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 :-))


  1. Hi Rob, Your life from a suitcase sounds pretty amazing so far. Thinking of you - take care, Sue Lipscombe

  2. Hi Rob, We (Michael Lim, Ramsay Ong, Alicia and Andy and myself) enjoy reading yr blog after our dinner at Alicia and Andy's place, away from the usual gathering place at No. 10, Mendu Street "(No. 10, Downing Street)" - Michael's place also popularly known "after 10" for the coffee freaks like us. Thanks for remembering us in yr travel blog. - MJ