Borneo’s most stylish and sophisticated city brings together a kaleidoscope of cultures, crafts and cuisines. The bustling streets – some very modern, others with a colonial vibe – amply reward visitors with a penchant for aimless ambling. Chinese temples decorated with dragons abut shophouses from the time of the White Rajahs, a South Indian mosque is a five-minute walk from stalls selling half-a-dozen Asian cuisines, and a landscaped riverfront park attracts families out for a stroll and a quick bite.
Kuching’s other huge asset is its day trip proximity to a dozen first-rate nature sites.
Best places to stay in Kuching
Kuching destination guides
Sarawak is one of South-East Asia's best kept secrets. Encounter an orangutan, hike through virgin rainforest in Bako National Park, tour through the vast Mulu cave systems, stay in a traditional longhouse and discover the fascinating culture of this region of Borneo.
Best of Borneo
Still wild and mysterious even after all these years, Borneo is one of those places that’s become synonymous with adventure travel. Come see what all the fuss is about on this 14-day journey through the Malaysian states of Sarawak and Sabah.