Kuching is a bustling, diverse city of old colonial buildings and modern towers. Along its Sarawak River waterfront are food vendors,
shop houses selling handicrafts and an esplanade with views of 19th-century landmarks: The Astana, former palace of the White Rajahs,
and Fort Margherita, built to thwart pirates. Sarawak being the largest state in Malaysia also known as to some of the country's best-known
national parks such as the Gunung Mulu National Park and Bako. With an unparalleled wealth of expansive rainforests,
massive caves, fast-flowing rivers, as well as countless flora and fauna.
Borneo island is best descript for natural attractions, culture and nature. Kuching itself is a serene and peceful place to unwind as you stroll along the river. You find interesting museums in the Kuching area - along with cultural villages, limestone caves, rivers and a chance to see endangered orangutans and proboscis monkeys, will keep you entertained.
The "Main Bazaar" is the best place to get some souvenirs. Favourite Sarawak buys include beadwork, basket weavings, wooden carvings and hand-woven rugs, likewise tribal batiks. There's a clutch of galleries selling well-executed pottery and ceramics as well. Sarawak's arts scene tends to impressionism, and there are several ateliers in town as well.
Visitor Information Centre
Sarawak Tourism Complex (Old Courthouse)
Tel: +6 082 410 944
Fax: +6 082 256 301