Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Kuching

Ethnology Museum

At the top of the hill, on the eastern side of Jln Tun Abang Haji Openg, the Ethnology Museum (the Old Building) – guarded by two colonial cannons – spotlights Borneo’s incredibly rich indigenous cultures. Upstairs …
Top Choice Museum in Kuching

Chinese History Museum

Housed in the century-old Chinese Court building, the Chinese History Museum provides an excellent introduction to the nine major Chinese communities – each with its own dialect, cuisine and temples – who began sett…
Top Choice Museum in Kuching

Art Museum

This museum features an exhibit called Urang Sarawak, which deftly and succinctly describes the people and culture of Sarawak, especially indigenous lifestyles and traditional mythology, historical periods such as t…
Museum in Kuching

Fort Margherita

Built by Charles Brooke in 1879 and named after his wife, Ranee Margaret, this hilltop fortress long protected Kuching against surprise attack by pirates. Inside, the Brooke Gallery illustrates the remarkable story …
Waterfront in Kuching

Waterfront Promenade

The south bank of Sungai Sarawak has been turned into a promenade, with paved walkways, grass and trees, and food stalls. It's a fine place for a stroll any time a cool breeze blows off the river, especially at suns…
Historic Building in Kuching

Astana

Built by Charles Brooke in 1869, the Astana (a local word meaning 'palace’) – conveniently labelled in giant white letters – and its manicured gardens still serve as the home of the governor of Sarawak. The best vie…
Notable Building in Kuching

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 either a payung (umbrella) or a terendak (Melanau sunhat). The best views of th…
Mosque in Kuching

Indian Mosque

Turn off Jln India (between Nos. 37 and 39A) or waterfront Jln Gambier (between Nos. 24 and 25A) onto tiny Indian Mosque Lane (Lg Sempit) and you enter another world. About halfway along, surrounded by houses and sp…
Market in Kuching

Medan Niaga Satok

Kuching’s biggest and liveliest market is 9km west of the city centre. It's open everyday, but the main event is the larger weekend market, which begins around midday on Saturday, when folk, some from rural longhous…
Museum in Kuching

Sarawak Textile Museum

Housed in a ‘colonial Baroque’-style building constructed in 1909, this museum displays some superb examples of traditional Sarawakian textiles, including Malay songket (gold brocade cloth), as well as the hats, mat…