Attractions

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 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 Chinese communities – each with its own dialect, cuisine and temples – who began settling i…
National Park in Western Sarawak

Semenggoh Wildlife Centre

One of the best places in the world to see semi-wild orangutans in their natural rainforest habitat, swinging from trees and scurrying up vines, the Semenggoh Wildlife Centre, is home to 25 orangutans who often swin…
Cave in Gunung Mulu National Park

Deer Cave & Lang Cave

A 3km walk through the rainforest takes you to these adjacent caverns. The Deer Cave – over 2km in length and 174m high – is the world’s largest cave passage open to the public, while the Lang Cave – more understate…
Museum in Santubong Peninsula

Sarawak Cultural Village

This living museum is centred on seven traditional dwellings: three longhouses, a Penan hut, a Malay townhouse and a Chinese farmhouse. It may sound contrived but the SCV is held in high esteem by locals for its rol…
National Park in Western Sarawak

Kuching Wetlands National Park

The only way to see the majestic mangroves of 66-sq-km Kuching Wetlands National Park is – as you would expect – by boat. Situated about 15km northwest of Kuching (as the crow flies), the park doesn’t have an office…
Museum in Kapit

Fort Sylvia

Built by Charle Brooke in 1880 to take control of the Upper Rejang, this wooden fort – built of belian – was renamed in 1925 to honour Ranee Sylvia, wife of Charles Vyner Brooke.The exhibits inside offer a pretty go…
Cave in Gunung Mulu National Park

Wind Cave & Clearwater Cave

Zipping along a jungle river in a longboat on your way to the caves is not a bad way to start the day. The Wind Cave, named for the cool breezes blowing through it, has several chambers, including the cathedral-like…
Cave in Bau & Environs

Fairy Cave

About 9km southwest of Bau, the Fairy Cave – almost the size of a football pitch and as high as it is wide – is an extraordinary chamber whose entrance is 30m above the ground in the side of a cliff; access is by st…
National Park in Western Sarawak

Kubah National Park

Mixed dipterocarp forest, among the lushest and most threatened habitats in Borneo, is front and centre at this 22-sq-km national park, which more than lives up to its clunky motto, ‘the home of palms and frogs’. Sc…