Collected from the airport after a long flight and a one hour delay out of KL. The drive into the city reveals Kuching to be much larger than anticipated and somewhat more congested. Our diver is a biker (Triumph Street Triple) so we exchange views and tours.
The hotel is love and the room spacious however we have an inside room with a view of the space inside the hotel rather than the river.
A walk around the block is interesting (hot though) and we find that the river looks like a worthwhile cruise, the nearby restaurants are shut and there is a shopping mall out the back with lots of familiar shops and fast food outlets (KFC, Macdonalds, Burgur King) and the like.
The hotel (Ranee Suites) looks like it for dinner which it has to be said was disappointing.