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  Welcome
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  PEOPLE & ETHNIC GROUP:
 
  General Info
  Bidayuh (Land Dayak's)
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  Iban Longhouse Visit
 
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  PLACES OF INTEREST :
 
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  KUCHING (STATE CAPITAL):
 
  General Info
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  History & People
  Dining & Entertainment
  Nightlife
  Shopping
 
  Recreation & Sports
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  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
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  Shopping & Accommodation
 
  TOURIST ATTRACTION
  City Centre
  Bawang Assan Iban Longhouse
 
  Melanau's Heartland:
  Mukah Town
  Dalat Town
 
  Up Rejang River:
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  Kanowit, Song & Belaga
  Kapit
 
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  Miri
  General Info
  City Map
  In & Around Miri Map
 
  Lifestyle & Nightlife
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  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 - Kuching On Foot
 
 

KUCHING ON FOOT

 

Sitting in the comfort of a tour bus is one way to explore Kuching, but by far the best is to put on your walking shoes and take to the streets. Just arm yourself with a reliable camera and good pair of sneakers and you will be in for a memorable time. For more than a decade, activities still very much revolve around the city?s main artery ? the river, Sungai Sarawak. Gone were the heydays of the White Rajah. Now, remarkable scenes of modern activities unfold by the river.

 

The Kuching folks enjoy living by its banks, and they take pride in the city, a manner greatly reflected in their attitude to visitors. Warm and unpretentious, the city still goes about its business as usual after all these years, albeit modern structures lining its bank. You can also capture the essence of the place as you walk along the Waterfront. The Waterfront is an attraction by itself. Also known as a People?s Place, it was built for the city?s own residents to enjoy. The 1km long Waterfront was also created to rediscover the city?s own relationship with the riverfront as well as to unlock its potential as a recreational place. In the midst of this noble effort, it has incidentally become a tourist?s attraction without disrupting the historical and cultural setting of the surrounding area. Near the Waterfront, you may want to start your walk from the Siew San Teng or Tua Pek Kong Temple. There are many heritage buildings in the city but you probably would not have a clue of which one to start your journey at. A good start is from the city?s oldest building, located at the junction of Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman and Jalan Padungan. The building looks sturdy, although it has been there since 1800. Here, the Chinese pay homage to the Tua Pek Kong deity for peace and prosperity.

 

Across the temple, rows of quaint two-storey shophouses dated back to 1864 are considered as an antique arcade to both tourists and locals. A good variety of antiques and handicrafts are found here at affordable prices, you can also bargain further if you wish. A haven for souvenir hunters, the Main Bazaar houses many souvenir shops where you can seek an assortment of things from traditional pottery, tribal arts and ceramics, colourful accessories like beads and other traditional items.

 
 

 

This is one of the older streets in the city. As the name suggests, carpenters ply their trade here and still use their bare hands to shape tin wares. Walking along this street is a delight as it is constantly bustling with daily activities. You will come across two old Chinese temples that are beautifully renovated, nestled within the shops. Stroll along the shops and cross over to India Street to experience the city?s streetlife. Along the streets, brilliantly designated as pedestrian walkways, are a variety of shophouses trading rich and colourful clothings, textiles, crockery and other essentials. The trade here has not changed much over the past decade.

 

Tucked within this narrow passageway is a small mosque that caters to the Muslim congregation within its proximity. The small, Muslim Indian community originally built it in the mid-19th century. This passageway leads to Gambier Street where fruits, vegetables and wondrous colours of spices will instantly open to all your senses. As you squeeze your way through the crowd, take a minute to savour the surroundings. It is fascinating to see the colours coming to life at the street. Just a short distance away is the Kuching City Mosque. A famous and most striking landmark in Kuching, the mosque was completed in 1968 on the same site as an olden wooden mosque built much earlier than that, in the 1900.

 

Located on a hill, its golden gilded cupolas stands majestically, clearly visible from afar. Further away stands the imposing Civic Centre. As you walk out of the elevator, a gust of wind reminds you that you are on higher grounds with a commanding view of the whole of Kuching city. The tower has the best-round views of Kuching and its hinterland. On a clear day, you can see Mount Serapi and Mount Santubong and even mountains in the Kalimantan Region. Another place not to be missed is the Cat Museum reputed to be the first in the world. It is dedicated to all things feline and is located within the Kuching City North City Hall in Petra Jaya. Within the vicinity is the Timber Museum located in the Sarawak Timber Industry Development Council Building in Petra Jaya. On display here are traditional wood items, forest products and various information of the industry?s development in the state.

 
 
 
KUCHING : TOURIST ATTRACTION - Kuching On Foot
SARAWAK - EAST MALAYSIA / MALAYSIA BORNEO