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Sarawak : East Malaysia / Malaysian Borneo - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
  Welcome
  Sarawak Tourism
  Getting There & Around
 
  Sarawak Map 1
  Sarawak Map 2
 
  PEOPLE & ETHNIC GROUP:
 
  General Info
  Bidayuh (Land Dayak's)
  Iban (Sea Dayak's)
  Melanau
  Orang Ulu
 
  Iban Longhouse Visit
 
  ARTS & CRAFTS:
  General Info
  Pua Kumbu, Pua Sungkit & Pua Karap
   
  Eating Out, Nightlife & Local Delicacy
 
  PLACES OF INTEREST :
 
  Adventure Nature & Wildlife
  National Parks & Wildlife Conservation
   
  KUCHING (STATE CAPITAL):
 
  General Info
  Bus Service / Transportation
  Map
 
  History & People
  Dining & Entertainment
  Nightlife
  Shopping
 
  Recreation & Sports
  Spa Retreats
 
  TOURIST ATTRACTION
  City Centre
  Kuching On Foot
  Heritage Trails
  Historical Buildings
  Museums
  Handicrafts
  Street Life
 
  Nature & National Parks
  Bako National Park
  Batang Ai National Park
  Gunung Gading National Park
  Kubah National Park
  Kuching Wetlands National park
  Matang Wildlife Centre
  Semenggoh Nature Reserve
  Talang Satang National Park
  Tanjung Datu National Park
 
  Santubong & Damai Beach
  General Info
  Irrawady Dolphin
  Sarawak Cultural Village
 
  Kuching Southwest
  Tourist Destination
  Teluk Melano & Sematan
 
  Sibu
  General Info
  Dining & Entertainment
  Shopping & Accommodation
 
  TOURIST ATTRACTION
  City Centre
  Bawang Assan Iban Longhouse
 
  Melanau's Heartland:
  Mukah Town
  Dalat Town
 
  Up Rejang River:
  General Info
  Kanowit, Song & Belaga
  Kapit
 
  Down Rejang River:
  General Info
 
  Miri
  General Info
  City Map
  In & Around Miri Map
 
  Lifestyle & Nightlife
  Shopping
 
  TOURIST ATTRACTION
  Must Visit Places
  Bario & Ba?kelalan
 
  Gunung Mulu National Park
  Lambir Hills National Park
  Loagan Bunut National Park
  Niah National Park
  Similajau National Park
 
 
 
 
SARAWAK - EAST MALAYSIA / MALAYSIA BORNEO

KUCHING : TOURIST ATTRACTION - Street Life

 
 

KUCHING SUNDAY MARKET

 

A place where you can find ample jungle produce and much more.

 

It?s indeed a delightful experience to be at a market where you can buy various tempting types of food, cooked or fresh, which are not usually found in other places. Open on weekends, Kuching?s Sunday market at Jalan Satok is one interesting venue in the city you should not miss especially if you are looking for some special products or if you plan to get a first hand view of the various communities that merge here to trade their wares. This is also the place to explore the variety of food and ingredients used in traditional Sarawakian cuisines, some of which you will not get anywhere else.

 

One local favourite, which may not have the same appeal to visitors but is popular among the Ibans and Bidayuhs is the Sago grub, which is collected from rotting trunks of Sago palms. Said to be highly nutritious, the grubs are eaten alive or roasted and those who have tasted this exotic specialty claim it is similar to succulent prawn, just creamier. Another sought after local delicacy is the Sarawak salted Terubuk (Shad). This preserved fish is also popular among the locals from the Peninsular and it is not uncommon to see many visitors at the international airport here carrying one or more packed terubuk home.

 

Built in 1980 by the Kuching Municipal Council, you will also find various stalls at the market offering none food items that originate locally or from neighbouring Indonesia. They include clothes and kitchenware. Souvenir hunters will also find many indigenous crafts on sale at reasonable prices. Sometimes some products may evoke the imaginative visitor to ponder on their background, on how they were created and brought to the market.

 

Often this is done by foot, with some of them traversing many miles through jungle paths carrying their heavy loads on rattan shoulder baskets. In certain cases, natives wishing to sell their produce leave home deep in the interior and travel in little boats for more than a day to get here.

 

Info

Sunday Market is located beside the main road of Jalan Satok and it is a few kilometres from Petra Jaya Bridge. It is open from evening every Friday to Sunday noon.

 
 
 

JALAN PADUNGAN

 

Lined with Chinese shophouses, mostly built in the 1920?s and 30?s during the rubber boom. Some are very elegantly decorated, and a walk round the back of the buildings can reveal fascinating architectural details. The area has some excellent coffee shops and restaurants, more handicraft shops and some unusual specialist retailers. The Great Cat of Kuching, a monumental kitsch statue, is situated at the junction of Jln Padungan and Jln Central. After years of being the king of kitsch, the Great Cat now has a competitor - the Cat Statue opposite Holiday Inn.

 
 
 

JALAN INDIA

 

Lined with shops selling all kinds of goods, particularly textiles. Mid-way down Jln India (if you can find it!) there is a narrow passageway that leads to Jln Gambier, where the fruit, vegetable and fish markets and the spice merchants are located. If you follow this passageway you?ll pass a small Mosque hidden away in the middle of the city. The Mosque?s structure has undergone many changes since it was originally built by Kuching?s Indian Muslim community in the mid 19th century.

 
 
 
 
KUCHING : TOURIST ATTRACTION - Street Life
SARAWAK - EAST MALAYSIA / MALAYSIA BORNEO