I was there again last weekend for the final week of the pre-marriage course. And what greeted me when I landed in Kuching was haze. Haze that was worse than what I saw in KL. Which of course meant, bad for me – photographically speaking.
But I did not fly all the way there to be kicked down the gutter by haze. I was determined to at least get some shots out. Of course, in IR, why do I want to see boring visible light?
During my last trip there, I was impressed with the new legislative building or Dewan Undangan Negeri (DUN) as they call it. Of course, I was racking my brains on a sunset shot the DUN but the haze said no. And I also didn’t really have the time to wait for the sun to set.
So, I decided to go IR on it.
Walking further down the river, we will see the imposing palace on the north bank of the river opposite the Waterfront, Astana. It was built in 1870 by Charles Brooke as a bridal gift to his wife Margaret. It is nowadays the official residence of the Head of State of Sarawak.
So, there you have it. A short walk in Kuching and you get to enjoy some pretty scenic views if the weather cooperates.