Arts & Crafts in Kuching

Main Bazaar

The row of old shophouses facing the Waterfront Promenade is chock-full of handicrafts shops, some outfitted like art galleries, others with more of a ‘garage sale’ appeal, and yet others (especially along the Main …
Arts & Crafts in Kuching


The group of women at Tanoti are the only people to practise a distinct Sarawakian form of songket weaving, a way of creating embroidered fabrics. Visitors are welcome to visit the workshop and see the weaving, but …
Arts & Crafts in Kuching

Juliana Native Handwork

As well as her own Bidayuh beadwork pieces – most of which have been displayed in an exhibition in Singapore – Juliana sells quality rattan mats made by Penan artists (RM780) and pua kumba Iban woven cloths. The int…
Food in Kuching

UD Siburan Jaya

Down the back of this souvenir shop you can find an excellent selection of Sarawakian specialities such as pepper (black and white), laksa paste, sambal, Bario rice and even tuak (rice wine).
Books in Kuching

Mohamed Yahia & Sons

Specialises in English-language books on Borneo, history of Sarawak and natural history. Also carries Sarawak maps and a few travel guides. Doubles as a money changer.
Supermarket in Kuching

Ting & Ting

A good selection of wine, snack food, chocolate, toiletries and nappies.
Clothing in Kuching


This fine little boutique has a well-chosen selection of made-in-Sarawak fabrics and clothing in both traditional and modern Orang Ulu–inspired designs, including silk sarongs and men’s batik shirts.
Mall in Kuching

Tun Jugah Shopping Centre

An old-style mall with a few stylish clothing shops. It houses the Tun Jugah Foundation, a textile museum, on the fourth floor.
Books in Kuching

Popular Book Co

A capacious modern bookshop with a big selection of English titles, including works by local authors.
Mall in Kuching

Riverside Shopping Mall

This mall houses a department store, pharmacy and ATMs as well as a bowling alley and cineplex.