What to do in Kuching
What to do in Kuching Reviews
Sight Seeing and Shopping in Kuching Apr 02, 2012
Kuching is quite an old but developing city in Sarawak. You can get here via flights from Kuala Lumpur, Brunei, Kota Kinabalu, Singapore, Pontianak Indonesia and Australia. Its a great city because it has almost everything for tourist to discover on a short holiday trip.
Place to go:
If you are into cultural sights, then Kuching is a perfect place to go around in. Almost all tourist spots are in the vicinity and all one need is a rented car which can easily be found at the airport or anywhere one is staying in Kuching.If you are staying at the city centre (e.g: Hilton Hotel, Singgahsana, Abell Hotel etc) you would not need a rented car because you can right away enjoy the city itself that is a mixture of old and new architecture via walking.The Main Bazaar and the India Street is a place you can start with. There is a lot to offer on local handicrafts but you really need to bargain. Walking is not a problem too unless you can't stand the heat, it can get quite 'heaty' during summer months. Rainy seasons are usually from winter to spring period.The Kuching Waterfront is also quite a pleasant walk for tourist to enjoy, if you are an adventurous person, you can go across the river for a decent boatride that cost rm1. the boat is called perahu tambang and is operated by the locals staying in villages by the river. If you go across you can pay a visit to an array of Malay village also known as kampungs. There are stalls selling famous Sarawak layered cake which derives from Holland..its a long story, If you want to experience more you can stay at homestays available in most kampungs.Besides the village you can also tour the Fort Margherita, a British fort in the White Rajahs days...and also have a sneak at the newly built Sarawak Legislative Assembly Hall.If you have a rented car or a chauffer, you can drive up to Damai Beach to visit the Sarawak Cultural Village, entrance fee is at 20USD ( unless the price increases..i have not been there for quite some time) it is a living museum that shows the lifestyles of the many races you can see in Sarawak. The resorts are also of a reasonable price if you book them online.If you love nature, you can opt to go the Semenggok Wildlife centre, where you can have the opportunity to watch orang utans swinging from tree to tree and being fed, further up you can visit Jong's Crocodile farm..but be carefull cos there are lotsa crocs down there.
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