Must see shopping in Kuching

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    Museum Cafe & Shop

    Local textiles, organic soaps and an excellent selection of books on Sarawak's history and culture are all good reasons to visit this combination of…

  • 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 …

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    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…

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    Juliana Native Handwork

    As well as her own Bidayuh bead-work pieces – most of which have been displayed in an exhibition in Singapore – Juliana sells quality rattan mats made by…

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    Mohamed Yahia & Sons

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

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    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,…

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    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,…

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    Tun Jugah Shopping Centre

    An old-style mall with a few stylish clothing shops, Tun Jugah houses a textile museum on the 4th floor.

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    Popular Book Co

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

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    Sarawak Plaza

    Looking a little forlorn, the plaza is nonetheless home to a decent small bookshop.

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    Riverside Shopping Mall

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

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    Nelson’s Gallery

    Upstairs, artist Narong Daun patiently creates vibrant jungle-themed batik paintings on silk.