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 Taoist Temple in Sibu

Tua Pek Kong Temple

A modest wooden structure existed on the site of this colourful riverfront Taoist temple as far back as 1871; it was rebuilt in 1897 but badly damaged by Allied bombs in 1942.For panoramic views over the town and th…
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 Malaysian in Sibu

Payung Café

This is a delightful cafe where diners feast on healthy (no re-used oil, deep frying or MSG) local food such as mushroom rolls, spicy otak-otak barbecued fish, deliciously fresh herb salad, and generous servings of …
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 Malaysian in Miri

Summit Café

If you’ve never tried Kelabit cuisine, this place will open up whole new worlds for your tastebuds. Queue up and choose from the colourful array of ‘jungle food’ laid out at the counter, including dure (fried jungle…
Top Choice Malaysian in Miri

Madli's Restaurant

A long-running family business that started off as a satay stall in the 1970s; read the history on the wall above the kitchen. Madli's is open on two sides for ventilation and is spotlessly clean. As well as lip-sma…
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…