Friday, November 11, 2011

Why am I in Kuching?

Kuching, the city of cats, is no longer a remote area which can only be visited by 4WD or speed boats. It has become one of the major city in the whole Borneo in recent years. 
You can see great developments in terms of infrastructures and socials where huge buildings were built, major player in the entertainment and food industries are moving into the city, more locals are speaking fluent English rather than our local bahasa Sarawak.
Kuching is such a nice place to stay where Kuchingnites were blessed with all the extremely delicious Sarawak Laksa, Kolok Mee, Tomato Kueh Tiaw, Belacan Bee hoon, and tonnes of great food!
We have very clean environments with very low index of polluted air. The city is considered one of the cleanest cities in Malaysia and was voted as one of the world's healthiest cities, recognised and awarded by both United Nations (UN) and World Health Organisation (WHO)[18] and by the Alliance for Healthy Cities (AFHC) in Suzhou, China
People here are so friendly that it makes you feel as if you are one of the Kuchingnites (even if you're a foreigner). We tend to smile even at strangers and we never hesitate to give you a helping hand if you got yourself lost in the city.
Kuching is probably one of the safest places in the world. Crime rate is very low and there are few animals or plants in the rainforest that may be harmful to people. And because Sarawak is politically stable, kidnapping, terrorism or religious/ethnic internal strife are unheard of.
State Police Commissioner DCP Datuk Mortadza Nazarene said the police had been quite successful in reducing crime in the state. Mortadza said overall, the state registered 9,264 crime cases last year and 8,559 this year, a reduction of 705 cases.He also underlined that the city had the second lowest crime rate in the country. (quoted from the Borneo Post, October 12, 2011, Wednesday)

Now that Kuching is such a perfect place, why events are always organised in Kl instead of Kuching!! This has become one of biggest frustration for bloggers in Kuching!! (me! me!)
Recently, there were few events which I was invited were all held in KL!

Last week, I was announced as the winner of the Genting bloggers contest and the prize-giving ceremony is held in Genting on the 17th November! (can't attend).
I just received a call from an event organizer that they are inviting me to be the caricaturist for their upcoming events. After agreeing on almost all the terms and condition, they then told me that the events will be in One Utama! My "happiness brick" were crumbled on the spot! (can't attend)

The coming Nuffnang Blog Awards are also held in KL! How am I suppose to go if I'm in Kuching!!!?? 

Please tell me!! Why am I in Kuching!!
How I wish there is actually a chrono-shifting machine where I can reach KL in seconds =_=