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About Kuching City Center

May 5, 2015
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How well do you know about Kuching?

To have a memorable trip when travel in Kuching, Sarawak, first things is to know about this Kuching city center. Well,to find Kuching city center hotel is easy but to find a best place for you to convenient need to do some research. lot 1o boutique hotel can provide you.

Lets talk about Kuching city center.

Kuching is very attractive. Most tourists go to Sarawak just to explore Kuching. It has many tourist attractions offered to locals as well as visitors. If you want to get up close and understand more about the multi cultures in Kuching, the best thing to do is to go visit the temples and mosques around the city. One of the famous temples in Kuching is the Tua Pek Kong Temple. This temple is the oldest Chinese temple in Kuching and is easily access almost anywhere in Kuching. After a visit to the Chinese temple, you can go to visit the Muslims mosque. There are two main mosques in Kuching, namely the Kuching City mosque and Masjid Jamek. Both mosques are packed with devotees performing prayers expecially on Fridays.

Kuching, the capital of Sarawak, is simply unique. No other city in Malaysia has such a romantic and unlikely history, nor displays its charms with such an easy grace. The residents of Kuching (pop. 650,000 approx.) enjoy living here, and take great pride in their fascinating city, which is reflected in their attitude to visitors. Kuching welcomes visitors warmly, but it does not put on an act for them. Instead it goes about its own business in a relaxed manner that hasn’t changed in 160 years. It is impossible to really enjoy Kuching from the air conditioned comfort of a tour bus. To make the most of your visit you must put on your walking shoes, take to the streets (and the water), and join in.

Like all towns and cities in Borneo, the focal point of Kuching and the reason for its existence is the river. Hiring a sampan to meander slowly up and down the Sarawak River is the best way to get your first impression of Kuching. From the river you will see picturesque Malay villages (kampungs), a golden-domed mosque, a Victorian fort, a whole street of 19th century Chinese shophouses and an imposing wooden-roofed palace, all set against a background of distant mountains.

Kuching’s city center is well preserved and very compact; virtually everything that is worth seeing can be reached on foot or by sampan. The narrow, bustling streets are crammed with shops selling all manner of goods, from the mundane to the exotic. There are ornate Chinese temples, many fine examples of colonial-style architecture, a beautiful waterfront and a number of interesting museums, including the historic Sarawak Museum. There is an excellent range of accommodation, from luxury via boutique to budget, good restaurants, and nightlife to suit most tastes and pockets. You can try local delicacies such as deer meat and jungle fern, drink a glass or two of tuak (local rice wine), or feast on a vast array of seafood dishes Kuching has an unusual name – the word means “cat” in Malay. There are a number of stories as to how this name came about, but it is unlikely that it has anything to do with cats. The two more likely explanations are that it derives from the Chinese word kochin, meaning “harbour,” or that it is named after the mata kuching or “cat’s eye” fruit, a close relative of the lychee that grows widely here.

Sarawak is a unique and enjoyable tourism destination, and Kuching is the ideal base from which to go exploring. The nearby national parks include the famous Bako, home of the rare proboscis monkey, Gunung Gading, where giant rafflesia flowers bloom, Kuching Wetlands, which protects a fascinating mangrove ecosystem, Kubah, with its rare palms and orchids, and Semenggoh and Matang Wildlife Centres with their resident orangutans. Literally hundreds of Iban and Bidayuh longhouses are within easy travelling distance. Damai, on the nearby Santubong Peninsula is Sarawak’s main resort area, and many travel agents offer “two-centre” packages allowing you to explore Kuching, go on a longhouse trip, visit Bako and the rainforest and then relax on the beach after the rigours of jungle trekking.

 

Kuching is also the ideal base for visiting longhouses. Local travel agents have a variety of tours, ranging from half-day trips to nearby Bidayuh longhouses, to week long safaris to Iban longhouses on the Skrang, Lemanak and Batang Ai river systems.

 If you’re hunting for Kuching Food, we have article for you. Click here to find out how to hunt for Kuching food on foot!

Malaysia links

Accommodation in Kuching
Sarawak Tourism
Sarawak Tourism Centre
Kuching Online
Discover Borneo – Mulu caves
Borneo Online
Borneo Nature Tourism

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To a better, stronger, faster and fitter you.

March 21, 2015
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When is your last time exercise?

Cant remember?
Do you know exercise is good for you?

Fit Malaysia has arrived in the Land of the Hornbill!

 

The Spring Live Active run

 

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Wishesland Charity Run

Siniawan International Run

Beside this,in Kuching City Center also have Kuching Marathon 2015!

Are you READY?

Date: 12/4/2015

Location: Padang Merdeka Kuching, Sarawak

visit here to register fit Malaysia!

 

Date:14/6/2015

Location: The Spring

Visit here to register spring run!

 

Date:29-30/8/2015

Location:Siniawan Old Town

Visit here to register.

 

Date: 28/6/2015

Location:Le’ Park ( Behind Civic Centre)

Visit here to register.

Date: 16/8/2015

Location:Padang Merdeka Kuching, Sarawak

visit here to register Kuching Marathon 2015!

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THE BORNEAN FROG RACE 2015

March 4, 2015
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The 4th International Bornean Frog Race 2015

Participate in an International Amphibian Conservation Event.  Activities include:

  • Talks
  • Exhibitions
  • Photography Workshops
  • Night-Time Frog Search
  • Photo Contest with prizes

The race itself is modeled after the annually-held and highly successful “Bird Race”, and would entail participants going up one or more trails at the Serapi foothills within Kubah National Park, for a period of 2 hours, and returning with digital images of amphibians

Amphibians comprise some 6,771 species, and living representatives include frogs, salamanders and caecilians. From a conservation standpoint, it is remarkable that a large proportion of the world’s amphibians- a third of the known species, are recognized as being under threat.

 

 

Related reading:

http://www.borneocolours.com

http://sarawaktourism.com/event/the-bornean-frog-race-2015/

http://theinternationalborneanfrograce.weebly.com/

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Sarawak Cultural Village

March 3, 2015
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A Place to know Sarawak Cultural!

 

Known as the ‘Living Museum’, the Cultural Village was set up to preserve and showcase Sarawak’s cultural heritage. Located at Pantai Damai, Santubong, just 32km from the state capital, Kuching, it is the perfect place to get introduced to local culture and lifestyle.

Sprawled across 17 acres, there are about 150 people living in the village, demonstrating traditional daily activities from Sarawak’s diverse tribes like the processing of sago and the making of handicrafts. They wear traditional costumes and also put on dances for visitors.

The village residents provide information on their various traditional cultures and lifestyles. You can see replicas of buildings that represent every major ethnic group in Sarawak; longhouses of the Iban, Bidayuh and Orang Ulu, a Melanau tall-house and a Chinese farm house among others.

The village also has a theatre, where you can enjoy multicultural dance performances. Besides this, there is a restaurant and handicraft shop. You can even get married at the Sarawak Cultural Village, in traditional Iban, Malay, Bidayuh or Orang Ulu style.

The Iban longhouse has separate rooms placed side by side, all of which open to a long communal hall, used for leisurely activities like wood carving and basket weaving.

Guests are often invited to attend nightly ceremonies and drink a potent rice wine, tuak, which the Iban make themselves. Comfortable guesthouses are also available for visitors.

 

 

For more information, click here!

 

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Bako National Park

March 3, 2015
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What a NICE PLACE!!

When you come to Kuching city center, the first place you need to go is this!

Sarawak’s oldest national park was established in 1957, covers a modest 27 sq. km., and is about 37km from Kuching. It’s known for its extraordinary natural scenery, habitats, plants and wild life.

Its most significant features are secluded coves and rugged rocky headlands with magnificent steep cliffs that overlook the South China Sea.

The sea spray, wave action and the wind have also carved out magnificent sea arches and sea stacks at the base of the cliffs, some rearing above the waves like a mighty serpent’s head.

The attractive sandstone formations appear pink with iron patterns on the cliff. Further inland, waterfalls tumble down into freshwater pools in a tranquil and idyllic jungle setting.

Bako contains an incredible variety of plant species and vegetation types, and this is one of the parks great attractions. At Bako it is possible to see almost every type of vegetation found in Borneo.

Bako is also home to approximately 275 rare proboscis monkeys, found only in Borneo. The best times for seeing wildlife at Bako are just after dawn and just before dusk, when the animals are at their most active. Bako is a fascinating place for bird watching, as over 150 species have been recorded here.

Bakos extensive trail system is made up of 16 colour-coded jungle trails which offer a range of walking and hiking options. The fit and adventurous can opt for full- day jungle hikes or overnight camping expeditions, whilst those who prefer to take it easy can opt for a relaxing forest walk.

 

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For more information check here!

It’s sure give you a memorable trips in Kuching!

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