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Merdeka Palace Hotels & Suites

Merdeka Palace Hotels & Suites

Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg, Kuching 93000

4.0 out of 5.0
3.1 out of 5 (107 reviews)

Located in the center of Kuching, this family-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Sarawak Museum, Chinese History …

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Regal Court Hotel Kuching

Regal Court Hotel Kuching

No 2 Lot 577, Section 10, Kuching 93400

3.0 out of 5.0
2.6 out of 5 (5 reviews)

Located in Kuching City Centre, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Kuching City Mosque, Museum Garden, and Sarawak …

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Grand Margherita Hotel

Grand Margherita Hotel

Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman, Kuching 93100

4.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (256 reviews)

This family-friendly Kuching hotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 10-minute walk of Tun Jugah Shopping …

MYR158
Century Kuching Hotel

Century Kuching Hotel

Lot 3186-3187, Block 16 KCLD, Kuching 93350

4.0 out of 5.0
2.8 out of 5 (14 reviews)

Situated in Kuching, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Boulevard Shopping Mall, Kuching Boulevard Shopping Complex, and Cit …

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Damai Beach Resort

Damai Beach Resort

Teluk Bandung, Kuching 93756

3.5 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (219 reviews)

Nestled on the beach, this Kuching hotel is within 20 mi (32 km) of Sarawak State Library, Cat Museum, and Masjid Jamek. …

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Pullman Kuching

Pullman Kuching

1a Jalan Mathies, Kuching 93100

4.5 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (519 reviews)

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

MYR233
Furama Lodging House

Furama Lodging House

4 Jalan Green Hill, Kuching 93100

2.0 out of 5.0
1.5 out of 5 (2 reviews)

Located in Kuching City Centre, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Tua Pek Kong and Chinese History Museum. Hills …

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Imperial Hotel Kuching

Imperial Hotel Kuching

Jalan Datuk Tawi Sli, Kuching 93250

4.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (266 reviews)

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Kuching Boulevard Shopping Complex and Boulevard Shoppin …

MYR178
Imperial Riverbank Hotel Kuching

Imperial Riverbank Hotel Kuching

Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman, Kuching 93100

3.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (58 reviews)

Located in Kuching City Centre, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Tun Jugah Shopping Center and Tua Pek Kong. Chinese …

MYR112
Cove 55

Cove 55

Lot 55, Block 3, Salak Land District, Kuching 93010

3.5 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (17 reviews)

Situated in Kuching, this resort is within 12 mi (20 km) of Sarawak State Library, Cat Museum, and Masjid Jamek. Sarawak …

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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.