Things to see and do
If you're keen to experience breathtaking primary jungle without going all the way to Borneo's interior, an organised kayaking tour out of Kuching is a great way to do it. The trip typically starts with pick-up from your accommodation at 09:00, followed by a scenic 45-minute drive to the river ... read more
Set over the second and third floors of the Pavilion, it showcases the diversity of Sarawak through the medium of textiles. Even if you aren't that interested in textiles, the building is worth a visit in itself as it's a great example of colonial architecture. The second floor houses different ... read more
Often touted as the best museum in Southeast Asia, the Sarawak Musuem houses loads of taxidermy, ranging from small insects to large mammals on its first floor and a true-to-life recreation of a portion of an Iban longhouse upstairs. The museum is rammed full with mahogany glassfronted cases ... read more
The temple worships Tua Pek Kong -- a man from the Hakka clan whose boat got washed up on the shores of Penang while he was on his way to Sumatra. Details are vague as to why he was conferred deity status, but he is now worshipped by most of the Malaysian Chinese population. Interestingly, when ... read more
Situated opposite the Sarawak Museum, the Dewan Tun Abdul Razak (formerly known as the new wing of the Sarwak Museum) provides a whirlwind tour of Sarawak's history from the time when humans first settled at Niah Caves. There is also normally an exhibition on the ground floor -- when we ... read more
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