A fusion of Chinese temples and Indian mosques, Kuching is a cultural hub nestled on the banks of the Sarawak River. This picturesque riverfront region is renowned for its sophisticated vibes, enticing cuisine and contemporary museums.
Things to do in Kuching
For a day out in nature, visit the Semenggoh Nature Reserve. Catch glimpses of semi-wild orangutans during morning and evening feedings, check out the pepper plants and pitcher flowers and stroll through the museum to learn about the orangutan rehabilitation process.
If you’re a history buff, head to the Sarawak Museum. You’ll find photographs of the history of Kuching, interactive displays and indigenous artefacts. The museum’s second building is spread across two floors, comprised of animals preserved through taxidermy, the Iban longhouse exhibit and the Wallace collection.
Kuching is known as “cat city” and features the world’s first Cat Museum. Cat lovers will enjoy touring over 4,000 exhibitions, including photos, feline art and cat souvenirs. Browse collections dedicated to celebrity cat owners, displays featuring cats in entertainment and sections devoted to different breeds of cats.
The Sarawak Cultural Village offers a hefty dose of culture, serving as the finest “Living Museum" in Southeast Asia. Browse the bamboo artefacts of the Bidayuh Longhouse, learn about the area’s first Chinese settlers in the Chinese Farmhouse and enjoy live performances in the Rainforest Music House.
Getting around Kuching
Kuching International Airport is the main gateway for air passengers. The most convenient way to get around the city is by car or taxi. Ride a tambang down the river for easy access to the city proper.