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Jalan Padungan
Location: Kuching

A souvenir hunter and gastronome's haven, Jalan Padungan is virtually an extension of the Main Bazaar due to its proximity. It has some excellent coffee shops and restaurants, Cafes, Pubs and some unusual specialist retailers amidst the line of old Chinese shophouses, mostly built in the 1920's and 30's during the rubber boom. Look out for the traditional Chinese pastry shops and their traditional candies, and the variety of local fares such as Popiah, Sotong Kang Kung, Belacan Beehoon and many more.

Some buildings are very elegantly decorated, and a walk round the back of them can reveal fascinating architectural details. The Great Cat of Kuching, a monumental kitsch statue, is situated at the junction of Jalan Padungan and Jalan Central.  After years of being the king of kitsch, the Great Cat now has a competitor - the Cat Statue opposite Hotel Grand Margherita.

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Rainforest World Music Festival 2015 dates
24/06/2014 - 31/12/2014
7th - 9th August 2015
 
East Asia Inter-regional Tourism Food Fair
28/08/2014 - 28/08/2014
Participation by 10 member provinces of 10 countries
 
East Asia Inter-regional Tourism Forum
04/09/2014 - 06/09/2014
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East Asia Inter-regional Tourism Food Fair
04/09/2014 - 07/09/2014
Participation by 10 member provinces of 10 countries. At the Kuching Waterfront 10am-10pm
 

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