Once Kuching’s main shopping area for imported textiles, brassware and household goods, pedestrianised Jln India – essentially the...
Turn off Jln India (between Nos 37 and 39A) or waterfront Jln Gambier (between Nos 24 and 25A – shops selling spices with a heady aroma)...
Gurdwara Sahib Kuching
An imposing white building with gilded domes, this is one of three Sikh temples in Sarawak (the others are in Sibu and Miri).
A fixture in the heart of Kuching’s Indian Muslim district since 1974. Halal specialities include nasi biryani (rice with chicken, beef...
Jln Khoo Hun Yeang · interesting places nearby
Open-Air Market information
Cheap, tasty dishes to look for include laksa, Chinese-style mee sapi (beef noodle soup), red kolo mee (noodles with pork and a sweet barbecue sauce), tomato kueh tiaw (a fried rice-noodle dish) and shaved ice desserts (ask for ‘ABC’ at stall 17). The Chinese seafood stalls that open in the afternoon are on the side facing the river.
From early mornings until mid-afternoon there is also a stall selling fish head and duck porridge, if that's your thing.
The market (which isn't strictly speaking open-air) has two sections, separated by a road, on the site of a former fire station; the yellow tower was once used as a fire lookout.