Favorite thing: Hotels located near Kuching River Front are mostly Wireless Internet Hotspot (WI-FI). The WI-FI Service is solely provided by TMNET (one of the premier ISP in Malaysia).
You can buy one month access if you're not currently TMNET WI-FI user at RM19 at hotel reception counter.
List of HotSpot Hotels in Kuching.
- Crowne Plaza Riverside
- Holiday Inn Kuching
- Kuching Hilton
- Merdeka Palace Hotel & Suite
Other WI-FI HotSpot:
- The Sarawak Club
- Tun Jugah Shopping Mall
- Wisma Sugar Bun, Kuching
- IBMS College, Kuching
- INTI College, Kuching
P/s: In fact, this tip is created using TMNET access at one of the cafes, Holiday Inn, Kuching.
Sarawak National Parks
Favorite thing: Don't get me wrong that State of Sarawak is not a nature heaven because I didn't feature much of the 4-wheeling & camping stuffs.
In fact, Sarawak is much better outdoor heaven than Pahang State (as featured in my Negeri Pahang page).
Hope to include more National Parks such as Mulu & others in near future.
- Jungle and Rain Forest
- National/State Park
But most of all, a place full of exotism
Favorite thing: Malaysia is modernising itself at a vertiginous pace. In this process, they risk losing a significant part of their identity. Fortunately, there is still much more to Kuching than McDonalds and Holiday Inn. You do not even have to search for exotism. It is at the turn of every corner, like this coarching wall in great contrast with the bright red of Chinese street lamps.
Favorite thing: First thing head down to the waterfront. It is busy, clean and entertaining. All along the waterfront there are restaurants, food centers, shops and old colonial buildings. To cross the river to visit Fort Margherita take a tambang (ferry).
- Family Travel
Kuching = People + FOOD!
Favorite thing: 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 Act of Tribalism...!
Fondest memory: Ahhh...you 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 ;-)
Also a modern looking city
Favorite thing: Kuching is the capital of the State of Sarawak, teh biggest of Malaysia. Apart from its exotism, it looks also quite modern. They have built a lot of high buildings by the river. Most of them host hotels that belong to those ubiquitous international hotel chains, like Holiday Inn or Hilton.
Fondest memory: When dusk arrives, even those ugly buildings become beautiful when reflected on the Sarawak river.
Another church in Kuching
Favorite thing: This is another church in the outer area of Kuching that I saw on the way to visit the aborigine villages, I saw at least 20 such churches along the way, some are in bigger scale.
Excellent website for Sarawak
Favorite thing: If you are visiting Sarawak and want information click onto this website, it will tell you all you need to know.