Friendly locals, historical and great city & river walk.
Many rivers to cross
You haven't seen Malaysia if you don't visit Kuching as well
Go only if you like reading or like to find out more about Sarawak. Besides the large quantity of books and information about Sarawak, there are nothing special to me, except you may find a bit fun if you go in the evening where a lot of family will sit by the lake and feed the fish. You can almost touch the fish with your hand when they are...more
A place where cat lovers must go. There are so many different kind of cats' picture and model inside, even cartoon! But prepare to pay for your camera fee and video Fee. Anyway, is not expensive, cost only RM3 for camera and RM5 for video. Furthermore, entrance is free. Please note that it is closed in public holiday.more
As for us we get a tour guide to take us around and the rate is reasonable, RM250 for the whole day trip and it is sufficient to go most of the interesting places. We went to a few places like crocodile farm, See the Orang Utan and Cultural Village. Admission Fees: Adults RM60.00, Kids RM30.00. Opening hours: 9.00 - 16.45hrs. Cultural shows:...more
Kuching or Cat City named because previously this city was full of cats. Dunno where they were come from.In this unique museum you will see variety of cats, including the ones that cartoon or characters like : cat woman, hello kity, felix the cat etc.I have no idea why this museum is dedicated for. But nice to go while you're spending time in...more
This living museum depicts the heritage of the major racial groups in Sarawak and conveniently portrays the respective lifestyle amidst 14 acres of equatorial vegetation.Here, it is possible to see Sarawak's ethnic diversity at a glance. The handicraft is both bewildering and tempting, including the Kain Songket (Malay cloth with gold inlay), Pua...more
Completed in 1879, Fort Margherita commands a breathtaking and strategic position along the Sarawak River, with a location chosen to overlook the long stretch of river approaching Kuching. Named after the second Rajah, Charles Brooke's wife, the Ranee Margaret, it was built in the defensive edifice/castle style of the late English renaissance. Fort...more
You have to admit that the real adventure begins when you trek into the interior, seek out a village and stay overnight with the local tribe. The villagers in Seri Aman, Sarawak are mainly Ibans and Lun Bawangs while in other parts of Sarawak, such as the Bario, you'll encounter the Kelabit tribe. They all plant rice ranging from swamp rice to hill...more
This is the locals favourite dish for breakfast and everyone as their own personal favourite store. My current favourite at the moment is Foody Goody Cafe at Stutong, The shop at Ban Hock Rd ( next to the continental Hotel) and Golden Arch (3.5 mile). Sarawak Laksa is a spicy noodle soup that everyone who loved spicy asian food would love. If you...more
The restaurant is operated by a chinese family in a Malay fishing village, so no pork is cook here. The restaurant is bulit on stilts on top of the beach so you can have your meal while watching the sunsets . They served very good authentic local dishes.There is a few seafood restaurant but in my opinion the best is one at the end very end of the...more
It's actually a food court located on top of a multi storeys car cark with quite a number of food stores serving all types of chiniese and local dishes. Very fresh seafood and veges and a great place to relax after a full day of sightseeing. Generally most seafood and vegetables dishes.more
Getting to East Malaysia nowadays doesnt cost that much after the best Malaysian budget airline was introduced. Airasia has become a major domestic airline for everyone to fly. Just like the company own's motto. "Now everyone can fly".Those on backpacking into Malaysia, do not miss this chance if you're thinking to explore East Malaysia.more
There are a number of factory shops along this strech of the road but the one I usually go to belong to the Wong family which is the second shop to your left as you head out of Kuching along 4 1/2 Mile toward Serian. The shop has a yellow signage , unfortunately I can't remember the name.
What to buy: Sarawak Potteries and various clay poducts with sarawak designs.
What to pay: Best price and all locals come here to buy for themselves and friends or take their friends here. Prices are much cheaper than Main Bazaar and you can ask for discount. They will also arrange shipment.
Like all growing cities their is increasing incidents of petty crimes in Kuching. It is wise to exercise caution by not wearing valuables and avoid dark alleys at night.
When you are walking around Kuching, watch up for pickpockets in crowded areas and also be very careful when walking along roads as there have been increasing incidents of purse snatchers using motorbikes in recent years targetting female.
If you are driving do not leave any items showing in unattended/parked car as your window are likely to be broken and items stolen.
Kuching is a city dedicated to cats and the guides will proudly take you to the Cat Museum in one of the City Halls. If a display case full of tins of cat food is what you've travelled half way round the world to see then you're in for a good time.
Unique Suggestions: Pay the fee to take your camera into the museum. We didn't and no-one back home really believes us when we try to desribe quite what a bizarre experience the tour of the Cat Museum actually was.
Matang is place where my parent used to take us kids for family picnic among the lush cool topical mountain streams. It is about 40 mins from Kuching so you will need a car.The Wildlife Center will also give you an opportunity to see Orang Utans and other local wildlife but for me it's the opportunty to get out of the city, see the country side and...more
The Center is set up tp care for endangered species which have either been found injured in the forest, or have been kept as illegal pets. In addition to the famous Orand Utans , the centre also houses a number of different species including rescued hornbills, honey bears, gibbons and porcupines.It is located about 40mins drive from the City.The...more
This is one of the streets in Kuching which name is based on the tradesmen that used to do their business there. The other is Goldsmiths St and other I can't quite recall.I remember this street as being very narrow with few chinese located temples along it. Near this temples are stage where they used to stage chinese operas on special festive...more
Padungan Road on the other side of town is designated as Kuching Chinatown, although it doesn't make any sense to me as the whole of Kuching South or most Sarawak cities are predominately where the chinese population then to lived. So you wouldn't noticed any differences here compared to other non-chinatown streets.There are a number of nice cafes...more
India Street is a designated as a pedestrian walkway. This is where the very small numbers of Kuching's original early indians population lived and do their business. Most of Indians here are Indian muslims and were originally involved in foreign exchange, book stores, textiles and of course selling food. The building are typical 19th century...more