Sarawak, the biggest state in Malaysia with Sabah as its neighbor, is homes to numerous stretch of rainforests and flowing rivers of Borneo and is occupied by Malaysia’s most ethnically assorted populations.
Explore the Cultural History
Situated about 40 minutes away from Kuching, the 7 hectares Sarawak Cultural Village offers you the chance to observe everything about Sarawak in one place. Here you will discover replicas of traditional longhouses, roundhouses around a lake and huts. You will get the opportunity to listen to the history of Sarawak from the storytellers, the opportunity to join in diverse cultural activities, daily music and dance performances.
Sarawak Cultural Village
For the Adventurous Travelers
Near the Sarawak Cultural Village, Damai beach is a 40 minutes drive from Kuching. The international standard Damai Beach Resort hotels provide jet skiing, windsurfing, scuba diving, snorkeling and various water sport activities. Golf and Country Club is located near to these resorts, and the fishing villages of Buntal and Santubong provide tremendous fresh seafood dishes, for visitors who like seafood will definitely love this destination.
With over 52,000ha of rainforest criss-crossed by rivers and jungle streams, Gunung Mulu National Park offers a wonderful variety of natural caves, dominating mountains, and some great chances for escapade trekking. The park is being included into the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in 2000, the park is popular for the Sarawak Chamber and its 2,377 meter sandstone mountain.
Semengoh Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre is a preferred tourist spot for animal lovers. The centre is established in 1975 and dedicated to the rehabilitation of Borneo’s surrendered and confiscated wild animals such as hornbills and Orang Utan. If you are the type of eco-tourist, then you will definitely enjoy in The National Parks and Nature Reserves of Sarawak. For caving, you can explore the world’s biggest cave, the Deer Cave, and the longest cave in SEA, the Clearwater Cave, and the world’s biggest natural chamber, the Sarawak Chamber, as well as the Wind Cave and Fairy Cave at Bau.
Semengoh Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre
Perfect for City Exploration
Kuching, the capital of Sarawak, homes to variety of colonial buildings, modern facilities, Chinese and Malay shop houses. Set on the Sarawak River, the waterfront is a fantastic place to discover the city. Main Bazaar is just located across the road, where you can shop for antiques and curios, a perfect place to buy crafts and souvenirs to take home. A walking tour in Kuching would offer you an interesting journey. Other than exploring the history of Kuching, you should check out the Timber Museum, Chinese History Museum, Kuching Cat Museum and the Islamic Museum. Cross the river, you will be able to get a close look at the remarkable Fort Margherita. Nearby you will also find the Astana which was established in 1800s by Sarawak’s 2nd White Rajah, Charles Brooke.
Kuching Cat Museum
Within a few hours of national parks and adventure travel, the oil and timber boomtown of Miri is becoming famous for its nightlife as well as accommodation and shopping. You will also find a number of good travel agents here, specializing in local adventure excursions.
Founded by Foochow immigrants at the turn of the 20th century, Sibu is Sarawak’s third biggest town and provides a distinctive sight into its underlying Chinese origins. The 7 storey Tua Pek Kong Temple and a busy centre of small shops selling anything from branded to handicrafts to jungle creation welcome you at Sibu, while its Pasar Malam (night market) will sharpen your bargaining skills. Sibu is also the staging point of Rejang River adventure trips into the Iban interior.
Tua Pek Kong Temple
Sarawak Travel Guide
Flag of Sarawak
Getting into Sarawak is easy as the state is well connected by air, sea and road from major destinations in the region.