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Riverside Majestic Hotel
Riverside Majestic Hotel

Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman, Kuching 93756

4.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (235 reviews)

Located in Kuching City Centre, this hotel is steps from Tun Jugah Shopping Center and Tun Jugah Foundation. Tua Pek Kong and …

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Imperial Riverbank Hotel Kuching
Imperial Riverbank Hotel Kuching

Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman, Kuching 93100

3.0 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (12 reviews)

Located in Kuching City Centre, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Tun Jugah Shopping Center, Tun Jugah Foundation, an …

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56 Hotel
56 Hotel

Lot 2228 & 2229 Section 64, Kuching 93350

3.0 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (68 reviews)

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of City One Shopping Mall and Spring Shopping Mall. The …

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The LimeTree Hotel
The LimeTree Hotel

Lot 317 Jalan Abell, Kuching 93100

3.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (164 reviews)

Located in Kuching City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Tun Jugah Foundation, Tun Jugah Shopping Center, and …

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Abell Hotel Kuching
Abell Hotel Kuching

No. 22 Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman, Kuching 93100

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3.8 out of 5 (102 reviews)

Located in Kuching City Centre, this hotel is steps from Tun Jugah Foundation and Tun Jugah Shopping Center. Jalan Padungan …

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The Village House
The Village House

Pantai Puteri Santubong Village, Kuching 93650

3.5 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (45 reviews)

Situated near the beach, this guesthouse is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) from Mount Santubong and within 6 mi (10 km) of Damai Beach and …

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Penview Hotel
Penview Hotel

Lot 3411, Block D, Jalan Tun Razak, Kuching 93450

3.0 out of 5.0
3.3 out of 5 (8 reviews)

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Matang Wildlife Centre, Sarawak Orchid Garden, and South Cit …

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Drop In Guest House
Drop In Guest House

209, Jalan Padungan, Kuching 93100

2.0 out of 5.0
3.2 out of 5 (6 reviews)

Located in Kuching City Centre, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Tun Jugah Foundation, Tun Jugah Shopping Center, an …

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Place2Stay - Opposite Hilton
Place2Stay - Opposite Hilton

Lot 21, Block G, Kuching

2.0 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (3 reviews)

Located in Kuching City Centre, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Hills Shopping Mall, Tun Jugah Shopping Center, and …

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Place2Stay - Riverside
Place2Stay - Riverside

No 21,, Kuching 93100

2.0 out of 5.0
2.5 out of 5 (4 reviews)

Located in Kuching City Centre, this hotel is steps from Tua Pek Kong, Kuching North City Hall, and Satok Weekend Market. …

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Visit Kuching

Once renowned as the home of the White Rajahs, Kuching is Sarawak’s largest and most cosmopolitan city. It is an ideal spot from which to explore the rest of Borneo, but the city itself is well worth exploring. Visit its colonial neighbourhoods, museums exhibiting the proud culture of the Bornean tribes, and plenty more cultural inspirations from across Asia. This melting pot of Malaysia is an ideal escape for adventure seekers.

WHAT TO DO IN KUCHING

The top spots in Kuching include the big cat statue before Chinatown, the Waterfront and Damai Beach. Kuching is also home to plenty of magnificent museums. They are clustered to the south of the city centre, where you can comfortably learn about the rich wildlife of the Borneo rainforests and the fascinating culture of the Borneo tribes including Borneo headhunters. See what an Iban longhouse looks like. As you explore more of Kuching, learn more about the traditional tattoo Iban as well. Muzium Negeri Sarawak is the region’s oldest museum and a fascinating must-visit. The Sarawak Islamic Museum is another popular spot, showcasing the famous replica of Prophet Muhammad’s pbuh.

Temples and Mosques in Kuching

The fascinating Tua Pek Kong Temple is the jewel of the city’s Chinese cultural heritage. Also, the remarkable City Mosque features an incredible design and shouldn’t be missed. However, to experience Islamic culture at its finest representation, a visit to the Masjid Jamek Mosque is recommended.

Rainforest World Music Festival

The annual Rainforest World Music Festival has put Kuching on the world map of serious festival-goers. Every year, people fly in to Kuching, Sarawak just to experience the amazing exhibition of world music held in the very authentic setting of Borneo's rainforests. It's a well-organized event that is not only incredibly fun, but educational, interactive and a true celebration of culture the world over.

Best hotels in Kuching

If you're mainly exploring museums and food in the central parts, it is recommended to book a hotel in the Kuching City Centre. Tune Hotel and Harbour View Hotel are popular options, close to the Waterfront, shopping malls or attractions like Tua Pek Kong. Pullman Kuching is a top choice if you really want to treat yourself to a nice hotel. But if you're in town for RWMF, then it's better to stay near Damai Beach within walking distance of the festival grounds. It gets hot and sticky, so a room nearby to refresh yourself or sneak a nap between the afternoon workshops and evening performances is a good idea. Read more about the festival in our Cuti-Cuti travel blog.

Sarawakian Food in Kuching Restaurants

Eating out is an important part of local culture. Food is fairly cheap in Kuching, so you can sample lots of the local favourites. Don't just stick to your familiar Malaysian dishes like nasi lemak. With traditions of cooking completely with natural 'utensils', food in Kuching is an adventure itself. Sarawak laksa and kolok mee are popular local dishes, as is the non-oily nasik aruk-style fried rice. You should also try Kuih Jala, a longhouse dish, nasi pulut, sugarcane and coconut juice, and a variety of food cooked in bamboo shoots. When it comes to bars and clubs, several areas stand out, including Padungan Road, Jalan McDougall and Travillion.

Shopping in Kuching

The Main Bazaar near Kuching’s waterfront is where tourists will find the majority of the city’s handicraft items. These are ideal for souvenirs, and offer tourists a chance to experience local shopping life at its best. There are also malls dotting the city. The likes of Plaza Merdeka, Kuching Sentral and the lifestyle shopping mall, The Spring, are all excellent places to escape the heat of the city and enjoy a few hours of modern shopping delights.