Kuching Things to Do

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    A tambang or river ferry
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  • 1. Sarawak River Cruise

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    The Sarawak River Cruise goes for 1.5 hours and cost RM60 each, we could have booked a cheaper tour but we liked the look of this big boat. There is unlimited free drinks of orange juice and plates of...

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  • 2. Sarawak Museum

    4 out of 5 stars

    Sarawak Museum – Old Building The Sarawak Museum is spread over a few different buildings, so make sure you visit them all as they are all totally different. The first building we went into is called...

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  • 3. Sarawak Cultural Village

    4 out of 5 stars

    Tucked away on the foothills of legendary Mount Santubong, 35 km away from Kuching is Sarawak's fascinating cultural showcase, the award winning "Sarawak Cultural Village". This living museum depicts...

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  • 4. Semenggoh Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The main reason we deiced to come to Kuching was to see the orangutans at Semenggoh Wildlife Centre. We booked a week day private tour through our hotel which was MR60 ($20) and left for the centre at...

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  • 5. Bako National Park

    We took K1 red bus at the bus stand near to the Riverbank Suite, Waterfront. It took less than 1 hour to the fishing village where we took a boat from there (RM15 for local adult and free for kid...

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  • 6. Cat Statues

    Several agencies provide the opportunity of a city tour of Kuching. In the comfort of an air-conditioned bus or mini-van you can see many historical buildings - both the traditional and from colonial...

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  • 7. Market

    This is the old Kuching Wet Market a.k.a. Cheko Market which was built during the Brooke era for the Malay community to market their jungle and domestic produce. Today the old market continues to...

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  • 8. Fort Margherita

    3 out of 5 stars

    This fort was built in 1879 by Charles Brooke and named after his wife - Margherita. It is a beautiful building and there are lovely views up and down the River Sarawak from its walls. Its original...

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  • 9. Main Bazaar

    Part of Kuching heritage that facing the waterfront, the Kuching Main Bazaar is made up of a row of two storey shophouses on one of Kuching's oldest streets dating back to 1864. Gone are the days...

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  • 10. Tua Pek Kong Temple

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Tua Pek Kong located right opposite the water front is the oldest Chinese Temple in Kuching. While it has been modernised since it was first built in the 1870's, it still retains 'old-world' charm...

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  • 11. Waterfront

    You can take a small boat 50 sen ( adult) and free for children under 5 to cross the river. We did it at night just near to the Riverbank Suite. We took the boat just to get an experience, but the...

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  • 12. Astana

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    This majestic building was built by Charles Brooke, the second Rajah, in 1870 as a bridal gift for his wife. A spectacular building which stands out on the high ground across the the river from the...

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  • 13. Carpenter Street

    Carpenter Street is an old street that runs from Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg, where the General Post Office is located, to Jalan Ewe Hai to the east, immediately behind the Main Bazaar. Due to its...

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  • 14. Chinese History Museum

    4 out of 5 stars

    The Chinese History Museum is a small museum located near the Kuching Waterfront and is housed in a building that was originally the Chinese Chamber of Commerce, built in 1912. This is where a...

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  • 15. Damai Beach

    Take white sand beaches lapped by the South China Sea, add rainforest walks and an imposing jungle -covered mountain and you have Damai. This is Sarawak's main beach resort area. Damai boasts three...

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  • 16. Mosques

    4 out of 5 stars

    The Old State Mosque of Kuching stands on the site of the first mosque that was built in 1847 by the family of a famous Malay leader, Datuk Patinggi Ali. That first mosque was a simple wooden building...

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  • 17. Museums

    We took a bus form the bus station near the mosque ( I forgot the number of the bus) to the Cat Museum. The fare is RM1.50. It takes only about 15 minutes to reach there, but you have to walk about...

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  • 18. Old Courthouse

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    The Old Courthouse lies behind the Brooke Memorial and was built by Sir Charles Brooke, the second Rajah of Sarawak, in 1883. It was built of ironwood and embellished with Sarawak motifs. At the time...

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  • 19. Square Tower

    3 out of 5 stars

    The Square Tower is located on the Kuching Waterfront and is a white cube-like structure in the shape of a fortress. It is one of those odd looking buildings that is hard to miss. It was built in...

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  • 20. Brooke Memorial

    The Brooke Memorial stands outside the Old Courthouse. I remember seeing it on TV for the first time when Michael Palin visited it as part of his Full Circle travel series. Dedicated to one of...

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  • 21. Textile Museum

    4 out of 5 stars

    The Textile Museum is located in a building called the Pavilion which was built in 1907 as a medical centre. The ground floor housed the consultation room, a laboratory and officers. On the first...

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  • 22. India Street

    India Street derives its name from the fact that it has always been a street occupied by Indian shops. At first it was called Kling Street in the 1850's but the third White Rajah of Sarawak, Sir...

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  • 23. The River Walk

    Along the Colonial District of Kuching is the Riverwalk. Approximately 10 blocks of long concrete walk along the river filled with food and drink vendors and places to sit. It's a great way to relax...

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  • 24. Jalan India

    For shopping, we found this a great Mall. It is called India Street, as it was a street until 1992 when it became a Mall. It derives its name from the fact that it has always been a street occupied...

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  • 25. Rainforest World Music Festival

    The rainforest music festival is fantastic. Ethnic music from all over the world. Set on the edge of a rainforest with giant trees. We watched a flying squirrel glide over the stage. Generaly the 2nd...

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