Friday, 21 September, 2018 10:32:34 PM



Kuching Waterfront

Undergone several transformations since the 19th century - from a small settlement of atap buildings, to a busy port with landscaped riverside walk it is today. Kuching Waterfront is now home to modern sculpture, an open-air theatre and a musical fountain...


Jong's Crocodile Farm /Mini Zoo

See the man-eating crocodiles at the largest farm of its kind in Malaysia. Home to more than 1000 crocodiles, observe the reptiles being fed and learn about the history and lifestyle. The skull of the fame man-eating crocodile. Bujang Senang is displayed here; The farm also houses many other animals such as sun bear, monkeys, python, birds, civet, deers, etc.

Organized tour available at local tour agent at Rm 55 - 60 per adult - 3 hours

Serikin-Border Market Shopping

Located about 90km from Kuching or 1.5  hours drive, Serikin is a market at the border of Sarawak & Kalimantan where visitors can buy Indonesian products at good bargain price such as rattan mat (tikar). batik, handicrafts, dried prawn, keropok. etc. Back to Kuching. visit to Sarawak Pottery Factory and Satok Market for| the famous Terubuk Masin.

Organized tour available at Rm 70 - 80 per adult - 6 hours

Wind Cave & Fairy Cave

Visitors will be awed by the beautiful limestone formations formed over millions of years Fairy Cave which got its name from one of the formation which resemble the Chinese goddess. Kwan Yin. At Wind Cave, enjoy the constant breeze flowing thru while observing millions of bats and swiftlets (which produce the Chinese delicacy - birds nest)

Conducted tour from local travel agents at Rm 50-60 (4 hours)

Semmenggoh Orang Utan Centre

Formerly a rehabilitation centre for prang utan rescued from captivity or injured, this is where you can see this animal in the wild jungle. Observe
their unique behavior when they come out from the jungle for food during feeding time. Enrooted back to Kuching, stop by at pottery

Conducted tour from local travel agent. Round trip took 3 hours

The Malay Villages
along the riverside next to Fort Margherita have some beautiful traditional and modern Malay architecture.

The Malays originally migrated from Sumatra.and have certain amount of cultural and historical affinities with the Brunei Malays. Sarawak was part of the territory of the Sultan of Brunei before James Brooke came 2 centuries ago.

The Malays in Kuching traditionally lived along the coasts, where they were fishermen. They accepted Islamic since 4th Century.

The Malay kampungs along the Sarawak River  contain  beautiful traditional wooden Malay houses, and the people are very warm and friendly making an evening  walk through the kampung a very pleasant experience in Kuching.

There are some more superb Malay houses around Jin Datuk Ajibah Abol, behind the Kuching Mosque. Both these 2 Malay communities areas are self-contained, intact communities existing within the Kuching modern city.

Sarawak Cultural Village
Sarawak Cultural Village

The living museum' showcase the diversity of the ethnic people of Sarawak thru their traditional houses namely longhouses of the Iban. Bidayuh, Orang Ulu. Penan Hut; Melanau Tall House, Malay Town House and Chinese Farm House. Enjoy a 45 minutes cultural show at the end of visit.

Conducted tour from local travel agents or your hotel service counter

Chinese Temples in Kuching

Visitors exploring the charm of Kuching would chance upon several Chinese Taoist Temples open to visitors.

The temple building structures may look new but all these temples have 100 years of history behind.

Carpenter Street has two main entrances which is the East Entrance and the West Entrance. The East Entrance is located along Jalan Wayang and here stands a beautiful Hokkien Temple called Hong San Si Temple which is pretty hard to miss. The bright red colors at the side of the wall and the intricate temple designs are sure to catch your attention. This temple is one of the most beautiful temples in Kuching and is highly recommended to visit.

Sarawak River Cruise

Experience Kuching thru a different angle - from the Sarawak river where the first white rajah of Sarawak set his eyes upon Kuching when he sail up this river for the first time back in 1839. Boarding at Kuching Waterfront at least 15 minutes before departure. Sunset Cruise daily from 5.30pm - 7.00pm

Conducted tour from local travel agent available at RM 40-50 (1 hours 30 min) Or cheaper to board direct at Kuching Water Front

India Street Pedestrian Mall

India Street is a pedestrian walkway of variety of colorful textiles, clothing, crockery and other essentials in a manner not changed much in the past decades.

Golden Bridge across Sarawak River

A showy pedestrian bridge across the Sarawak river from the Old Court House to the DUN (Kuching’s State Assembly complex).

The 400m bridge will begin from the Sarawak State Legislative Building, and will be curled towards the Kuching Waterfront in an S shape.

Its shape which was inspired by Sarawak’s meandering rivers in Sarawak, while the design will take elements of Sarawak diverse culture including reminiscing the Bidayuh bamboo bridge.

Imperial Hotel 帝宮大酒店
Imperial Hotel 帝宮大酒店

2017-03-31 FRI 13:19

Newly built Imperial Hotel Kuching right next to Boulevard Shopping Mall

Five minutes’ drive from the Kuching International Airport and 10 minutes to the city central business district (CBD), the Imperial Hotel is situated on top of the Boulevard Shopping Mall so guests may expect immediate access to facilities, amusement and entertainment.

Food Court in City One Megamall, Kuching City
Food Court in City One Megamall, Kuching City

CityONE Megamall
claim to be the largest commercial development in Sarawak with:
a gross development value (GDV) of RM300 Million,
1.5 million sq ft of gross space spread across four stories
400 retail outlets
650,000 square feet of net retail space


Wild honey seller near Medan Niaga Satok Complex
Wild honey seller near Medan Niaga Satok Complex at Petra Jaya New Township.

2017-04-08 SAT 13:10

Medan Niaga Satok Market

In Medan Niaga Satok market, you will find exotic fruits and vegetables like wild jungle ferns ‘Midin’, ‘Snake skin’ fruits and wild ‘belimbing’. the life ‘sago’ worms eaten fresh as snacks during tea break. The Chinese and Malay stalls selling various items such as ‘ikan terubok masin’, ikan bakar, local handicrafts carvings, fruits, vegetables, poultry, seafood, wild orchids, wild honey, traditional herbs, pets and even clothing.

Kubah Ria Complex
Shopping Center
Medan Niaga Satok Complex
A Business Complex
Sarawak State Government Funded
RM 22,383,000
A Market Complex
Malaysia Federal Government Funded
Rm 40 Millions

View from Ching San Yen Temple, Kuching 古晋青山巖

View from Ching San Yen Temple, Kuching 古晋青山巖

Ching San Yen Temple existed more than 200 years, occupies an ancient site. Here travelers gave thanks after safely crossing the South China Sea back in those day and in present day as well.

Ching San Yen Temple is situated at Muara Tebas, in a Village called Kampung (in English Village) Muara Tebas. This place has been a fishing and trading village for centuries.

The Shine was renovated in 1903 follow by a major renovation from 1994 to 2000.

If this is that "has been a trading village for centuries" why is it still remain as a village after "centuries"? For "centuries" it has no economy strength to developed from a fishing village into a town then into a city??

Borneo Medical Centre, Kuching City
Borneo Medical Centre, Kuching City
2017-04-05 WED 10:06

Cost for a medical check up basic package available in Kuching City:

1- Borneo Medical Centre -  Health Screening Packages Basic Rm 120
2- KPJ Kuching Specialist Hospital  -  General Screening Rm 240 - 300
3- Normah Medical Specialist Centre -  Health Screening Basic Rm 230
4- Sarawak International Medical Centre - No Package - Rm 0.00
5- Timberland Medical Centre -  Basic Packages Rm 200



Visitors’ Information Center of Sarawak Tourism Board on Padang Merdeka. The center assist with general travel enquiries. The center also houses the National Park and Wildlife booking office which issues visitor permits and books accommodation for Bako, Gunung Gading, Kubah and Matang Wildlife Center.
The Visitors’ Information Center

Lot 31, Jalan Masjid, 93400 Kuching, Sarawak

Tel: 082-410944 or 082-410942 Fax: 082-256301


Sarawak Tourist Association (STA)

Sarawak Steamship Building Tel: 082-240620          Fax: 082-427151


Tourism Malaysia Office

Rugayah Building, Jln Song Thian Cheok, Kuching

Tel: 082-246775/246575        Fax: 082-246442

Facts about Kuching

More than 50 per cent of the houses in Kuching are semi-detached houses and bungalows, significantly more than any other Malaysian city.
Roti Canai, was first invented by an Indian who settled in Bau.
In Bau go to Bau's 'Lina Cafe' - corner coffee shop at the only remaining row of wooden shops in this gold town since 1963. Operated by a very friendly 3rd generation ... have your breakfast there, before heading to Serikin market.
Kuching has a special complex at Kenyalang Park where pirated CDs/DVDs are sold and it seems to be legal.
In Kuching, KFC, Pizza Hut, and McDonalds are not easily found in shopping malls, instead there's the homegrown fast food chain, Sugarbun.
Kuching has a place called Saberkas which is similar to Low Yat Plaza in KL which sells electronic gadgets.
Kuching is a city that has two Salvation Armies.
Kuching has a lot of churches.
Kuching has lots of food courts and perhaps the highest (per square feet) where Muslims and non-Muslim stalls are opened together. You can order satay and Kolo Mee and eat together ("perpaduan" to the max here!).
Kuching has one of the most luxurious and largest state assembly building or Dewan Undangan Negeri building. It's almost like a palace.
Foods that should not be missed when visit Kuching are the famous Kolo Mee, Mee Po, Kampua mee, Laksa Sarawak, Kek Batik/Lapis, Kueh Chap, 7th Mile Teh C Peng, and most importantly, Tomato Mee.

Places that a tourist would most probably visit when they are at
1- Kuching are Jalan Song (for the foods),
2- Friendship Park (for dating),
3- Waterfront area (for the culture),
4- Cultural village (for the culture also),
5- Damai Beach (for the beach),
6- Santubong (for hiking),
7- various national parks (for the flora and fauna).
  Do not expect all the long houses to be made of wood, built in the middle of the jungle, with no electricity and water, surviving with only a river stream nearby! It's not true. Most of the long houses here are already developed and look like a long terrace house with abundant electricity and water supplies.
  Kuching is the only place where Chinese-made Ais Kacang and Kolo Mee are commonly done by Malays (We have halal Kolo Mees here)!
  The famous three-layer tea was originated from 7th mile, Kuching.
1. Kuching is the first city in the country where motorists can "turn left when exit is clear" legally! (Now started to be implemented in Putrajaya)

3. There are more satellite dishes in the backyard of Kuching houses than other places combined together.

4. Most of the pretty girls in Kuching go out without make-up, wearing simple shorts, T-shirt, and Japanese slippers.

5. Kuching is the city where the majority of families here have the motto "one person, one car", and not "one family, one car". When the children get their license, they will eventually have their own car. Form 5 students will drive to school on their own. Even when the fuel price hiked, the number of cars in a family will still remain the same.

6. Kuching's roundabout is very big compared to other cities. It is nearly equivalent to one and a half football fields. They could even build dozens and dozens of houses inside the roundabout and plant thousands of trees in it.

7. The people here often refer to locations in the city by using the word "mile". Examples are 3rd Mile, 4th Mile, 5th Mile, and so on.

8. Many shops in the cities start to close at around 6pm to 10pm at night.

9. Majority of the people in Kuching are more family-minded than money-minded.

12. If you order fruit juices at food courts, prepare to face the curious and blurry expressions from the locals there. Why? Local people seldom order fruit juices in Kuching as they are quite expensive. Locals mostly ordered Teh C Peng or Teh C Special (a three-layer tea drink).

14. The majority of people here are more civilised compare to other cities in Malaysia and most of them are very friendly.

15. Various languages are mastered by the locals here such as the Sarawak language, Iban language, Bidayuh language, Hokkien language, Mandarin language, Bahasa Malaysia, English, and so on.

16. Don't be surprised if you see non-Malay speaking Iban/Sarawak language and Malays speaking mandarin. It's a norm here.

17. Majority of local guys here have a tattoo on their body.

19. Most cars in Kuching are imported cars such as Porche, Mazda RX8, Nissan Skyline, Toyota, and Honda (this shows that the people here are quite rich). However, there are also a lot of Perodua Viva and Kancil (for rent and economic usage).

21. In Kuching, you can go kayaking in the sea, caving, jungle trekking, mountain climbing, shopping, national park visiting, visiting border town market (Serikin-Indonesia/Malaysia) all within an hour's journey. You can't do that in other cities of Malaysia. You can't do kayaking, mountain climbing, and jungle trekking in KL.

24. Kuching has a roundabout with a kindergarten and backpacker's lodge (Transit Point) in it.

25. Kuching has the most beautiful roundabout-flyover, called the Kenyalang Interchange.

27. Kuchingites' childhood instant noodle is called the "Lee Fah Mee" and not Maggie Mee.

28. Kuching is where you can find "Whitelady" in almost all drink stalls (only Kuchingites will know what it is).

29. Kuching waterfront is where you can find "Gambir" sold legally everywhere (only Sarawakians will know what's Gambir).

30. "Demak" brand motorcycles are produced in Kuching (that is why we have Demak Laut Industrial park)

33. Kuching is the only city in Malaysia that has two mayors (DBKU and MBKS).

34. Kuching people are usually lazy to walk, they will park their cars next to the coffee shop they patronise, preferably by the side of the tables they sit, even if it is illegal.

35. They are not addicted to Tutti Frutti or Baskin Robbins, but Kuchingites will go for a Sunny Hill Ice Cream on a hot day!

36. Kuching has a lot of mixed marriage couples! And they respect all types of religions! You can easily see Malays attending a wedding reception in a Catholic Church, or Chinese lepak-ing with Malays around.

39. Kuching has a "Jalan Keretapi" without any signs of keretapi (which means "train" in the Malay language).

40. You know what is "Terubok" and "Midin" if you have been to Kuching or Sarawak.

41. Kuching's oyster pancake is extra-large and very crispy compared to other oyster pancakes.

42. Kuching has the most massage parlours per square kilometre in Malaysia. You can normally find AT LEAST 20 ads of different massage parlours in a single page of the Chinese newspaper here.

43. In Kuching, the left lane is normally the faster lane. Please bear that in mind when you are driving around Kuching City.

44. In Kuching, there is no "wrong way" for your routes, because whichever direction you choose, it can still lead you to your destination. There are thousands of shortcuts here!

45. No matter how dirty Kuching is, please accept the fact that Kuching is the Cleanest City in Malaysia.

46. Kuching city was voted as one of the world's healthiest cities, recognised and awarded by the United Nations, World Health Organisation, and the Alliance for Healthy Cities.




Commercial Buildings in Kuching




Plaza Merdeka

12th December 2013 was the official opening of Plaza Merdeka.

Among the tenants are :
Parkson which takes up four floors or 130,000 square feet (sq ft) of space,
Everrise with more than 22,000sq ft,
Cotton On with 9,000sq ft and Esprit with 5,000sq ft.
McDonald’s 4th outlet in Kuching occupy two storey and include an outdoor dining area.
Quiksilver's concept cafe, Boardriders cafe, adds to the mall’s food court located at the third floor.
The boutique hotel expected to be opened by 2014.

Kuching has increase in the number of high-rise offices, residences, hotels and shopping malls. Among the many new buildings are a large number of shopping malls, each larger and grander than the one before.
From the first mall in Kuching, the Electra House to the current ‘crowd puller’, tHe Spring, an increasing number of shopping malls, each larger and grander than the one before.

Other New Shopping Malls :

CityONE Megamall,
The Summer as well as
Eastern Mall


Jalan Jalan in Kuching City

Kuching Sentral

Kuching Sentral

The complex is owned by Kuching Sentral Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of PASB, a Sarawak government-link company.

Strategically located two minutes away from Kuching International Airport, Kuching Sentral formed a new hub for the transportation industry and cater for regional express buses traveling on daily routes to Sri Aman, Sarikei, Sibu, Pontinak, Brunei and Sabah.

The terminal can accommodate 12,000 passengers.


Kuching has an excellent range of hotel accommodation, from luxury to budget:

1) International Hotel

 2) Medium Class Hotels

  3) Budget Hotels

Accommodation in Kuching


1A Jalan Mathies, 93100 Kuching.
(Novotel Interhill Hotel, Kuching)

389 rooms, 23-Storey new hotel in Kuching  comprised a 3-storey shopping centre to be completed by end of 2008.  The 23-storey hotel located at a prime location in Kuching City centre with panoramic views of the city of Kuching and Sarawak River...........





Friday and Saturday : 6PM to 11PM
Sunday : 4PM to 11PM

Aerial view of Kuching

Aerial view of Kuching City South,

Take a boat ride while you are in Sarawak, because a trip to Sarawak is NOT a trip until you take a boat ride on one of many rivers. Most tourists will visit remote areas and boat rides are a part of it, try that!

For many people, they may not have opportunity to see rivers that flow like this, and the flat landscape such as this.

Visitors for other countries may find Sarawak has a tropical lush color very different from their home land.

It is a common sight to see our rivers winding and curving down to the sea, often flooding low-lying riverbanks during heavy rainfall seasons. Many tourists come to Sarawak for its natural tropical rainforest attractions, rich biodiversity, and cultural traditions.

Kuching city is growing over the years into a modern metropolitan. Known in English as "Cat", Kuching is in fact a Malay word.

Native people live in traditional long houses and it is a great tourist attraction each year during harvest festivals called Gawai celebrations.

2000 - 2013

  The Isthmus
  Borneo Samariang Resort City

Borneo Convention Centre Kuching
Sarawak Convention Centre

Sarawak International Medical Centre  (SIMC)

A RM400million facility with state of the art cardiac centre, cancer centre and kidney centre.

Sarawak International Medical Centre (SIMC)

RM400million state of the art cardiac centre, cancer centre and kidney centre...


Kuching Towers

 ...39 storey will be the tallest building in Kuching Borneo...

More about Kuching Tower...

Kuching Towers 39 storeys The tallest building in Borneo!


Plaza Merdeka
Plaza Merdeka compromises of a 12 stories 3 star hotel with 290 rooms and a shopping centre of 200 retail outlets.

Joint development by Times Metropolitan and Sarawak Government. This RM 270 million project is located beside Padang Merdeka Kuching and expected to be ready by 2010.
  Sama Jaya Cyber City
City Bridge Commercial Centre
  Kuching Water Theme Park
Kuching Isthmus City (Kawasan Sarawak Barrage)
BDC Gyratory interchange
PULLMAN KUCHING (Novotel Interhill Kuching)
Swinburne University Campus Expansion 
DUN-Sarawak State Legislative Building
A 9-storey high building is the venue for Sarawak's state legislative assembly sittings.
The distinctive "payung" roof of the new DUN Sarawak State legislative assembly complex is an icon for Sarawak...

I think Kuching should not just alone focus on concrete development, (there should be also) development in arts or human trainings? They are forming our culture. :

Matang Family Park

Matang Family Park

A serene tranquil natural environment to relax.

Matang Family Park is located at the foothill of Gunung Serapi and is a popular weekend getaway site among the local.
The 7 acres park lies amidst a lush tropical rainforest spanning over 87 acres …providing an ideal location for outdoor recreation and activities.

Higher Education in Kuching

Education  is Sarawak's  priority concerns in promoting the vision of realizing a knowledge-based economy. Various local universities and educational institutions have been established :

With the increased in public and private higher learning institutions in Malaysia, students today do not need to pursue tertiary education overseas .
Parents no longer have to send their children overseas for higher education because available of universities and colleges in Malaysia.
Students have equal access to tertiary education with the existing and more higher learning institutions to come.

1) Swinburne University Of Technology (Sarawak Campus)
Ground Floor, Komplek Negeri, Jln Simpang 3, 93300 Kuching, Sarawak
0582-41 6353 (Foreign Private University)

2) Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, UNIMAS (Government Public University)

3) Universiti Teknologi Mara

4) Curtin University Sarawak

5) UCSI University Sarawak





●  Politeknik Kuching

●  SIDMA College
●  UNITAR International University Regional Centre Kuching
●  CUCMS Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences Regional Centre Kuching

● Sunway College

Segi College (Sarawak) Sdn Bhd
No. 211, Jalan Bukit Mata Kuching, 93100 Kuching, Sarawak
082-25 2566  (formally called IBMS.)

INTI College Sarawak (Kolej Inti Sarawak )
Blok A Kolej Inti Sarawak, Jln Stampin Timur, 93350 Kuching, Sarawak
082-46 2046 (at old St. Patrick school)

Sedaya College :

● CBS College : - accounting and business studies.

Stamford College

Taylor’s College

● iSystem Institute

Limkokwing Institute Of Creative Technology
Tunku Putra Int School, Jln Nanas, 93400 Kuching, Sarawak
082-24 8266  :

International College of Advanced Technology Sarawak (ICATS)
Tabuan Jaya of Kuching.
Formerly known as PPKS (Pusat Pembangunan Kemahiran Sarawak)

● Institut Systematic Kuching
No. 15, Ground Floor, King's Centre, Jln Simpang 3, 93300 Kuching, Sarawak
082-57 7588

● Institut Perdagangan Masa Jaya
No. 3642, 1st Floor, Lrg 2 Off Jalan Rock, 93200 Kuching, Sarawak
082-23 9984

● Informatics Institute Kuching
S/L 7, 2nd Floor, Jln Tun Ahmad Zaidi Adruce, 93150 Kuching, Sarawak
082-41 7380

PTPL (Sarawak) Sdn Bhd
Stampark Recreation Club, Lrg B Off Jalan Stutong, 93350 Kuching, Sarawak
082-46 3421

Wawasan Open University Kuching Regional & Learning Office

Politeknik Kuching Sarawak
Km. 22, Jalan Matang, 93050 Kuching, Sarawak

See complete List of Universities in Kuching City...

Wawasan Open University Kuching

The Kuching Regional Office of Wawasan Open University  (KCRO) is opened in October 2009 to mark Wawasan Open University’s much-awaited entry into East Malaysia.

The Kuching Regional Office will represent  Wawasan Open University WOU’s seventh regional office in Malaysia since it already has offices located in Kuala Lumpur, Petaling Jaya, Penang, Ipoh, Johor Bahru and Kota Bharu.

The opening of the regional office at Westin Avenue, Jalan Tun Jugah in the prime business area of Kuching, is the culmination of years of planning and groundwork by the WOU team to penetrate the open distance learning (ODL) market in East Malaysia.

The office will serve as the nerve centre for the promotion and delivery of WOU programmes through the ODL package to adult learners in Sarawak. Adults can have the opportunity of studying for a university degree while they work.



PANGKALAN NIBONG Kampung Sungai Bedil Besar


Price :
Adult - Rm 19.00
Child - Rm 9.00

Boat Options:
1) Iban Long Boat
2) Malay Sampan
3) Orang Ulu Boat

Departure : Daily 10am - 6.30pm
Duration : 1 hour (Hourly departure)

Local travel agents have a variety of tours, ranging from half-day trips to nearby Bidayuh longhouses, to week-long safaris to Iban longhouses on the Skrang, Lemanak, Batang Ai and Rejang rivers. Longhouse visits are always interesting and invariably great fun.

More about RENT-A-CAR in Kuching

Aerial view of Kuching City

Eating Out
Onward Destination
Travel - Transport

Fairy & Wind Cave
Land Dayak Longhouse
Mangrove Wilderness
Iban Longhouse
Orang Utan
Carpenter Street
Weekend Market


The Great Cat of Kuching

If you never been to this famous Big White Cat Status, you never been to Kuching City and you never been to Kuching China Town.
This cat is located at the end of Chinatown (not China Street), there is this white statue of a white cat - an Icon of Kuching.
There is another Cat Statue at the beginning of Chinatown, that is a cluster of mixed colored big and small cats

Note : There are two "CHINA" in Kuching: the CHINA STREET and the CHINA TOWN.

It may be called Cat City, but the streets of Kuching in Borneo don’t teem with feline creatures...although you do notice a lot of cat statues. A statue with its left paw in the air is an open welcome, while a cat with its right paw in the air is a symbol of wealth. Because of this, many shop owners put the right-paw cat statues inside their shops.



Sarawak is situated in the northern part of Borneo Island, a modern state of Malaysia surrounded by tropical rainforest. Borneo Island is the precious “Green Lung” of the world. Thousands of herbs can be found in the vast untouched rainforest, waiting to be discovered.

Kuching City is also known as The Garden City with friendly and courteous people. Different religions are practiced freely and multiracial races live harmoniously together.

Bako National Park

Bako National Park is one of Asia’s ecotourism and adventure travel centre, containing one of the world’s oldest first-generation rain forests.

Bako National Park is 38km from Kuching City at the mouth of the Sarawak River. The park can be reached by car and long boat in 1.5 hours. The journey has beautiful view of nipah palms, coconut plantations and mangrove swamps. Bako is a unique place where nature combined with spectacular landscape of steep coastline cliffs and eroded rock formations. A natural park with abundant flora and fauna, wildlife and a thriving mangrove swamp.  Photographer or wildlife and nature enthusiast with find this is a rear place of distinct vegetation - open shrub land and hardy flora at the plateau of the hill range changing to lush and tall rainforest trees and plants and lowland dipterocarp forest on the slopes and finally to casuarina and mangrove trees along the coast.  Tour to Bako National Park can be on a day-trip basis or overnight stay which can be arranged with accommodation at the Park's chalet or bungalow.

Bako National Park is known for extraordinary variety and contrast in its natural scenery, habitats, plant life and its wildlife. The oldest national park in Sarawak! Explore the numerous jungle trails and learn about the 7 types of rainforest ecosystems available here. The star attraction here is the proboscis monkey or nick named 'orang Belanda' because of its long nose. Beside that there are many other animals like wild boar, macaque monkeys, hermit crab, etc.

Conducted tour from local travel agents at Rm 200 (6 hours)


More about Bako National Park...

Gunung Gading National Park
home to the world's largest flower - The Rafflesia
is only about 2 hours drive from Kuching


| Gunung Gading National Park |

| Kuching Wetlands National Park | Tanjung Datu National Park | Loagan Bunut National Park |
| Lambir Hills National Park | Batang Ai National Park | Gunung Mulu National Park |
| Niah National ParkSimilajau National Park | General Information to National Parks in Sarawak |

Kubah National Park and Matang Wildlife Centre  |  Semenggok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre (Semenggoh Nature Reserve)

Entry Fees

Visitors to all national parks in Sarawak must pay an entry fee upon arrival. Entry fees and special passes are listed below. More detailed information regarding park fees can be found at

Accommodation Bookings

The National Park and Wildlife booking office (Tel: 248088, Fax: 248087) in the Kuching Visitors' Information Centre (located in the Sarawak Tourism Complex) handles accommodation bookings for national parks in the Kuching area. An online booking service is available at or Day-trippers can obtain entry permits and pay fees upon arrival.

Map of Kuching Waterfront
Kuching Esplanade (Kuching Waterfront) was once trading port with Singapore. Today the riverfront area at Sungai Sarawak River has transformed into a charming landscaped esplanade. More about Waterfront of Kuching...

Map of  Kuching South
Kuching City is divided into North and South. The popular White Cat Statue is located in Kuching South.

Beaches of Interest Around Kuching :

1. Damai
2. Damai Lagoon (Changed Management to Damai Puri)
3. Santubong
4. Permai (Cheap accommodation, nice for BBQ and outdoor activities)
5. Pandan Beach
6. Sematan Beach
7. Siar Beach

Sematan Beach
Sematan Palm Beach Resort

Situated on the western tip of Sarawak overlooking the South China Sea sits this sleepy fishing village of Sematan, only one-and-a-half hours (120 km) drive from Kuching...this Beach Resort is becoming the haunt of scuba divers in Sarawak...

Sematan Palm Beach Resort

Sematan Beach

Sematan Beach
in Sematan Town

Siar Beach
in Lundu Town

Siar Beach

Pandan Beach
Lundu Town -
2 KM from Siar Beach

Pandan Beach

Permai Beach
Permai Beach
in Santubong Town
(where Camp Permi is. Permi Rainforest Resort)

Santubong Beach
in Santubong Village (pleasant and somehow neglected piece of beach)
30 minutes drive from Kuching City
Santubong Beach

Damai Beach

Damai Beach
in Santubong

Damai Bay Bazaar to be ready by 2013


General Post Office Building, Kuching

Colonial-era heritage buildings Kuching
Kuching - a beautiful green city with an intriguing history and captivating character. The most populous city and capital of state of Sarawak on the island of Borneo.
Still keeping the old narrow streets filled with Chinese shop houses, a Malaysia’s historical multicultural character is alive and well in Kuching, with the traditionally ethnic neighborhoods of Little India and Chinatown as well as customary Malay houses and colonial-era architecture.
Kuching City centre is unusually pedestrian friendly and many sites can be covered on walking tours.

Following are some of the colonial-era heritage buildings Kuching offers to visitors:

Chinese History Museum Chinese History Museum – Built in classical-colonial style in 1912 as the Chinese Chamber of Commerce on the instructions of Charles Brooke, this museum showcases the history of the different Chinese communities in Sarawak.
Tua Pek Kong Temple Tua Pek Kong Temple – One of Kuching city’s oldest temples, this elaborate Chinese structure dates from 1843 and is located right in the middle of Kuching’s historic centre.
Kuching General Post Office Building Kuching General Post Office Building – The most recent example of colonial architecture, this imposing Neo-Classical structure dates from 1931 and features Corinthian columns, a facade composed of many arched openings and a central cornice.

The Post Office stands opposite the Textile Museum (Pavilion Building).

General Post Office building at Kuching is situated across the street from the Clock Tower.
Designed by Swan and Mclaren Architects of Singaporean.
The grand façade of this building was emphasized by a central colonnade of 12 paired Corinthian columns supporting a pediment featuring the Sarawak crest combining the flag, one Brooke emblem of a badger and the motto ‘Dum Spiro – Spero” (While I live, I hope).
The arched portico has a Renaissance order of proportion, a grand structure on a human scale.

St. Joseph’s Boys School St. Joseph’s Boys School (1894) and St. Thomas’s Boys School (1886) – Two religious schools, the first Catholic and the second Anglican, document the missionary history of Sarawak which began in 1848.
Pavilion Building Pavilion Building – this three story architectural gem is located within the Old Courthouse complex and houses the Sarawak Textiles Museum, which showcases local ethnic costumes and information about Sarawak’s textile process.

The building was constructed as a medical centre in 1909 in a mix of English Colonial and Renaissance styles.

The Pavilion Building, TEXTILE MUSEUM
Opposite the old General Post office is the three storey- building of Textile Museum. A mix of colonial architecture and English Renaissance.
Known as the Pavilion Building, it was initially the medical headquarters for the city during the White Rajah's era.
The Museum displays raw materials, weaving with mannequins of weavers at work and costumes.

Sarawak State Museum Sarawak State Museum – Established in 1888 and sponsored by Charles Brooke at the behest of naturist Alfred Wallace, this is the oldest museum in Borneo.

The museum features a Queen Anne style of architecture and houses ethnographic exhibits and items documenting the natural history of Sarawak.

Round Tower Round Tower – Resembling a fortress with its round turrets and white walls, but in fact used as a town dispensary after a fire ravaged the area.

The Round Tower was constructed in 1886. It is home to the Sarawak Handicraft Centre


Fort Margherita Fort Margherita – Also built by the second Raja in 1879 to protect Kuching from pirate attacks from the Sarawak River, the fort resembles an English castle. Located near the Astana, Fort Margherita is now a tourist attraction.

Fort Margherita was named after Charles Brooke's wife, Ranee Margaret.

Sampans boats go to the Fort from various Waterfront jetties.

Kuching Courthouse Kuching Courthouse – Built by Charles Brooke in 1883 on the waterfront to house government offices and ceremonies, the courthouse incorporates Ancient Greek columns, wooden walkways, large sloping roofs and a baroque clock tower into a pastiche of colonial styles. It is now home to the Sarawak Tourism Complex.
The Astana The Astana – The official residence of the governor of Sarawak, the Astana or “istana”, meaning palace, was built in 1870 by Charles Brooke, the second White Raja, as a gift to his bride Margaret Lili Alice de Windt. Though the building itself is not generally open to the public, its gardens are accessible via a boat ride across the Sarawak River. The Astana is made up of three buildings and resembles a castle with its square towers and long sloping roofs.
The Bishop’s House The Bishop’s House – The private residence of the Anglican Bishop of Kuching, and not generally open to the public, this colonial gem features the classic white walls and exposed woodwork associated with Tudor England.

Completed in 1849, the Bishops House is thought to be the oldest European-style dwelling in Sarawak.



Kuching Chinatown
Kuching Chinatown

Kuching Chinatown is marked with a grandiose Chinese-inspired red archway that certainly indicates the entry point of this popular shopping and eating place. The refurbished old shophouses are surprisingly nice to look at, with brightly painted walls and windows, garbage-free streets (yes, most parts of Kuching are surprisingly clean!) with no moving vehicles crowding the alley ways.

Kuching in History:

Old Kuching Town
Old  Market

Kuching International Airport

Kuching International Airport


Kuching International Airport is Sarawak's main international airport located 11 km south of Kuching city centre.

Kuching International Airport is the secondary hub for both Malaysia Airlines and AirAsia .There are over 251 domestic flights per week from Kuching Airport.  

Kuching International Airport has direct flights to Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Bandar Seri Begawan and Perth in Western Australia and to Hong Kong via Kota Kinabalu.

There are also direct flights from Kuala Lumpur to Miri and Sibu, from Johor Bahru to Kuching, and from Kota Kinabalu and Labuan to Kuching and Bintulu Town

Taxi Airport to Kuching City cost RM17.50 . Buy the ticket at taxi counter at Kuching airport.
Kuching International Airport is 11 km from Kuching City. The airport newly renovated terminal complex is capable of handling 5 million passengers per year and it is the third largest airport in Malaysia after KL International Airport and KK International Airport.

Malaysia Airlines and AirAsia and has been growing rapidly to tackle the demand of the travellers in the East Malaysia region.

tHe SPring Food Bazaar

Kuching offers an exciting range of culinary styles and dishes. Experience glorious local food at coffee shops, hawker centres and air - conditioned food courts, all serving mouth - watering options. A 'must try' Sarawaklan specialties Include Sarawak Laksa, KolokMee, Manok Pansoh (chicken cooked In bamboo), Umel (marinated raw fish), Midin and Paku (crispy jungle fern).

Kuching Festival Food Fair 2012

The Sarawak Club Golf Resort

The Sarawak Club Golf Resort

The Sarawak Stadium of Kuching was built in 1997 to host the FIFA World
Youth Championship. A world-class multi-use stadium with seats 40,000, excellent hospitality facilities and access for disabled visitors.

The Sarawak Regatta is Sarawak's number one sporting and social event since the mid 1860s, the first weekend of September sees thousands of locals lining the Kuching Waterfront to cheer on their favorite traditional war canoes.


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