Kuching What to Pack

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    Items tourists should bring along

    by MaryannPteo Written Feb 17, 2006

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    Luggage and bags: If a tourist have the interest to visit Kuching, an ideal place for nature and culture, and when visiting the longhouse, they will go for the longboat trip and nearby the longhouse will be surrounded by trees and surely thee are mosquitoes around.
    Travel light when going for longhouse or junggle trekking, along with you bring along necessary items , with a small bag contain a towel, a suite of clothings ( light clothings ) a cap, insect replellent, torch light, container of water ( or else you can by mineral water in bottle at any shop ) usual items one used e.g. toothbrush, toothpaste, etc..
    For those going to the caves if you do have sleeping bag, might as well bring along or else you can rent it too from here

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Normally in our country the weather is warm, so we suggest you to bring and wear light clothings, and can bring a jacket along
    Sport shoes or rubber shoes will be most suitable going for longhouse trip, and good grip shoes for mountain climbing or caving. A pair of sandals to bring along , so that you can relax your feet once you entered the guest house

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: All depend on certain tourists, if they must take their vitamins and supplement please bring them along with you. In all tour there ia a first aid box for accidental happenings, like slip down, fall off track, etc..
    And ofcourse there is a normal toilet in guest house, where if necessary to bring along your own soap or shampoo, and well toilet paper are provided somehow at the guest house

    Photo Equipment: It is good to bring along a video or digital camera as you know today is easy as you can save all pictures inside the computer and can take as many pictures you can. For the longhouse and its people , it will be better to ask their permission to take photographs of the people as they are not custom for foreigners to simply take their pictures

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: If going to a 3D/2N trip longhouse of Mount Climbing, one needs a sleeping bag, and if you find it hard to bring along, then there you can rent it just for the second night especially climbing Mount Mulu

    Miscellaneous: Visiting a longhouse it is a courtesy that a tourist should buy a little gift for the longhouse people, and could share among your own group of people. Longhouse normally have over 20 doors where there are 20 families, most people will busy them food to eat ( snacks or cookies ) something useful. If you cannot bring along from your country, then you can buy it here , stopby at some shops and the guide will brief you what is best to buy. You do not have to spend more money on that

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    • School Holidays
    • Arts and Culture

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    All you need to protect yourself from the heat

    by pepemorris11 Written May 4, 2009

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Cotton t-shirts, as thin as possible. Your shades, umbrella in case of rain too. A hat or cap

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Sunblock cream, deodorants, baby powder

    Miscellaneous: If you forget to pack these, you can always buy them at the 7/11 stores, Giant supermarket and little shops in Chinatown.

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    You don't need many things in the city area...

    by Xinta Written Dec 18, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: A small bag pack to put necessary things like raincoat, map, travel book, camera, bottle of mineral water, etc.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Casual, comfortable clothing and shoes that is suitable for walking.

    Bring your raincoat/small umbrealla, especially if the weather ain't that good or if you come during rainy season.

    Photo Equipment: Don't forget your camera!

    You don't have to worry about the films and batteries - you can easily get it anywhere in the city area.

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    A pair of good shoes is a must!!

    by ANGELINEW90 Updated Sep 5, 2007

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    Luggage and bags: Backpack will more convenient as you may need to walk a lot.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: A pair of good shoes is a must!!! Not many buses and taxis for you in Kuching. Wear something casual and light.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Bring the basic toiletries if you are going to stay in budgeted hotel/hostel.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Mosquito Repellent is a must if you are going to Long House.

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    • Family Travel
    • Backpacking

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