The LimeTree Hotel, Kuching

3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

Lot 317, Abell Road, Kuching, Sarawak, 93100, Malaysia
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Orangutan sanctuary nesr Kuching

by sunmeg

Visiting kuching for the first time with family . As we have only a day and a half at our disposal, we were planning to allot half a day for a visit to the orangutan sanctuary and spend the rest of the time wandering about the town, taking a river cruise, perhaps visiting a museum or two. Would appreciate some comments onthe most effective way to visit the orangutan sanctuary on a value-for-money basis. Also, any tips on interesting pubs/bars by the waterfront to have a beer and pizza would also be most welcome.

Re: Orangutan sanctuary nesr Kuching

by SLLiew

For the Semenggok Orangutan Sanctuary. I took taxi there . Need to time your visit to feeding time to see the released orangutan coming back to the feeding platform.

Re: Orangutan sanctuary nesr Kuching

by AlbuqRay

A VT member, Mikebb, just did the same type/length trip to Kuching. I would look at his Kuching tips and the responses to his question in this forum. Even better, he may see your question and respond here.

Re: Orangutan sanctuary nesr Kuching

by TexasDave

The old city/downtown area is quite compact and walkable. Any hotel can arrange transportation to the orangutan sanctuary, it's not far from the city. And there are tour offices scattered around town as well.

Re: Orangutan sanctuary nesr Kuching

by Mikebb

Hi

In may we had 2 nights in Kuching, arriving late afternoon and departing approximately 48 hours later. With ease we managed to fit in the Orangutan Sanctury, we took a tour which was reasonably priced for 4 hours, pick up and return to hotel. The guide did nothing when we arrived as the sanctuary staff look after you. It may be cheaper by taxi.Details on my Kuching page.

We also visited the Sarawak Cultural Village, time your visit to coincide with the Cultural Show, the performance takes 45 minutes with 2 shows each day commencing 11:30am and 16:00 pm. A shuttle service will collect you at your hotel RM10 PER ADULT each way, entrance to the Cultural Village RM 60 ADULT.

tHE LATE AFTERNOON RIVER CRUISE, APPROX 5 PM IS EXCELLENT.

Suggest you visit my Kuching page to see what we did in 2 days, without rushing

Good Luck,
Mike

Re: Orangutan sanctuary nesr Kuching

by SPOOLEY

The most cost-effective way to travel to the Semenggoh Rehabilitation Centre is by bus. I believe you can take bus No. 6 from Kuching to the centre which should take 30minutes to get to the bus stop. From the bus stop it will take approximately another 30 minutes to walk to the centre. If you have a family with you, it might be advisable to take a taxi straight to the centre.

I remember when I went there a couple of years ago that there was two feeding times, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. It is best to arrive about 30mins before the feeding times so that you get there in time for each feeding session.

Travel Tips for Kuching

Public Holidays in Sarawak

by LostEurasian

There is nothing more irritating than getting ready for a days walk about to get something officially done in a foreign country and suddenly finding out that its a Public Holiday? Take a look at the list below but its from June onwards only. Hope it helps.

Tue. June 1 Gawai Dayak
Wed. June 2 Gawai Dayak
Sat. June 5 King's Birthday
Tue. August 31 National Day
Sat. September 11 Governor's Birthday
Mon. November 15 Aidil Fitri
Sat. December 25 Christmas Day

Kuching = People + FOOD!

by Xinta

You do not have to worry about getting hungry at wee hours!

You can find many 24 hours eating outlets offering delicious food...tantalising your taste bud! It's simply delicious! Not only that...it's reasonably cheap, too!

What a great place to pamper your tummy...hehe Your tummy will love you when you get back home! ;-)

An Early Start

by Jenni_s

Be aware that as Kuching is a mainly Muslim country, there will be bells tolling at some obscene hour of the morning (no offence intended) every day. So if you're a light sleeper, I might suggest ear plugs if you want a sleep-in.

MELANAU @ SARAWAK CULTURAL VILLAGE

by balhannah

The ethnic Melanau makes up about 6% of the population of Sarawak, and mainly live around the central coastal region of the Rajang River delta. T

There is a difference between these and the other ethnic groups, as they like to eat Sago more than the staple of Rice.
The sago comes from the sago palm trees which are often found in the coastal swamps and marshland in the river delta.

Their home is built some 40 feet above ground and is really impressive when you first catch sight of it! We found out that it is built like this because the coastal areas where the Melanau lived were prone to frequent pirate attacks from the sea, hence the tall house is some sort of protection against the Pirates.
Also, the area they live in, might be flooded occasionaly.

We climbed the staircase to the 1st floor where there is a display of tools and utensils belonging to the Melanau. There is another staircase made of tree trunks to the second floor where the bedrooms are, be careful climbing this staircase!

Behind the tall house is a sago-making outlet where you can see the process of making a local sweet delicacy called kuih tebaloi. You can also purchase this at the shop before you leave.

Once again, when enough people had arrived at the house, we were able to watch a dance performance put on by the Melanau.

Admission is included in the entry price to the Sarawak Cultural Village.

Kuching Aquarium

by AlbuqRay

The Kuching Aquarium is located in a small open-air building behind the Sarawak Museum "Old Building." There are several fish tanks with various species, some water bird displays, and a large cayman crocodile in a cage. Note that there are public tandas (toilets) at the aquarium. Admission is free.

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 The LimeTree Hotel, Kuching

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Address: Lot 317, Abell Road, Kuching, Sarawak, 93100, Malaysia