Liwah Hotel

Lot 187, Jalan Song Thian Cheok, Kuching, Sarawak, 93100, Malaysia
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Kuching in 3D2N

by ara2


Will be in Kuching for the first time from 3/11 to 5/11. Have no itinerary yet but will not venture out of town (unless the fellow VTers could suggest any). Would be grateful if anyone could help me with some questions:

1 - we will miss the satok market. Where is the best place that sell the best and cheapest ikan terubok masin? I am Malaysian (Johorean) but have been living abroad for 4 years, and every now and then yearning for the delicious fish!! I am planning to buy lots of them for my family, know the big fat malaysian families..I assume that it is OK to bring the in aircraft hold right?

2 - Penambang. How does it work? How many stops does it serves?

3 - Recommended budget hotel / hostel around town area, close to city centre, clean and functional?

Thanks for all your help!!


Re: Kuching in 3D2N

by AlbuqRay

Lodge 121 is a really good budget option in Kuching. I did not stay there but a friend did and recommended it highly. I did visit Lodge 121 and I have a Kuching tip on it. They also have a web page: .

Re: Kuching in 3D2N

by din2x

1. Ikan Terubok Masin is available daily at Satok Market. You don't have to be there for sunday market for Ikan Terubok Masin.

2. Penambang - It's nothing but a trip to get across the river.

Re: Kuching in 3D2N

by ara2

Thanks for your replies...

any other place to get ikan terubuk rather than satok mkt?

thanks againn

Travel Tips for Kuching

Sunset at Hilton Batang Ai Longhouse Resort

by MaryannPteo

One of the nicest of all is the sunset in Batang Ai, which is a distance from Kuching City but gain a good experience in the five hours journey and with a good accommodation owned by Hilton Hotel call the Batang Ai Hilton Resort. Peaceful and clean air makes you feel so relaxing. Set on the edge of spectacular rainforest, the Hilton Batang Ai Longhouse Resort is Hilton’s only jungle property.the national park is a 2-hour boat ride away, but rainforest surrounds the hotel waiting to be discovered.
The Fairy Cave and a nearby Wind Caves are located near Bau Town which is famous for its gold mining in the past. The Wind Caves – are a collection of small passageways with some amazing stalagmites formation. The fondest of all would be the friendly people of Kuching, the good food, the clean City and its unique colonial buildings which were maintained throughout the years.
Mount Santubong has its historical stories and is located on the Damai Peninsula, 35km north of Kuching. From sea level, it's rainforest-covered peaks rise steeply to 810m. There are several versions of local legends about Gunung Santubong, one of the version saying the mountain was formed when mythical Princess Santubong was speared by her jealous sister, Princess Sejinjang. and gave the mountain its distinctive profile, like a pregnant belly , if you were to observe the shape of the mountain

Chopsticks and those Plastic Spoons

by LostEurasian

When eating out in most of the coffeeshops aka kopitiams in Kuching, you will find that most of the dishes are noodle based and served in small bowls. Local favorites like Laksa, Goo Bak Mee, Kolo Mee and so forth are eaten with chopsticks and a small plastic spoon. Chopsticks are used with your favoured hand and the spoon goes into the other. Most locals will use the chopsticks to bring the noodles to the mouth but you can also place the noodles on the spoon instead. One thing you must realise that you can ask for a spoon and fork from the hawker. Only thing is your food seems to taste so much more nicer with chopsticks!?

Check out the sago biscuits

by SLLiew

One of the unique native food product of Sarawak is the sago palm.

You can see the making of sago palm biscuits at the Sarawak Cultural village.

They are thin, tasty and sweet and makes a good souvenir to buy back.

The other food product is of course the famous Sawarak white and black pepper which can be purchased at most tourist souvenir shops.

Take a Sampan Boat Ride

by Mikebb

The local people and brave tourists use the small sampans to cross from one side of the river to the other. The sampans are covered, an essential for the rainy season, and I was amazed to see how many people got off at the wharf. I counted 9 persons one time and I do not know if that was a full load.

The Skipper kept trying to get me on board for a river crossing, I was in doubt and confirmed when my wife said she would never get into a sampan.

Badminton & Jogging

by MaryannPteo

In Malaysia Badminton is one of the well known sports throughout the world. There were some group from other States who came over for tournament or friendly match organised by the Sarawak Badminton Association or the Ministry of Sports and Culture.
Young children trained from small at the age of five , as soon as they grow up they will represent school , division and States for age group every year and with age category. As they grow older they will go for big tournaments elsewhere depend on their skill and ability.

Jogging is well known here or walking, over here we have few places for jogging over the resevoir park or the Stutong park in which many people will go there for walks in the evening. It is good for young and old to obtain good health. For badminton , rackets, spare shirts ,shorts and towels, sloan an ointment for those who get injured during game, and not forgetting water for drinking.
For those going for tournaments they need at least 6 rackets just in case. There are many brand of rackets they used, and most popular are the Yonex brand, some may use Yang Yang brand or Fleet brand and there are many other brands too.
For all rackets they will surely have its grips so they will always bring spare grips just in case the one they used get wet or slippery they can change immediately.

For Jogging, just a towel to bring along and a jacket just in case you get wet on your T-shirt, unless you bring a spare T-shirt to changed. Water in the bottle is necessary too.
For bothe badminton and jogging, they have its own shoes.
Badminton shoes have many brands like the rackets, and it is different from the jogging shoes. Choose wisely.


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