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Self Drive

Hi

May I know whether the roads are well lit in suburban areas during the nite? Will be staying in Damai and may drive in the night back from town. Will parking be an issue in town and how does one pay when parking at road side?

Thanks

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1. Re: Self Drive

Suburban areas road lighting - some well lit - some less so - its not particularly consistent. Its not uncommon for people to drive to / from Damai in the evening (dark) though. Parking charges apply on road side on certain roads in daytime, until about 5/530 pm. After that should be free. In daytime, you have to get a voucher from the 'pondok' which is a little hut that sells parking tickets for just a few RM.

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Hi, welcome to Kuching,

The road from Kuching to Damai is okay during daytime, but during evening is "dark"..... Don't worry about that, you car have light! ;-)

In Kuching area, parking is chargeable at roadside, when you see the parking lot have number. If the parking lot without number, so you don't need to pay parking fee. Monday till Friday need to pay parking. We using "Parking Coupon" system which you can purchase from the Parking Counter or local people call it "Coupon Pondok".

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If you are driving back from Kuching to Damai area at night, be very careful of the turns at the traffic lights and huge roundabouts as you may take a wrong turn or exit the wrong lane. This happen to me (and many Kuchingites) many times even though I have been to Damai umpteen times, esp. at night :)

A long stretch of the road is narrow and poorly lit at night, do be careful

Parking lots with numbers require you to use the coupons, those without numbers are free parking. Time of pay parking is from 8am - 5pm, Monday to Friday. Weekends and public holidays are free. Get your coupons from the kiosks or some bookstores at RM4.20 per book (20 coupons), you can buy one or two coupons if you don't need that much.

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Thanks to all for your inputs. Will be using GPS for guidance and hopefully avoid being lost...... Are the roads leading to Damai single lane and is traffic heavy?

Probably renting the car upon arrival at the airport around 2pm and any suggestions for lunch in town with easy parking? Should we drive to view some nearby sights before heading to Damai Beach Resort?

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5. Re: Self Drive

Yes single lane road once you leave the suburbs. Traffic isn't usually heavy in my experience but there is often a steady flow of cars without it holding you up.

Depends what food you want (coffee shop or more upmarket) parking after 2pm should be ok as office workers will mostly be away by then. Jalan padungan has several eating places that might be of interest. For something a little different, check out tribal stove opposite Hilton.

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