Kuching, in Malay language means ‘Cat’. Situated at the mouth of the Sarawak river with a population of about 360,000 people is the first pleasant surprise for most visitors to Sarawak entering the State through Kuching International Airport. Kuching is the gateway to the land of hornbill or what was formerly known as the land of the White Rajah, Sir James Brooke or the land of the headhunters.
Kuching City’s best historical reminders can be seen on the walking tour of Kuching. Situated within close proximity to each other are the Tua Pek Kong Temple, the Courthouse, the State Mosque, Square Tower, the General Post Office building, the Pavilion, the Sarawak Museum which is the finest in Southeast Asia, and Chinese History Museum and the Islamic Museum. A short boat ride across the Sarawak River brings one to the Fort Margherita, which is now a Police Museum. Of course, there is also the Satok Suspension Birdge and Malay villages, where house are built on stilts.
Note: The city tour departs at 0900 hrs and 1400hrs, the itinerary is the same as the above itinerary.
Things You Should Know: Wear comfortable walking shoes; Light clothing; Sarawak being in the tropics, it is advisable to dress light; Bring Camera for those unforgettable moments.