Kuching Travel Guide

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Kuching Things to Do

  • Sarawak State Library

    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...

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  • Visit Cat Museum

    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.

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  • Kuching Waterfront, the meeting place

    You shouldn't miss this place when visiting Kuching! I really like this place and I'm sure you will too.

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  • Boat rides......

    We didn't have much time to go on the ride. We end up walking at the water front while kids enjoy running around.

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  • Not to miss the Sarawak Cultural Village

    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:...

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  • Muzium Kuching

    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...

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  • Sarawak Cultural Village

    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...

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  • Sarawak Cultural village

    Entrance fee is RM40 if u buy through the travel agents, if get the ticket at the ticket counter, will be charged RM45. Will be given a green colour passport, a stamp will be given when u visit to each longhouse in the village, remember to chop your "passport"!!!

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  • Cat Museum

    The Cat Museum at the Kuching North City Council is the world's first museum devoted to cats. Here you can find a large range of exhibits of cats including pictures, books, souvenirs and etc.

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  • Fort Margherita

    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...

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  • Library

    Find the building is very nice and it is surrounding by lake. But have no time to visit there, what a pity.

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  • Stay Overnight at any Longhouse

    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...

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Kuching Restaurants

  • Don't miss the fresh seafood

    There are not many restaurants in Kuching that serve local food that is nice so make ways to this restaurants for its steam boat and seafood. Seafood............. choose your kind and tell them how you want it to be served.

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  • Chinese Food

    Delicious seafood fresh from the Sarawak river and South China Sea. Oyster omelette - thin crust and blown up to the size of a Chinese wok! Delicous picks of oysters within the golden puff.Notice the green stuff next to the omelette? That's wild fern, a popular dish in Sarawak.

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  • Best Thai food

    We lucked into getting a great Thai meal at the Hilton while we were there in Kuching.They have a different food promotion every month and that month happened to be Thai.It was a huge buffet and there were so many desserts I could not believe my eyes

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  • Sarawak Laksa, you can't missed it!

    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...

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  • Don't miss the seafood in Buntal Fishing...

    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...

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  • Don't miss the car park! Top Spot

    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.

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Kuching Transportation

  • There is only way to get there

    The only way to get there from Johor Bahru is to fly. We flew on Malaysia Airlines.There are more choices now so it would be best to check them all before getting your ticket.

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  • Airasia To Kuching

    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.

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Kuching Shopping

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    by Robdaz Written Apr 27, 2005

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    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.

    Sarawak potteries.

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Kuching Warnings and Dangers

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    by Robdaz Written Apr 2, 2005

    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.

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Kuching Tourist Traps

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    by DocJules Written Apr 29, 2003

    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.

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Kuching Off The Beaten Path

  • Matang Family Park and the Matang...

    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...

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  • Kuching's Cat Museum

    This is sure to delight all cat lovers. The only one of its kind in the world. It is filled with interesting information about cats.Inside you will find cat statues,photos, stamps, posters, just everything that you can think of about cats.

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  • Orang Utans at Semenggok Rehabilitation...

    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...

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Kuching Favorites

  • Carpenter Street.

    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...

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  • Jalan Padungan.

    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...

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  • India Street.

    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...

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