Kampung Boyan


This sedate, old-time Malay kampung (village), filled with joyously colourful houses and a profusion of flowering plants, is a world away from the glitz and bustle of downtown Kuching, to which it’s connected by boat (RM1). The waterfront area has two roofed hawker centres as well as other Malay-style eateries.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Kuching attractions

1. Fort Margherita

0.09 MILES

Built by Charles Brooke in 1879 and named after his wife, Ranee Margaret, this hilltop fortress long protected Kuching against surprise attack by pirates…

2. Kucing Kucing

0.19 MILES

Perhaps the nicest of Kuching's several statues of kucing (cats) is Gaye Porter's life-size bronze sculpture of playful felines cavorting on the lawn…

3. Waterfront Promenade

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The south bank of Sungai Sarawak along Main Bazaar and Jln Gambier is a lovely tree-shaded promenade, with walkways, lawns and food stalls. It's a fine…

4. Cat Fountain

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An assemblage of polychrome cats who pose and preen amid the passing cars.

5. Chinese History Museum

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Housed in the century-old Chinese Court building, this museum provides an excellent introduction to the nine major Chinese communities – each with its own…

6. Sarawak State Assembly

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Inaugurated in 2009, the iconic home of the State Assembly on the north bank of Sungai Sarawak is an imposing structure whose soaring golden roof is said…

7. Tua Pek Kong Temple

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Tua Pek Kong, atop the red wedding-cake structure on Jln Padungan at the end of Main Bazaar, is the most popular temple in town for Chinese residents.

8. Hong San Si Temple

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Thought to date to around 1840, this fine Hokkien Chinese temple with intricate rooftop dragons was fully restored in 2004. There's a big celebration here…