Sunday, June 13, 2010
Up, up and away
Tomorrow I'm flying up to Miri, and then on to Mulu in Gunung Mulu National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage listed area, for four days of walking, trekking, climbing and general exploring.
I had dinner last night at the home of batik artist Michael Lim. I was invited by Ramsay Ong (one of whose works I bought today to send down to the Albury Art Gallery for safekeeping). Another guest was Ram's cousin Edric Ong, an architect-designer and president of the Arts and Crafts Society of Sarawak in East Malaysia. He designed Kuching's airport and the Sarawak Cultural Village (which I haven't had a chance yet to visit), and wrote the text for the coffee table book "Sarawak Style". Alicia, who works at Artrageously Ramsay Ong, was there with her husband, I think Andy. The very sweet Moses Joseph, who works with the water board, picked me up and dropped me home afterwards. I didn't have a chance to talk with Colin and David, and one of Michael's sisters, who were also there.
Michael made an amazing meal. Apparently his cooking is going to be featured in a series on The Discovery Channel.
I've found my hairdresser in Kuching :-))