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  • The State Legislative Assembly
  • Performers wearing traditional costumes - a great photo opportunity while on one of our Malaysia tours.
  • Mosque Domes
  • A boatman crosses the river to pick up customers
  • A women from the indigenous Iban people performs

Kuching is the capital and largest city of the state of Sarawak, located on the northwest part of the Island of Borneo in Malaysia. It is divided by the Sarawak River, with its south shore inhabited primarily by the Chinese, while the north shore is predominantly Malay, with old kampong houses lining the river, to be experienced on Malaysia vacations.

Founded in 1827 by the Sultan of Brunei, Kuching was then ruled in 1841 by the Brooked Administration, started by British adventurer, James Brooke. The administration focused on Kuching’s development, building up various infrastructures. Kuching continued to prosper until World War II when Japanese forces took over, after which the British Crown helped revitalize the city, allowing Kuching to maintain its state capital standing as the Federation of Malaysia was formed in 1963.

Kuching is known for its gorgeous sunsets, and offers ideal viewing spots from the Waterfront, Santubong Peninsular or Bako Peninsular.

Considered one of Malaysia’s cleanest cities, Kuching is extremely pedestrian-friendly, with its city core, featuring tree-lined sidewalks, compact enough to cover on foot.

At the heart of the city is Tua Pek Kong Temple, Kuching’s oldest Chinese temple, situated opposite the Chinese Museum.

Kuching Civic Centre is a landmark site featuring a 3-building complex, one of which includes Malaysia’s first planetarium, Sultan Iskandar Planetarium. An umbrella-shaped tower allows visitors full views of the city, with its concrete skyscrapers situated amidst lush greenery.

A tourist’s haven, on a Malaysia vacation, Kuching offers various museums, parks and gardens, markets, shopping centres, multi-ethnic restaurants, and water activities. A modern city with old-world charm and busy nightlife, Kuching is described as one of the most attractive cities in Southeast Asia.

 


 

Malaysia Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to Malaysia tours.

Learn about the history and culture of Malaysia, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Malaysia's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Malaysia for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Malaysia tours today!

 

Extend Your Trip

After your Malaysia tour, consider taking the time to visit other destinations. Goway offers exciting China vacation packages, India tours and Thailand vacation packages plus a comprehensive selection of vacation packages in many other Asian countries.

 

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Kuching, Malaysia

  • Essential Borneo from Kuching

    An exciting tour of an exceptional land. Experience the highest mountain range in South East Asia, lush rainforests and a native longhouse on this perfect in-depth journey through Borneo.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,378
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring
    Malaysia See Trip Details
  • Kuching City Stopover

    Located on the shores of the Sarawak River, Kuching has a distinctive charm. Easy to stroll around, you will enjoy this city which combines the modern day with historical yesterday.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 212
    Trip Type:
    Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Malaysia See Trip Details
  • Kuching Private City Tour

    Take a tour through the capital of Sarawak, seeing the Fort Margherita and Tua Pek Kong Temple. Visit the art wing of the Sarawak Museum complex and see artefacts from Sarawak's Paleolithic ages and early history. It also illuminates some of Sarawak's native traditions including cosmology, 'adat' and traditional healing.
    Duration:
    3 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
    Malaysia See Trip Details
  • Kuching: Bako National Park with Lunch Private Full Day Tour

    Explore Malaysian Borneo’s oldest national park on a full day tour outside Kuching. During your tour, you’ll pass through untamed rainforest and see countless plants and animals that will dazzle you, such as the carnivorous pitcher plant and the Proboscis Monkey, which only lives on Borneo and is known for its adorable bulbous nose.
    Duration:
    7 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
    Malaysia See Trip Details
  • Kuching: Sarawak Cultural Village Half Day Tour

    Sarawak Culture Village is an award-winning living museum offering an excellent introduction to local cultures and lifestyles. It is located at the foothill of the legendary Mount Santubong, fronting the South China Sea. The Village has seven representative ethnic houses where you can observe the lifestyles, arts, crafts, games, food, clothes & music of seven major cultural of Sarawak.
    Duration:
    4 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
    Malaysia See Trip Details
  • Kuching: Semenggoh Orang Utan Sanctuary Private Tour

    Visit the Semenggoh Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre to meet orphaned orangutans training to survive in their natural habitats. As you walk the centres’ trails, you’ll watch orangutans feed and learn about the habits of these little “men of the jungle.” On the way back to the city, stop by a pottery to see local artisans at work.
    Duration:
    3 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
    Malaysia See Trip Details
  • The Great Iban Longhouse Experience

    A totally unique experience. Spend time in the hinterland of Borneo becoming acquainted with the tribes who were formerly headhunters. Stay in an authentic longhouse and become one with nature.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 632
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Malaysia See Trip Details
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