There is a street named after Kuching in Guro City of Seoul


KUCHING, Dec 31: Guro District office of Guro City of Seoul, South Korea has named a street after Kuching – “Namkuching-ro”.

According to Kuching South City Hall (MBKS) mayor Dato Wee Hong Seng, the street name “Namkuching-ro” means “Kuching South Street” and it was done to honour the Friendship City relationship Guro City has established with Kuching City South. The Namkuching-ro” is located near the building of UNESCO’s Asia-Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding.

He proclaimed this as one of the achievements of MBKS.

“In addition, MBKS also won the JCI Malaysia Sustainable Development Award 2020 for its own SDG Project on the IPeople-Qmunity App under the Sustainable Development Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities. As for the SDG Project on Mayor’s Walk under the Sustainable Development Goal 3: Good Health and Well-Being, MBKS was the Finalist.

“Another development is the Traffic Garden Expansion and Community Rejuvenation Programme at Kenyalang Park which marks a new milestone in MBKS’ efforts to beautify Kuching South’s parks. The project will integrate the existing Traffic Garden and its surrounding open spaces to create a unique 10 acres of green lung for the recreation and convenience of residents and public alike,” said Wee in a press statement today.


Wee also did not forget the praise hailed by Health Director General Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah who commended Sarawak for its effort of keeping Covid-19 under control.

“I am actually quite delighted that Sarawak has been lauded by the MOH Director General – Tan Sri Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah its successful efforts in curbing the further spread of the virus where the rates have remained low. I guess it is a form of encouragement for us Sarawakian to do even better.”

Wee said it has been almost a year and in the year 2020, Sarawakians have bravely embraced and persevered through a year filled with extreme challenges, changes, uncertainty and adversities, caused by COVID-19 Pandemic and the economic instability that ensued after that.

“Thus, year 2020 is truly the beginning of new discoveries and a year to ponder over many things happening in our life and livelihood.

“Kuching is known as the heart of Sarawak when it comes to businesses, investments and infrastructures. As such, we must play our roles in spearheading the economic recovery, by facilitating the State Government’s efforts to reinstate the pre-COVID-19 economic stability and vibrancy,” said Wee.

For his Chinese New Year wish, it is his fervent hope to build Kuching hand in hand with everyone in the coming New Year of 2021 and the years ahead.

“Together, we shall stay united, and to protect the City and Sarawak we so loved,” he said. — DayakDaily