Kuching is the largest city and the capital of Sarawak in East Malaysia. It is a hectic city covered an area of 431 square kilometers and an estimated population of about 320,000. Majority of the inhabitants here are Chinese, followed by Malays and a small amount of Ibans. Kuching in Malay means cat, there are a few stories on the originated of the city name. Some say it is from the Chinese word “Gu Chin” meaning harbor and some said it is named after a lychee like fruit called Mata Kuching (Cat’s Eye). In the city, there is a river separating the north and the south namely Sarawak River. Often visitors will enjoy taking ride on a sampan along the river while enjoying a spectacular view.

Attractions in Kuching:
1. Cat Museum
2. Sarawak Museum
3. The Kuching Waterfront
Cat Museum Sarawak Museum The Kuching waterfront
4. Fort Margherita
5. Sarawak Court House
6. The Pavilion
Fort Margherita Court House The Pavilion
7. The Round Tower
8. The Square Tower
9. Tua Pek Kong Temple
The Round Tower The Square Tower Tua Pek Kong Temple
10. Heroes Graves & War Memorial
11. Islamic Heritage Museum
12. Chinese History Museum
Heroes Graves & War Memorial Sarawak Islamic Heritage Museum Chinese History Museum
13. Sarawak Cultural Village
14. Bako National Park
15. Damai Beach
Sarawak Cultural Village Bako National Park Damai Beach
16. Jong’s Crocodile Farm
17. Semengoh Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre
Jong Crocodile Farm Semengoh Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre
Recommended Hotels in Kuching, Sarawak:
1. Four Points by Sheraton Hotel Kuching
Superior services and a wide range of amenities.
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2. Pullman Kuching Hotel
Located in the Kuching Golden Triangle, offering spectacular panoramic city view.
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3. Grand Margherita Hotel
The only river front hotel in Kuching.
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4. Harbour View Hotel
Centrally located with close proximity to all city attractions and F&B outlets.
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How to get there:

Kuching is conveniently accessible by plane, boat, bus, car, helicopter as well as cruises.

By Air

There are almost hourly flights directly from Kuala Lumpur and frequent flights from Singapore, Johor Bahru, Labuan, Kota Kinabalu and other cities in Sawarak which fly to Kuching International Airport. Then from there, you can take a taxi to the town center within 20 minutes time.

By Boat

Something unique is that you may choose to come here by boat. There are express boats by Express Bahagia and Express Sejahtera coming from Sibu daily. The returned boat trip is always on the following day.

By Bus/Car

As for buses, the Regional Express Bus Terminal is located along Jalan Datuk TawiSli with buses coming from Bau, Bako National Park, Lundu, Pontianak and Semenggoh. If you are driving, the distances vary from where you are with about 198 kilometers from Bintulu, 230 kilometers from Miri, 202 kilometers from Sibu and etc.

By Helicopter/Cruise

For some luxury rides, you may come by helicopter offered by Hornbill Skyways or take a cruise from Singapore to Kuching on Star Cruise.