The easiest way of going around Kuching is by Taxi which is park normally near hotels, shopping centre or high traffic areas.
They charge for s short distance from RM5/6 to RM15 depending on distance. Around the City are normally from RM6-7.
I went on a ride with my cousins, and I think it's a great way to view Kuching as it cruises along the Sarawak River in a leisure way. We went on a Sunset Cruise ride and we managed to catch a glimpsed of the splendid beauty of the sunset as we cruised along Sarawak River.
The cruise is divided to two types - Welcome Cruise & Sunset Cruise. Welcome Cruise will be offered from Monday to Sunday, except Tuesday and Friday. Where as Sunset Cruise has it everyday except Monday and Thursday. The ride for Welcome Cruise is about 1 hr 15 min and as for the Sunset Cruise, it's about 1 hr 30 min. Thus the fare will be slightly different. Welcome Cruise is RM35/adult and RM20/child inclusive of 1 welcome drink. Sunset Cruise will be slightly more expensive. It's RM45/adult and RM25/child inclusive of snacks and welcome drink. If you do not want to miss out this fabulous cruise, be there on time and tickets are sold onboard 30 mins before departure and it boards at Kuching Waterfront.
Kuching is a very disperse town, but the central area, is very compact. It is best viewed from the Sarawak river. You can take a "sunset cruise" in a larger boat or do as the locals and hire one of these lovely small boats for one hour or so.
Shuttle bus Kuching - Cultural Village or Damai
Yo can catch one of those shuttle bus from kuching to Damai or Cultural village for RM10 one way (Apr 09). See pic for the schedule.
Walk, walk and ...walk
You can cover Kuching town on foot. Break your journey and stop by a cofffee shop for a cold cold drink to recharge and then you can be off again
- Budget Travel
- Family Travel
Boat ride at Sarawak River
From the Kuching Waterfront it is possible to take boat/ sampan cruise along/ across the Sarawak River.
Training Wheels Anyone?
This is Brilliant. Nowhere else have I seen this. The thing is that once he's stop how does he get about? There is no wheelchair roped to the back. Or the man in red is his personal forklift.
Sampan to Astana
This is by far the most inexpensive transportation I ever taken. The charge is only 30c to cross the river from Kuching River Front to Astana.
We crossed the river in a sampan, it cost the princely sum of 2 British pence
it was very small and low in the water be we crossed safely and didnt get wet