Batik Boutique Hotel

3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

38 Jalan Padungan, Kuching, Sarawak, 93100, Malaysia
Batik Boutique Hotel
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Value Score Poor Value

Costs 28% more than similarly rated 3 star hotels

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  • Couples90
  • Solo100
  • Business96

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Forum Posts

airport to town taxi fare

by musaphir

i have read various figures for the airport to taxi fare at the kuching airport. can anybody please confirm wht the current situation is. i have read about figure of MR18.00 ( for 2008) to MR30.00.
clarification highly appreciated as travelling next week.

Re: airport to town taxi fare

by Chuckaziz

The fare should be less than RM40.00. There's a recent fare hike approved by the Government w.e.f Monday 20, 2009. It used to be about RM30 to get to Kuching Hilton. Taxi fare from the airport is controlled and one must purchase taxi coupons at designated counters at the airport before taking a ride.

Re: airport to town taxi fare

by alfredml

Do not buy a coupon at one of the counters in the airport. I did so and in June and paid RM 30 for an expensive limousine (nice car, but I could have spent less). Instead walk out of the airport to one of the taxis. If you need a coupon, the taxi driver will tell you.

Re: airport to town taxi fare

by stimix

It was RM25 when I last visisted Kuching in 2005. Now probably RM30. The reason why the airport authorities in whole Malaysia implement coupon system is to avoid over-charging & yet getting commission from those taxi drivers for using airport facilities. Therefore expecting probably ~ RM5 more than normal metered taxi rate. However taking taxi out from the airport, all depend on you bargaining power..& some of them are illegal taxi or in malaysia "Teksi sapu" It can be cheaper but the bargaining process or waiting for a good one willing to accept meter rate is hard to find.

Re: airport to town taxi fare

by musaphir

this is to thank all the respondents. i have just returned from kuching and for the benefit of people intending to go to kuching the fare from the airport to town hotels is MR22.00. there is a counter within the arrival hall just as you exit customs where you can buy the coupon and just proceed to the head of the taxi queue and board the taxi. no bargaining and no questions asked.

Re: airport to town taxi fare

by musaphir

hi alfredml
you may want to read my post on the latest situation on the airport to town transfer costs.

Travel Tips for Kuching

An Act of Tribalism...!

by Xinta really want to know??? Well, one of my fondest memory was when I had heaps and heaps of fun, partying the whole nite thru together with my friends, both local and ex-pats at Tribes, a fun pub at Holiday Inn Kuching with real cool bands (Headwinds from KL) performing. That was the time I simply can't get enough sleep from all those parties...hehe ;-)

Kuching History Walk

by AlbuqRay

When I was walking on the Waterfront, I noticed a brass marker labeled "History Walk 5." I only saw this one marker at the time and decided to find out more about it later. It turns out that Roseline Tchee has a web page with pictures of all 12 markers.

In searching for information on the History Walk, I found a really good website on a Kuching Heritage Walk with nice pictures too. LOL, I should have known all this BEFORE I was in Kuching. Guess that means I'll have to go back.

Merdeka Day (Malaysia National DaY) in Kuching

by Janemei

i was here on 31st December 2005 in the heart of Kuching City and witnessed a 'crazy' scene of people in cars and motorbikes waving big Malaysian flags and Sarawak flags about. Shouting "Merdeka" as their drive around the streets lining Sarawak River. The scene resembles a city that have just won a World Cup or something similar. It is exciting to see so many people coming together although I wouldn't venture outside as they don't look like the safest drivers around. The picture attached see a car decked in the national flag. This decorative style is evident in alot of other cars around.


by balhannah

The ethnic Chinese in Sarawak account for about one-third of the state population after having migrated from mainland China in the early 1900s under a special immigration programme by the-then Rajah of Sarawak to develop the state's farming industry.

The Chinese farmhouse on display, is built on ground level unlike most tribal houses in Sarawak and is made of basic sawn timber. The roof is made of leaves taken from local-grown Rumbia trees.
There is a communal living area which has the kitchen, dining tables and storage space for personal belongings, as well as the bedroom.

Here we saw and learnt about Black Pepper and the processing of Bird's nests, this was interesting as we didn't know anything about this. The young lady was once again only too happy to share her knowledge with anybody who was interested.

Admission is included in the entry price to the Sarawak Cultural museum

Bako National Park

by chiabh

The Bako National Park is the oldest national park in Malaysia... Gazetted as a protected area in 1957, it has almost every type of vegetation that is found in Borneo... Covering some 2,727 hectares at the tip of the Muara Tebas peninsula, Bako has seven complete eco-systems such as beach vegetation, cliff vegetation, kerangas of health forest, mangroive forest, mixed dipterocarp forest, padang or grass;ands and peat swamp forest... bako is also home to 5 species of primates viz the rare proboscis monkey, lon-tailed macaque, silver leaf langur, the slow loris and tarsier... Other interesting animals that can be seen are monitor lizards, plantian squirrels, bearded wild pigs, flying lemurs, civet cats and at least 6 species of bats...

Accommodation at the park includes chalets, lodges, hostels and campsites... Other facilities include the Kerangas Cafe, a barbeque area, 24-hour electricity supply and treated water supply...

Bako is managed by the Sarawak Forest Department... All visitors to Bako must obtain an entry permits, register at the park office and pay a nominal entry fee... These can be done at the Kampung Bako jetty... The Petra Jaya Bus (No. 6) takes 40mins from Kuching to Kampung Bako... The earliest bus leaves Kuching at 6am and the last bus leaves Kampung Bako at 5pm daily... Visitors then board chartered boats (at RM16 return) to continue their journey to the park...


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