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  • proper n. The state capital of Sarawak (Malaysia).


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From Malay Kuching, from kucing.


  • There is much more, like the things I unearthed last Friday: a set of opium weights, an opium pipe, a carving of a nasty little man from, I think, Irian Jaya (though I bought it in Kuching, on Borneo) who is clutching his penis and a knife, and who seems to have real teeth.

    Summer Cleaning

  • Dayak fetish, purchased by the author in Kuching, Sarawak, Borneo

    Fetishes As Fetish Does

  • There will be other courses (I hope!) ... or I may one day open a branch in Kuching!

    Creative Writing Course

  • Unfortunately, there is no good sushi to be found here in Kuching.

    An Interview with Hajime Sato

  • I'm quite shattered that I can't take your course, it sounds VERY exciting, but I'm in Kuching.

    Creative Writing Course

  • Matters here did not mend, for the wind had risen since we started, and the roar of the breakers on the shore recalled Kuching, and the comforts we had left behind us, most vividly to our minds.

    On the Equator

  • All forts in Sarawak are built of the same materials and on the same model as the above, excepting that at Kuching, which is of stone, and much larger.

    On the Equator

  • I first discovered the sundry delights of Kuching, which is the capital of the Malaysian state of Sarawak pronounced sah-RAH-wok several years ago.

    NYT > Home Page

  • Unlike Kuching, which is relatively thriving, Sibu is hurting economically.

    Planet Malaysia

  • Formerly a manager for a major Indonesian investment firm in Sarawak, he and his family had grown comfortable calling Kuching home.

    nst online


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