The state capital of Sarawak on the island of Borneo, Kuching is one of my favourite places in Malaysia. Located on the Sarawak River, this city has a beautiful riverfront area which deserves a stroll at least every evening you are in town.
There is more to Kuching than its river, however. Kuching means cat in Malay and you’ll want to keep your eyes open for cat statues throughout your time in this city. It’s lots of fun. There’s also a fun cat museum essential for everyone who loves cats or who likes a laugh.
There’s many museums and other attractions although some people would say the best attractions are outside the city. There are numeous day trips you can do from Kuching like visiting orangutans, learning local customs and spending time in national parks. You won’t be bored.
Below, you will find our best guides to Kuching so you can have the best time possible in this interesting destination.
There are some great places to visit in Kuching. Read more about all these attractions in Kuching below.
There is a great range of accommodation in Kuching from top hotels to budget options and every price point in between. Read our guide below to book the perfect Kuching hotel for your trip.
Kuching is easy to reach from major population centres in Malaysia or by land from the rest of the state of Sarawak. There is an airport with flights from popular places in Malaysia as well as some international flights. Read our detailed guides below on how to travel to Kuching.
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