Sarawak State Assembly
Inaugurated in 2009, the iconic home of Sarawak’s State Assembly is an imposing structure whose soaring golden roof is said to resemble...
This sedate, old-time Malay kampung (village), filled with joyously colourful houses and a profusion of flowering plants, is a world...
Chinese History Museum
Housed in the century-old Chinese Court building, the Chinese History Museum provides an excellent introduction to the nine Chinese...
Kampung Boyan Hawker Centres
What could be better than a romantic evening stroll along the river accompanied by a bite to eat? Or you can take a ferry across the...
Fort Margherita information
Built by Charles Brooke in 1879 and named after his wife, Ranee Margaret, this hilltop fortress long protected Kuching against surprise attack by pirates. It did so exclusively as a remarkably successful deterrent: troops stationed here never fired a shot in anger.
Inspired by an English Renaissance castle, whitewashed Fort Margherita manages to feel both medieval-European and tropical. A steep spiral staircase leads up three flights of stairs to the crenellated roof, a great place to take in panoramic views of the river and get a feel for the lie of the city.
To get there from Kampung Boyan, follow the signs up the hill for 500m.