Not too long ago, it was noted that South Korean actor, Yoo Seung Ho, was in Kuching, with the I’m Not a Robot actor arriving unannounced through Kuching International Airport.
Many have since wondered why he was here, but it was soon made known that the actor came as part of Discovery Channel Korea’s exploration Off The Grid series.
Parts of series had since been uploaded to Youtube.
If you are like me, understanding little Korean, then there’s also some videos with English subtitles, though most are in Korean.
Where did Yoo Seung Ho go in Kuching
In this series, Seung Ho was alone as he arrived at the Kuching International Airport without the usual fanfare an actor would get when they arrive announced.
From the airport, he slowly navigated the streets of Kuching by driving himself.
Outside of Kuching, he took a boat to Bako National Park, Fairy Cave in Bau, Semenggoh Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre (Semenggoh Nature Reserve) in Padawan, and Kampung Santubong.
During his visits to these locations, Yooo Seung narrated his reflections which capturing parts of the place he seemed to have liked or are worth a photo.
Where did Yoo Seung Ho stay in Kuching
The series shows the Korean actor checking in at Damai Beach Resort in Damai, which is about 45 minutes from the city.
Here, he was given one of the resorts signature room which is the Baruk Suites.
What Yoo Seung Ho eat in Kuching
Seung Ho had a variety of dishes when he was in Kuching, with the series showing he had, and loved his first Gula Apong Ice Cream at the bus stop at the Kuching Waterfront.
He then was videoed having dinner at Kuching’s famous seafood centre, TopSpot, in which he ordered deep fried Tiger Prawns with cheese (not sure why they called it lobster), Oyster Omelette, and Midin, a local specialty.
Another video showed the actor loving Sarawak’s signature Kolo Mee noodles, which he paired with a glass of fresh lemonade at Shirley Traditional Kolo Mee at Sing Bang Chong Cafe.
He also enjoyed Kuching’s popular Banana Fritters Cheese at James Brooke Bistro and Cafe at the Kuching Waterfront.
He then enjoyed Bakso, Fish Asam Pedas, Ayam Penyet and Midin Belacan at Dapo Tapok in Kampung Santubong.
If Seung Ho had checked our Kuching Food and Drink List, he’d have so much more to try out in Kuching!
Watch the Off The Beat
I know this post does seem like I am quite obsesses with Yoo Seung Ho, but we don’t get known K-drama actors in Kuching all the time, so do pardon my joy to see him enjoy Kuching, or home.
I’m not sure if there are more episodes on what he did when in Kuching, but I will update this post if there’s more released.
That said, if you want to watch the full series or what is available on Youtube of the series, the links are seen below.
- Check out Discovery Chanel Korea
- Watch Yoo Seung Ho’s Off The Grid
- Buy Korean inspired clothing
- Find tours in Kuching
- Buy Kuching souvenirs
- Read our Kuching food and drink list
Note: All photos here are screen grabs from Discovery Chanel Korea videos.