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
Semenggok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre Tour from Kuching
Semonggok Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre is located south of Kuching and is a sanctuary used to rehabilitation Orangutans which have been injured or captured. See the Orangutans roaming freely in the wild and experience their feeding time in this unique setting in the rain forest.
2-Day Private Tour from Kuching: Cultural Experience in Serubah Village
Immerse yourself in the traditional Sarawak lifestyle on this 2-day private cultural tour from Kuching to the village of Serubah. With a private guide, visit a Serubah longhouse (a typical Malaysian house built on stilts and shared by families) and meet native Iban people, original inhabitants of the island of Borneo.