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Sarawak : East Malaysia / Malaysian Borneo - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
  Welcome
  Sarawak Tourism
  Getting There & Around
 
  Sarawak Map 1
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  PEOPLE & ETHNIC GROUP:
 
  General Info
  Bidayuh (Land Dayak's)
  Iban (Sea Dayak's)
  Melanau
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  Iban Longhouse Visit
 
  ARTS & CRAFTS:
  General Info
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  Eating Out, Nightlife & Local Delicacy
 
  PLACES OF INTEREST :
 
  Adventure Nature & Wildlife
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  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 - City Centre

 
 

KUCHING WATERFRONT

 

A major restoration and land reclamation project, has become the most popular meeting place in the city. Drab warehouses have been replaced with an almost 900 m long esplanade, beautifully landscaped and dotted with wooden benches, food stalls, restaurants and entertainment facilities. A number of older buildings have been preserved and incorporated into the design, including the Chinese History Museum (see Museums section), the Sarawak Steamship Building, an open-air theatre and the Square Tower. Modern additions to the Waterfront include a restored Chinese pavilion, colourful musical fountains, and a number of modern sculptures. During the daytime, the Waterfront offers excellent views of the Astana, Fort Margherita and the Malay kampungs which line the north bank of the river, but at night-time it really comes alive; it seems like half of Kuching is out meeting friends, watching a show, or just taking the air.

 
 
 

MAIN BAZAAR

 

Opposite the Waterfront, is the oldest street in the city and the heart of old Kuching. It has some superb examples of Chinese shophouse architecture, many of which have been occupied by the same family for generations. These families still pursue traditional occupations such as tin-smithing, carpentry and petty trading. Kuching?s highest concentration of antique and handicraft shops are to be found here, and shoppers can rest between bargaining sessions in a number of old-fashioned coffee shops with panelled walls and marble-topped tables.

 
 
 

JALAN CARPENTER

 

Parallel to Main Bazaar, has a similar selection of small traders and coffee shops, as well as food stalls and two small Chinese temples. The whole area oozes charm and character. Off Leboh China (Upper China St.) there is a row of perfectly preserved 19th century Chinese houses.

 
 
 

TUA PEK KONG TEMPLE

 

The ornately decorated Tua Pek Kong Temple is located on Jln Tunku Abdul Rahman, opposite the Waterfront, and is the oldest Chinese temple in Kuching. It is believed to date from 1843, although official records only recognise its existence since 1876. The Wang Kang festival to commemorate the dead is held here.

 
 
 

KUCHING / STATE MOSQUE

 

The present day Kuching Mosque, previously the State Mosque, is best seen from the river. It was built in 1968, and its gilded cupolas make it one of the city?s most striking landmarks, particularly at sunset. The site originally housed an old wooden mosque built in 1852. The new State Mosque is situated across river at Petra Jaya. It is a striking design, featuring a single cupola and Italian marble interior detailing.

 

Note: Visitors to mosques are requested to dress respectfully and remove their shoes. Non-Muslims may not enter during prayer times.

 
 
 

THE MALAY KAMPUNG'S

 

The Malay Kampungs (villages) along the riverside next to Fort Margherita are seldom visited by tourists, which is surprising as they have some beautiful examples of traditional and modern Malay architecture. There are some more superb Malay houses around Jln Datuk Ajibah Abol, behind the Kuching Mosque. Both these areas are particularly noteworthy as they are self-contained, intact communities existing within a modern city.

 
 
 

CIVIC CENTRE

 

The futuristic Civic Centre tower offers the best all-round views of Kuching and the surrounding area. The open air viewing platform and the enclosed Links bar and restaurant offer equally good panoramas of the city and its hinterland. Mount Serapi, Mount Santubong and even the mountains of Kalimantan are visible on a clear day.

 
 
 
 
KUCHING : TOURIST ATTRACTION - City Centre
SARAWAK - EAST MALAYSIA / MALAYSIA BORNEO