A day stay at Cat City

While waiting for my room mate to get ready for breakfast, I walked slowly toward the window and opened my room’s curtain. It was a bright clear sky, as clear and focus as myself.


 After I had the breakfast at the hotel, my colleague and I headed to the airport. Our next destination was the Cat City.

The 1st Silicon Plant

I stayed at Somerset Gateway serviced apartment and it was my first time staying here. I kind of like it very much in terms of its location. Eating places are nearby, walking distance to the waterfront and should you decided to stay longer, you can just walk to MAS office to re-schedule your trip as the MAS office is located just next to it.

Chinese New Year deco welcomes you at the main entrance

Somerset Gateway reception area

A shot of Cat City buildings from my room patio

LHDN building is just in opposite my room and below is the popular TopSpot halal seafood centre

I can't help myself from not taking a shot on one of my favourite flower-Orchid

This time round, I was fortunate enough to attend my best friend Chinese New Year open house. She had arranged her nephew to fetch me from the hotel after I give in arguing with her that I can find my own way to her place.

Can you see little girls dancing behind the cherry blossom tree deco?

To my surprise, there were about more than 300 guests from different races and it’s just show how harmonious we are. Based on the festive decorations, it also shows that the host showcases 2 cultures – Kenyah and Chinese as my best friend is married to a Chinese.

 Hornbill with angpau hanging on its wings

Angpau are wrapped around the 'Kubu'

It was a joyful and merry evening. I met long lost classmates, schoolmates, ex-colleague and most of all my long lost relatives. I make new friends too and one of my new friend happens to be my mother ex-teacher whom now is full-time sape’ player.

 Mathew Ngau Jau-the sape player

His talent as a sape player has made him travel almost around the world under the wing of the Ministry of Tourism, Sarawak Tourism Board and few private corporate sectors. He performed for private function too. And very good news to me is, he’s going to perform in the upcoming Rainforest World Music Festival. Mathew will be performing and conducting workshop with his team members knows as ‘Lan E Tuyang’, so watch out for his performance.

 For the record, Mathew has produced his own album in sape instrumental version and some Kenyah old folks songs. If you happen to be one of his fan or traditional music and song’s fan, do go and grab his album at any record shops.

 I wish I can stay longer but the time was too short and I had to rush back to my room as I have an early morning flight to catch.

 Cat City, I’ll be back again. Soon. 🙂


  1. Sil_30

    21 February, 2009 at 10:37 am

    Wow, The Catcity look’s pretty good from the top… How I long to plan to go there….

  2. Sil_30

    21 February, 2009 at 10:39 am

    Nice View from the top of catcity, man how I long to go there and I hope it is soon since I do have alot of people I wanted to meet there.

  3. ladybirdmollyz

    23 February, 2009 at 8:01 am

    if you do go,do stay at somerset gateway – highly recommended by me. on the other hand, dolok udah ada topspot masa kitak kat kuching kah? ;p

  4. Sil_30

    24 February, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Auk banyak…. I just dunno whether it is the same name as it is before or not …

  5. ladybirdmollyz

    24 February, 2009 at 7:49 am

    it doesnt matter whether its same name or not, yang penting cat city memang banyak tempat makan yang best2. 🙂

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