Location : Majlis Bandaraya Kuching Selatan, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia.
This is where the iconic inverted funnel shape administrative office of the Kuching city hall south stands. Its unmistakable blue/white colour can be easily noticed by first time visitors to Kuching.
It has an East and West garden, both with manmade lakes surrounded by a wide range of plants and trees to provide shade and attracting many types of birds including kingfishers. It is most beautiful when the many Tecoma trees here bloom, usually around April/May.
The West Garden
The West garden has toilet facilities, two kids playground and a reflexology path. Both East and West have outdoor gyms. The West lakeside stage used to conduct aerobic classes on weekdays but have stopped since the pandemic. Although there is only one gazebo on the East side, there are many benches around the lake on the West for those who choose to read a book.
The East Garden
Note that the “Hokkien Garden”, also under the care of MBKS, has 6 huge gazebos is still the best spot to read a book. However, if you do not read Chinese which is on the entrance arch, you might miss it. It is situated next to track and field pitch and best entered from the side of Chung Hua Primary School. Perhaps, MBKS should put up signages in more languages for the benefit of other races. Happy reading.
The latest addition to the South side is the New Norm Garden launched during late 2020 to remind Kuchingites of the importance of the various SOPS enforced for the current Covid-19 pandemic.