Sarawak... Now more than ever
Looking for that little bit of magic in your lives? Be enchanted in Sarawak.
As borders are fully opened, the time to visit Sarawak is Now... More Than Ever.
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Top Places to Visit
Semenggoh Nature Wildlife
Experience to encounter one of the Borneo’s endangered species – Orangutans. It is home to a colony of semi-wild orangutans who are trained and used to human encounters. Visitors will gain the golden opportunity to interact with the orangutans as they will swing down from trees for free fruits!
|ADDRESS:||KM 20, Jalan Puncak Borneo, 93250 Kuching, Sarawak.|
|VISITING HOURS:||8am-10am, 2pm-4pm (Open daily including Public Holiday)|
|ORANGUTAN FEEDING TIME:||9.00 am – 10.00 am
3.00 pm – 4.00 pm
Bako National Park
Home of Proboscis Monkey, it was gazetted as a protected area in 1957. Bako is Sarawak’s oldest national park, covering an area of 2,742 hectares. It is one of the smallest national parks in Sarawak, yet one of the most interesting, as it contains almost every type of vegetation found in Borneo. A well-maintained network of trails – from easy forest strolls to full-day jungle treks – allows visitors to get the most out of this unique environment.
|ADDRESS:||Muara Tebas Peninsular, 93000, Kuching.|
|VISITING HOURS:||8.00am to 5.00pm (Open daily including Public Holiday)|
Borneo Cultures Museum
With a total of 6,726 square metres of exhibition space, Borneo Cultures Museum is the second largest museum in South East Asia. It first opened its doors to the public on 9th March 2022. Visitor are encouraged to pre-book their visits. Entry is limited to 500 pax in the building at a time. Online bookings can be made for morning and afternoon visits, from 1st March 2022 onwards.
|ADDRESS:||Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg, 93400 Kuching, Sarawak|
|OPENING HOURS:||Mon – Fri: 9.00 am – 4.45 pm
Sat – Sun: 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Satok Weekend Market
The market stalls offer a huge variety of local produce from snacks, local delicacies, fruits, vegetables, fresh meat, fresh fish, eggs, plants, pets, jungle produce to clothing, accessories, newspapers, toys, fashion items, local craft items and souvenirs.
|ADDRESS:||Taman Foong Joon, 93050 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia.|
|SPECIALTIES:||Local products, fresh raw food|
|OPENING HOURS:||Mon – Sun: 10.00 am – 11.00 am|
The Brooke Gallery at Fort Margherita
Housed in a Fort named after James Brooke’s wife, Rani Margherita, the gallery’s irreplaceable historical documents, artefacts and arts from the White Rajah’s era, wrapped in steep history and preserved in time. This gallery was a joint project of the Sarawak Museum Department, Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture as well as Mr. Jason Brooke, the grandson of the last Rajah Muda and the Director of The Brooke Trust.
|ADDRESS:||Fort Margherita, Petra Jaya, 93050, Kuching, Sarawak.|
|OPENING HOURS:||Mon – Fri: 9.00 am – 4.45 pm
Sat, Sun & Public Holidays: 10.00 am – 4.00 pm
Places to Eat
|ADDRESS:||Lot 340-345, Ban Hock Road, Kuching, Malaysia|
|SPECIALTIES:||Local Sarawakian dishes|
|OPENING HOURS:||Mon-Sun: 10:00am - 10:00pm|
Chong Choon Cafe
A popular place for having local breakfast amongst the locals and tourists. Famous with Sarawak Laksa which are priced at RM6 for a small bowl, RM8 for a big bowl and RM16 for the special.
|ADDRESS:||275, Jalan Chan Chin Ann, 93100 Kuching, Sarawak.|
|SPECIALTIES:||Sarawak Laksa, Kolo Mee, Boiled Egg, Toast|
|OPENING HOURS:||Mon – Sun: 6.00 am – 1.00 pm|
Top Spot Seafood Centre
Perfect place for seafood lovers. Wide variety of sea food stalls where you can order fresh seafoods as well as Sarawak’s local delicacies.
|ADDRESS:||Jalan Bukit Mata Kuching, Jalan Padungan, 93100 Kuching, Sarawak|
|SPECIALTIES:||Asian cuisine, Halal cuisine, Seafood|
|OPENING HOURS:||Mon – Sun: 5.00 pm – 1.00 am|
Going Around Kuching
There are several car rental services you could opt for from our local tour agencies. A few car rental counters are also available at Kuching International Airport for you to book right after exiting the arrival gate.
Hop on to Sarawak Metro's eco-friendly H2 bus ride. Check out the available routes and schedule by clicking on the title.
Available Flights to Kuching, Sarawak
Several airlines offer flights to Kuching, Sarawak from various cities within Malaysia, as well as from international destinations like Singapore and Jakarta. Most airlines operate regular flights to Kuching International Airport (KCH) from their hubs at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) or Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA2). The flight duration from Kuala Lumpur to Kuching typically takes around 1 hour and 40 minutes.
It is always advisable to check the airline website for any updates or changes in flight schedules, as well as to check the current travel restrictions and requirements due to COVID-19.
Malaysia Airlines is the flag carrier airline of Malaysia. The airline was founded in 1947 as Malayan Airways and later became Malaysia-Singapore Airlines before eventually being renamed as Malaysia Airlines. The airline operates flights to destinations in Asia, Europe, and Australia from its hub at Kuala Lumpur International Airport. The airline is well known for its premium services and its reputation for safety, and it is a member of the oneworld airline alliance.
AirAsia is a low-cost airline based in Malaysia. The company was founded in 1993 and began operations in 1996. AirAsia has since grown to become one of the largest low-cost airlines in the world, with a fleet of over 200 aircraft and serving destinations across Asia, Australia, and the Middle East. The airline is known for its low-cost fares and its no-frills approach to air travel, with a focus on providing affordable travel options for budget-conscious travelers. AirAsia operates flights to over 165 destinations in 25 countries. The company also has subsidiaries in other countries including AirAsia India, AirAsia Japan, AirAsia X, and Thai AirAsia.
MYAirline is a new low cost carrier based in Malaysia founded in 2021.It is headquartered in Subang Jaya, Selangor and primarily operates from KLIA2, the low-cost carrier terminal of Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA 2) The airline began its maiden flight on 1 December 2022 to Kuching International Airport.
Batik Air Malaysia (formerly known as Malindo Air) is a Malaysian full service carrier, an associate carrier of Indonesian Lion Air Group, with headquarters in Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.The original name Malindo signifies a cooperative pact between Malaysia and Indonesia.The airline operates regular flights to Kuching International Airport (KCH) from its hub in Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL).
Scoot Pte Ltd, operating as Scoot, is a Singaporean low-cost airline and a wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore Airlines.It began its operations on 4 June 2012 on medium and long-haul routes from Singapore, predominantly to various airports throughout the Asia-Pacific. Scoot's airline slogan is Escape the Ordinary.