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About Kuching, Sarawak

Sarawak, the Land of the Hornbills, is the largest state in Malaysia, with an area almost equal to that of Peninsular Malaysia. Strategically located in the island of Borneo, Sarawak is bordered by the Malaysian state of Sabah, the Indonesian Kalimantan, and Brunei. Sarawak has an equatorial climate with lush tropical rainforests, an abundance of animal and plant species, and a wealth of natural wonders such as the prominent cave systems at Gunung Mulu National Park and the Rejang River, the longest river in Malaysia. It is home to 31 ethnic groups, Sarawak is a unique plethora of culture, adventure, nature, food, and festivals (CANFF). It is the place where the journey of endless exploration starts.

Kuching – was the administrative capital throughout the times of the Brunei sultanate, the White Rajahs of Sarawak, and during the British Colonial rule before Sarawak joined the Malaysian Federation in 1963. The rich history of the city is showcased throughout Kuching, as you can see various historical landmarks such as the Old Court House, the Astana, and Fort Margherita, dotted along the city’s landscapes, telling tales of long ago that are still being passed down from generation to generation.
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For a glimpse into the rich cultural heritage of Sarawak, visit the award-winning Sarawak Cultural Village. Explore the vibrant Main Bazaar, where you can find unique handicrafts, souvenirs, and local delicacies. Don’t miss the famous Cat Statue, an iconic landmark symbolizing the city’s name and breathtaking sunset view along the Waterfront.
Come and experience Sarawak’s gastronomic delights! Try the colourful and intricately layered Kek Lapis cake, the refreshing Umai raw fish salad, and the fragrant and flavourful Sarawak Laksa. These local delicacies offer a unique blend of traditional and modern flavours that will surely delight your taste buds.
For nature lovers, visit the Bako National Park where you can spot unique wildlife such as proboscis monkeys and long-tailed macaques. As for orangutans, sun bears, and crocodiles, you can see them up close at the Semenggoh Wildlife Centre and Matang Wildlife Centre.
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