Top things to do

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 Italian in Kuching

The Junk

Filled to the brim with antiques, this is the middle of a complex of restaurants and bars – each with different names housed in three 1920s shophouses. The Junk has a busy kitchen and the food here is very good. Pas…
Top Choice Malaysian in Kuching

The Dyak

This elegant restaurant is the first to treat Dayak home cooking as true cuisine. The chef, classically trained in a Western style, uses traditional recipes, many of them Iban (a few are Kelabit, Kayan or Bidayuh), …
Top Choice Bar in Kuching

Drunken Monkey

This bar attracts a relaxed crowd of local professionals and tourists. Although it's a bar only, you will find menus from several nearby restaurants scattered about, and a variety of food can be delivered to your ta…
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 Malaysian in Kuching

Fig Tree Cafe

This innovative cafe features Malay-Chinese dishes served with flair and enthusiasm. There are plenty of vegetarian choices, and vegan options are available. The adventurous should try the lui cha, rice and vegetabl…
Top Choice International in Kuching

James Brooke Bistro & Cafe

Gets consistently good reviews for the cuisine, service and the lovely river views. Local dishes such as Sarawak laksa (RM12) and its own invention, uniquely flavoursome wild Borneo laksa (RM12), are great value and…
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…
Top Choice Seafood in Kuching

Top Spot Food Court

A perennial favourite among local foodies, this neon-lit courtyard and its half-a-dozen humming seafooderies sits, rather improbably, on the roof of a concrete parking garage – look for the giant backlit lobster sig…
Top Choice Malaysian in Kuching

Choon Hui

This old-school kopitiam (coffee shop) gets our vote for the most delicious laksa in town, and we're not alone – the place can get crowded, especially at weekends. There is also a stall here selling excellent popia,…