We built this city…

This area is called UniCity, short for University City, by virtue of the fact that there is a multi-storey hostel…

UCTS Hostel

…for students pursuing their further studies at the university close by, with a supermarket and a departmental store on the ground floor and I did see a bakery section, probably an outlet of this one like the one at the mall closer to town.

Directly opposite the hostel is this hotel…

Li Hua Hotel, UniCity

…another one in the chain of hotels that includes this one and this one as well. This would be very convenient for parents accompanying their children coming for their registration or attending their convocation.

There are a number of blocks of shops all around though mostly unoccupied. At this point in time, there is a MR DIY outlet and this pizza place…

Piosa, UniCity

…and I did see a pharmacy as well but there are quite a number of coffee shops and that morning, we decided to go and check this one…

Kiing Huat Kopitiam, UniCity

…out.

The kopi-o-peng (iced coffee, black) was RM1.50 a glass, cheaper than at a lot of places but the kampua piansip mee

Kiing Huat Kopitiam pain sip mee

…that my missus had was RM3.00 a plate, more expensive than many elsewhere. It looked kind of plain – they did not even have the usual sprinkling of chopped spring onions on top but thankfully, it did not taste too bad.

I wanted the kacang ma chicken…

Kacang ma chicken, only on weekends

…but was duly informed that it would be available on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only.

In the end, I ordered the pork leg rice (RM9.00)…

Pork leg rice

…from this stall…

Pork leg rice stall

…but I  would not say that it swept me off my feet, not at all.

It was mostly soy sauce and garlic…

Pork leg

…and did not have the fragrance of five-spice powder than one would use when cooking phak lor too khar (stewed pork leg).

One thing I noticed was that many of the stalls were not open – perhaps they cater mostly to the night-time crowd, probably the students having their dinner and loitering around to pass the time.

UniCity (2.342337, 111.831781) is located along Jalan Wawasan, on your left if you are coming from Bulatan Teng Chin Hua in the vicinity of the University College of Technology, Sarawak, Kolej Laila Taib and Woodlands International School, heading towards the Batang Igan Bridge.

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