Kuching Transportation

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    Fly Air Asia between KL and Kuching

    by iNorv9 Written Dec 24, 2005

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    Air Asia probably offers the widest selection of cheap flights for air travel in SE Asia. They are criticized for not being the most reliable carrier, however out of the 6 flights I took with them, only one was late by 10 minutes.

    Air Asia usually has 4-8 flights daily between Kuching and KL. Depending on time of departure and how far ahead you book your ticket, a one-way flight (1h45min) will cost you as little as $40.

    Bottom-line: For the budget traveler, Air Asia is a great way to get around SE Asia. They might not always be on time, but you get what you pay for.

    Friendly Air Asia flight attendants

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    Travel around Kuching Town

    by CloudieFish Written Dec 14, 2005

    I was lucky to have friend in Kuching to get me around. My friend rent a small car (Kancil) from a universiti student cost only RM60 per day. As my friend said, public transports not so convenience in Kuching cause it's quite far apart from one destination to another.

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    Air Asia

    by Cool_chix Written Aug 2, 2005

    "Now Everyone Can Fly", tag line for Air Asia, another national flight that offers great value for money.

    Ticket as low as RM69.00 depending on when you place the booking.

    Online booking available at http://www.airasia.com.my

    Air Asia

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    Kuching International Airport

    by mansionion Written Jul 1, 2005

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    Kuching International Airport is the main gateway to Kuching and Sarawak by air.

    It has direct flights to Kuala Lumpur and other major cities in Malaysia (Johor Bahru, Kota Kinabalu and Labuan) as well as major cities in the region such as Singapore, Bandar Seri Begawan, Perth in Western Australia and Hong Kong (via Kota Kinabalu).

    Kuching (KCH) International Airport
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    Malaysia Airlines

    by mansionion Written Jul 1, 2005

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    Malaysia Airlines (MAS) connects Kuching with other towns in Sarawak as well as few other cities within the region. Currently, MAS connects Kuching with the following cities :

    Kuala Lumpur (Daily, 8 - 11 flights a day)
    Singapore (Daily, 2 flights a day)
    Hong Kong (twice a week via Kota Kinabalu)
    Perth (twice a week)
    Guangzhou (thrice a week via Kota Kinabalu)

    MAS 737
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    Kuching City Tram

    by chiabh Written Jun 8, 2004

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    When in Kuching, hitch a free ride on the Kuching City Tram...The tram, identified by the City Tram logo, starts at the Khatulistiwa Restaurant at one end of the Kuching Waterfront and winds its way thru Kuching's main tourist attractions... You can hop on and off at any of the seven stops along the way... (note: only 3 stops in the evening)...

    The City Tram's is scheduled every hour. You can get a train ride pass and itinerary (a copy of the City Tram pamphlet), from the hotel reception...

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  • Bus Services to and from Kuching within SARAWAK

    by LostEurasian Updated Jun 3, 2004

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    This is a local bus company which plys routes between the major towns in Sarawak to and from Kuching INCLUDING routes to Kalimantan ( Borneo INDONESIA) towns of Pontianak and Singkawan. Buses are fully airconditioned, clean and are punctual. Hope the numbers listed will help.

    Sarikei - 6 084 656030
    Sibu - 6 084 313139
    Bintulu - 6 086 339821
    Miri - 6 085 434319
    Pontianak (Kalimantan) 0062 561 734559
    Kuala Belait (Brunei) 0803 334 515
    Bandar Sri Bagawan (Brunei) 0802 390241

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    Van for hire

    by mansionion Written May 1, 2004

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    For group travellers, maybe it is more economical to hire a van to go to places of interest around Kuching (Bako, Damai beach etc) in a comfortable way. Most of this vehicles for hire are stationed at Jalan Khoo Hun Yeang, Kuching (next to the Open Air Market opposite the Electra House).

    You can always ask the driver to quote for the rate to the places you want to go. As a rough guide, I was quoted RM80 for return trip to Bako and RM70 to Damai Beach, but thats still open to negotiation.

    Van for hire
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    City Bus

    by mansionion Updated Apr 12, 2004

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    Most of the attractions in Kuching are within walking distance. However, to go to other places around Kuching (eg Petra Jaya, Bako, Damai Beach, Sentubong etc) there's always the city bus to rely on. The buses connect Kuching with most places of interest in its surrounding.

    One of Kuching City Bus (this one going to Bako)
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    Penambang Boat

    by mansionion Updated Apr 12, 2004

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    A must try for visitors to Kuching!

    Take the boat to cross Sarawak river for visit to the Astana, Orchird Garden and Fort Margaritha (or just for the fun of it). Its only cost RM0.30 per trip (slightly more at nite, RM1.00) and the boat ride is available from early morning till late nite, comes rain or shine.

    Penambang boat on a rainy day.
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    Taxi

    by mansionion Updated Apr 12, 2004

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    Taxis are easily available for travel around Kuching. However, as meter system is not in practice its adviseable to agreed upon the fare with the driver before boarding the taxi. As an indication, travel between Kuching Airport to the city centre will normally cost approx RM20.00

    Taxis of Kuching
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    City Tram

    by mansionion Updated Mar 31, 2004

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    A free ride for tourists to Kuching, the tram operates everyday from 10 am till 9.00pm. It will stop at various tourism attractions in Kuching, such as the museums, temples, local food outlets and Kuching Waterfront.

    Kuching's City Tram
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    River Taxi

    by Xinta Updated Mar 6, 2004

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    'River Taxi' or commonly known as 'Tambang' or 'Penambang' is one of the most important means of transportation for the locals who lived across river. In some ways, this 'Tambang' plays a vital role in connecting people from both sides of the river. Therefore, I think you should experience what the locals experience by getting into one of these 'Tambang'. Afterall it's only RM0.30 to get across to the other side of the river. You can find many of them berthing by the jetties, taking turn to pick up passengers. Have fun!

    River Taxi @ Tambang @ Penambang

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    Rates for the 'River Taxi'

    by Xinta Written Mar 6, 2004

    These are the rates of the 'River Taxi' or commonly known as 'Tambang' by the locals. It only costs RM0.30 to get across to the other side of the river. Not only you get to experience the ride on this Tambang, you also get the feel of how locals utilised this everyday as a means of transport to get across to the other side of the river.

    Tambang Rates

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    Cross river traffic

    by Aphro Written Feb 19, 2004

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    You can hail one of these tambans to cross the river or sometimes the boatman is willing to do a short cruise.
    The north bank of the river has kampongs (malay villages) as well as the istana (but you can't visit it) and Fort Margherita (which has a little museum inside)
    I think they used to be with two oars in the olden days, but now they have a motor and most have advertising on the roof - Liptons was the most popular advert as you can see from my photo.

    Waterfront in Kuching
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