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Top Choice Museum in Kuching

Fort Margherita

Built by Charles Brooke in 1879 and named after his wife, Ranee Margaret, this compact hilltop fortress long protected Kuching against surprise attack by pirates. Inside, the Brooke Gallery illustrates the remarkabl…
Top Choice Museum in Kuching

Sarawak Museum

Closed at the time of writing and scheduled to reopen in mid-2020 after extensive conservation work, the Sarawak Museum was established in 1891 by Charles Brooke as a place to exhibit indigenous handicrafts and wild…
Top Choice Malaysian in Kuching

Dyak

This elegant restaurant, 2km southeast of Old Chinatown, was the first to treat Dayak home cooking as true cuisine. Classically trained in a Western style, the chef uses traditional recipes, many of them Iban (a few…
Top Choice Historic Building in Kuching

Old Court House Complex

The Old Court House was built in the late 1800s to serve as the city’s administrative centre. It now houses a cafe and bar, the excellent Ranee Museum and several venues for art and performance. There's usually some…
Top Choice Bridge in Kuching

Darul Hana Bridge

Opened in late 2017 to link the northern and southern parts of Kuching, the city's spectacular new pedestrian bridge (335m) is constructed to resemble the letter 'S' (for Sarawak), and the two towers are designed to…
Top Choice Bar in Kuching

Drunken Monkey

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

Chinese History Museum

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

Rainforest World Music Festival

This three-day gathering, one of the world's great music festivals, is held in the Sarawak Cultural Village. International artists, who usually perform music that is traditional in their country, hold informal works…
Top Choice Malaysian in Kuching

Lepau

Organic and free-range ingredients feature at this buzzy restaurant showcasing the cuisine of Sarawak's indigenous Iban and Bidayuh people. The open kitchen encourages a breezy informality, as loyal Kuching locals a…
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 the region, especially indigenous lifestyles and traditional mythology, historical periods such a…