Carpenter Street
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pianocello
Shah Alam, Malaysia1,902 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Family
This road has a nice ornate gate. Inside are many nice restaurants and some backpacker lodgings. Good for pedestrians but a nightmare for drivers. You have to get through the waterfront jam and then good luck finding a parking spot.
Written 24 October 2022
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Jarne
Kuching, Malaysia63 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Solo
There are a lot of good food you can get it here only if you know when and where to get them.

Time: 5:30-11am
Walking in Carpenter street from the arch, on you left there is a open food court that operates as early as 5:30-6am, the teochew temple is right opposite. Here, you'll find one of the best pork porridge in town! Go after 7:15am, will need to wait at least 45minutes, so.. Be early! (Price range Rm3.50-Rm6.00)

Kolomee at this same venue is nice but you can get a better one if you continue to walk till the end of this first row of shop(4-5shop houses away), you'll see a coffee shop across the street right at this china street junction, here serve one of the nicest hakka kolomee. Mutton noodle, taiwan beef noodle and pork kolo mee is one of the must try, their homemade noodle is awesome.

Time:8-2pm
Along this street, few shops after post office on you right, you'll see a small stall selling "lek tau suan" (green bean soup), as for "o bee muay" (black glutinous soup) only available on every tuesday and thursday. They also sell "pong pia" a type of lotus baked bun which is very tasty. (Rm1.50-rm3/4.00)

At the same food court opposite the temple, you can get "yong tau fu" operating from 11:30-2pm, it is a type of soup with combination of fishballs,meatballs,beancurd with pork and lady's finger with minced meat and "bee hoon" aka vercimile. Fishballs/meatballs and ingredients of soup are all homemade. Their pork satay isn't bad too. (Rm6.00-rm7.00)

"Aladdin" chicken rice right beside the temple operating from noon till around 2pm & 5pm till around 10pm. Chicken rice they serve here is delicious, with the spicy grind chilli makes a perfect combination! Deep fried wings and drumstick available at night is delicious!!! (Rm5-rm12)

These are the highlights food i'd recommend.
Written 20 June 2016
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David H
269 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Solo
There is not a lot to see in Kuching city with most of the monuments and landmark stuck in one central area okay to look around and is nice job on the boat across the river to see other sites what delivered a walk and I hope to go to the grand market which means you can buy lots and lots of stuff you don't need.
Written 27 December 2016
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Sketchguypdx
18 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Kuching appears to gentrifying and the robust development taking place in other parts of Malaysia, especially urban centers, is taking place here. Carpenter Street offers a look at what more of what Kuching looked like, with its narrow shops, eateries and older architecture. Coffee shops and modern murals, however, are sneaking in. In a few years it may appear very different.
Written 25 August 2019
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random_musings
Singapore, Singapore314 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
quick stroll to see some really good restaurants for chicken rice, kolo mee etc. It is just one street away from the kuching esplanade.
Written 30 July 2019
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Solo
This is an example of how a city looks like I am not a city fan but as someone who likes designs I saw a small similarity with a suburban area that I live in and I tried to see whether there is same design principle when you look closer it is different but I had to see to know if it was.
Written 20 July 2019
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Ken J
Bermagui, Australia192 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Family
lots of shops selling any thing and everything prices are a little better on t shirts than on the waterfront
Written 3 February 2019
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stephen2912
Adelaide, Australia198 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Friends
we went here durning the moon cake festival mid to late September. At night the street came alive with market stalls , food stalls etc. During the day the buildings remind me very much of the same architecture as Penang Shop below house with shutters above and from what i can find out was built around the same sort of time frames . There is a very old church by the main entrance arch way worth stopping and at least read the history behind it
Written 1 October 2018
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VincentHoKuching
Kuching197 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
In a lot of places in the world where there are Chinese, you will likely find a street where they slowly congregate for business till its mostly all chinese shops and then the street gets designated as "ChinaTown".
Well, for Kuching, Carpenter Street is the street. You will find the typical Chinese Arches on both ends of the street. Just last year (2017) the government installed an overhead canopy so now you wont get wet when it rains and get too hot when the sun's out.
Lots and lots of old shops providing old-style foods, bric-a-brac goods, clothings...But its more about going there to take in the sights and enjoying a nice stroll.
After you finish, go visit the Tourist Centre at the eastern end, then head across the road to the Waterfront and take another stoll along it - its about 1Km long. Best done in the evening, say 6:00pm when its not too hot.
Dont say I didnt tell you...
Written 30 August 2018
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hengkowkeakh
Sungai Petani, Malaysia44 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Couples
Lots and lots of local foods for anyone game enough to try. It is impossible to taste EVERYTHING and in the end, we managed to put our taste-buds to work on several foods that formed the favorites of some connoisseurs from some websites. Not bad after all.
Written 15 March 2018
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