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Kuching : the capital of Sarawak,  is situated at the banks of the Sarawak River in Borneo island.  The population of  1 million is made up of Malays, Dayaks, Chinese,  Indians and other ethnic groups. It is impossible to really enjoy Kuching from the air-conditioned tour bus. To make the most of your visit you must put on your walking shoes, take to the streets and join in.

Population and The People : Sarawak has a population of  2 Millions. Kuching is around half a million making it the highest populated city in Sarawak and the 7th highest populated in Malaysia. Kuching is a cosmopolitan city, and this is reflected in the faces on the streets. Whilst the population is predominantly Chinese and Malay, Kuching is home to people from virtually all of Sarawak's 26-plus ethnic groups. As well as Bidayuhs (formerly known as Land Dayaks) and Ibans (Sea Dayaks), you are sure to encounter Melanaus from the coastal areas and Orang Ulu, the collective name given to the smaller indigenous Kayan, Kenyah, Kelabit, Berawan, Lun Bawang, Penan, etc. All are thoroughly modern Malaysians nowadays though many of the rural people still live in longhouse communities.

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The administration of Kuching is divided into following two administrative groups:

1)  The northern section of Kuching is run by Dewan Bandaraya Kuching Utara or Kuching North City Hall
2)  The southern section is administrated by Majlis Bandaraya Kuching Selatan or Kuching South City Council.

The climate in Kuching is tropical, moderately hot and receives substantial rainfall. Average annual rainfall is approximately 4,000 mm . The wettest times are during the North-East Monsoon months of November to February. Temperature is around 23C in the early hours of the morning and rises to around 32C in the mid afternoon.


INDEX of Kuching City  September 24, 2017 11:25:41 PM

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