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Jusni from Kedah state flew into Kuching the day before and this late afternoon, we joined him to take a stroll along the waterfront waiting for sunset happening. As we arrived to meet him for 1st time since joining TE, he was already busy shooting. A brief introduction and greeting later, we were soon busy shooting in the warm afternoon sun.

Seen here was the boatman busy taking passengers home to their village across the river to the north side of Kuching city. Pay USD0.10 for the ride.

Prior to 1984, this part of the river was used heavily for transportation and cargo handling, and most boats would anchor along the riverbanks. Then the wharves were torn down and beautification waterfront development was built. Later the Sarawak River was dammed up by a causeway/barrage at its lower end downstream. For people on the north side, this could be a blessing because the current of the flow trickled down to slow speed, although some attributed city flooding over the years to this project.

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Additional Photos by Bill Laucp (trekks) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2260 W: 172 N: 4300] (14348)
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