Travelogue

Impressions of Little India @ Kuching

One can find Chinatown in all major cities around the world. In Malaysian cities, we have Little India besides Chinatown in major cities. The Little India in Kuching, Sarawak is adjacent to the main bazaar on waterfront, along Jalan India.

Jalan India Kuching Sarawak

My favourite shops were the traditional spice merchants.

Jalan India Kuching Sarawak

They are sellings seeds, beans, dry foods, spices and other cooking essentials.

Jalan India Kuching Sarawak

Jalan India Kuching Sarawak

Jalan India Kuching Sarawak

The smells of the spices and foods were strong, with narrow passage ways. This is the sour Asam, key ingredient for local dishes. When I was a kid, I used to eat asam like how it was presented. It looks like ‘SH*T’ but tastes good.

Jalan India Kuching Sarawak

Jalan India Kuching Sarawak

Shopping at these traditional shops has more fun than the clean hypermarkets.

Jalan India Kuching Sarawak

I also got to see interesting trades and sign boards. Fake teeth anyone?

Jalan India Kuching Sarawak

Jalan India Kuching Sarawak

My favourite was still the dry foods and spices. I was lucky to see a bit of light in the dim shop front.

Jalan India Kuching Sarawak

If you are visiting Kuching, do walk further than the tourist area (main bazaar) and towards Little India and masjid.

Jalan India Kuching Sarawak

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