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Also known as the Cat City, Kuching is truly a hidden gem when it comes to food and nature. Just imagine walking or kayaking in the rainforest, going on hikes up to waterfalls, and falling asleep to relaxing, traditional massages.
Like any other tropical city, you can expect sun as well as rain in Kuching throughout the year. We recommend that you travel sometime between April and September if you want to get the best outdoor experience. November is also a great month for adventurers to catch spectacular scenes at various wildlife sanctuaries – if you don’t mind putting on ponchos and rain boots.
As hosts, we are more than happy to assist you in planning an itinerary that is friendly to the pockets. And if you still need more convincing to spring for a trip to Kuching, just scroll down to see what Kuching has to offer!
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Take in the tranquillity of the lush rainforest, jump into the shallow waters for a cool dip, and enjoy cooked lunches by the locals. Don’t forget to drop by Bidayuh Village and visit the Semenggoh Wildlife Centre for a photo opportunity with native Orang Utans.
Devout Taoists will have to visit the Tua Pek Kong Temple which dates back to 1843 and is one of the few buildings that survived the 1884 Great Fire of Kuching. That is why the temple is said to have the best Feng Shui in the city.
The Rainforest World Music Festival is a must-see for music lovers! It brings world-renowned musicians together on one stage, where they perform their hearts out.
Drive up North to the Cultural Village and discover what defines Sarawak. Visit near-authentic replicas of native dwellings such as the longhouses of the Ibans, the Bidayuhs, and the Orang Ulu. Indulge in colourful cultural performances and dress up in native costume for keepsake photos.
It’s definitely more than just glittering lights! The cruise will lead you to a piece of Sarawak’s history, Fort Margherita – an old fort that is an important landmark and monument of Sarawak.
Also known as the old town of Kuching, Kuching Waterfront and the Main Bazaar are not to be missed. The Old Town is a quaint blend of history and modernity, where Kuching’s oldest Chinese temples and the former-Kuching State Mosque meet air-conditioned malls and hotels at both ends of the Kuching Waterfront.
Damai Beach – voted one of the best beaches in Malaysia – is only 40 minutes away from Kuching, and is nestled at the foot of Mount Santubong. The beach is wildly popular due to its close proximity to a vast variety of local attractions, such as the Sarawak Cultural Village Museum.
Learn the rich and fascinating history of the Chinese in Sarawak at The Chinese History Museum — built in 1912 and served as a court for the Chinese community, which only became the museum that we now know in 1993.
Bako National Park is Sarawak’s oldest national park and offers visitors an excellent introduction to the rainforest of Borneo. It offers a rainforest, abundant wildlife, jungle streams, waterfalls, interesting plant life, secluded beaches, and trekking trails.
Take on the Mount Santubong for a three to four hours trek journey or get out and up to the highest peak in the Gunung Gading National Park, which stands at 906 metres.
Visitors can also catch a glimpse of a species of Rafflesia, reputed to be the largest flower in the world!
Also, explore the Fairy and Wind Caves for a little ‘batventure’ or a rocky walk.
The Cat Museum is the world’s first museum to feature felines. You’ll find a wide range of cat exhibits, photos, feline art, and cat souvenirs!
The Ethnology Museum, where stuffed animals live, also gives you an insight to the cultures of Borneo’s indigenous.
The Art Museum is a stone’s throw away from the Ethnology Museum if you are keen on viewing curated art pieces.
Head to any pier at the waterfront, and hop on one of the sampans available. This small boat is powered by a motor and two wooden oars tied in a cross-path formation. The boatman will use the oars to navigate the sampan. The ride is barely 5 minutes and the sampan is hovering just slightly above the water line. No life jackets are provided, so commute at your own risk. It’s an adventure on its own!