Sarawak Laksa and Kolo Mee, as well as mini "burgers" and bak kut teh. Not forgetting a glass of cold Teh-C Special!
Singapore - SIN
Kuching - KCH
A decent experience on AirAsia for the short flight, with decently priced BOB meals and punctual flights.
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