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Kuching’s old quarter is a very compact area and a walker’s/sightseer’s paradise. However, a basic knowledge of this city’s history is necessary to enjoy the trail to the fullest. Sarawak in the 1830s was a territory of the Sultanate of Brunei, and was in a state of anarchy with the natives in rebellion against the  [ Read More ]

Sarawak Cultural Village – Showcasing Sarawak

Posted by James on May - 7 - 2012

This tourist icon of Sarawak is a collection of traditional abodes of 7 major distinct ethnic groups of Sarawak, namely the Bidayuh, Iban, Penan, Orang Ulu (a grouping of several closely related tribes), Melanau, Malay and the Chinese. Each ethnic group has its own unique house set with the magnificent Mount Santubong as the backdrop.  [ Read More ]

Top ten must-do’s while in Sarawak

Posted by James on April - 22 - 2012

  1.Semenggoh Wildlife  Centre Visit this centre and understand why this lovable primate is such a big hit.                     2. Bako National Park Jewel in the crown of Sarawak’s tourism, showcasing its myriad wildlife, stunning landscape and fascinating vegetation.                [ Read More ]

Satok weekend market

Posted by James on April - 21 - 2012

Located along Jalan Satok, this famous weekend market opens around noon time on Saturday and continues until late Sunday afternoon. As of writing, this market is about to be moved to a new ultra modern, purpose-built building across the Satok bridge.  A popular bargain hunting ground for local when it comes to food, vegetable, household  [ Read More ]

Gone froggin’

Posted by James on February - 29 - 2012

Nature lovers will find the Kubah National Park a paradise for frog hunting. For among its foliage, no less than two dozen different species of these amphibians lurk and croak – at night.  A visit to see these wonderful animal would mean wearing headlight and spraying your exposed skin with mosquito repellent, and a good  [ Read More ]

Fairy Caves

Posted by James on November - 14 - 2011

Located about an hour’s drive from Kuching city centre, this cave is getting more and more popular in recent years.  Visitors who make the trip to the Serikin weekend market near the Indonesian border must pass through the road junction going to this cave, which is only a short detour. The hills of this area  [ Read More ]

Matang Wildlife Centre

Posted by James on November - 3 - 2011

Situated on the outskirt of Kuching city along the Matang Road and about 45 minutes’ drive away, this is Kuching’s only semblance of a zoo.   Originally the centre served as a halfway house for confiscated or abandoned wild animals illegally caught and kept as pets or some even destined for the dining tables, to  [ Read More ]

The top three Chinese temples of Kuching

Posted by James on November - 1 - 2011

This trinity of Chinese temples is arguably the most revered of its kind in Kuching if only because they are the oldest. They are also among the most visited by tourists due to their dominant presence along Carpenter Street and Temple Street.  In no particular order, they are Siew San Teng Temple ( the Tua Pek  [ Read More ]

Kuching Festival – the foodies’ paradise

Posted by James on October - 28 - 2011

Every year for three weeks at the end of July, residents of Kuching look forward to this hugely popular festival for the myriad of food and carnival-like trade fair. The large car park beside the City South Municipal Hall  is turned into a gigantic food stalls centre with over a hundred stalls selling practically all  [ Read More ]

Serikin – shopping on the wild side

Posted by James on October - 22 - 2011

Many visitors to Kuching are unaware that Indonesia is actually only one hour’s drive away from Kuching and there is a little trading post right at the Sarawak-Indonesian border called Serikin.  On weekdays, this little hamlet is a sleepy hollow where villagers and farmers go about their daily lives like any others, but come Saturday  [ Read More ]

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