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Kuching

Money & costs

Money

There’s an exchange counter and ATMs at the airport. Banking hours are Monday to Friday 9.30am to 3.30pm and Saturday 9.30am to 11.30am. Banks will change travellers cheques but can be very slow. Moneychangers are far quicker, and some change travellers cheques as well as cash. They also have more convenient hours than the banks, as they stay open evenings and Sundays.

Everrise Moneychanger (233200; 199 Jln Padungan) Cash only.

HSBC (427999; Jln Padungan)

Majid & Sons (422402; 45 Jln India) Cash only.

Maybank (245964; 251 Jln Tunku Abdul Rahman)

Mohamed Yahia & Sons (416928; lower ground fl, Sarawak Plaza, Jln Abell) Changes travellers cheques at a slightly lower rate than cash.

Standard Chartered Bank (252233; Jln Tunku Abdul Rahman)