Welcome to Sarawak
Situated in Malaysian Borneo, Sarawak is the largest state in the country. Its colourful history under the rule of the White Rajahs, rich tapestry of cultures and superb natural attractions make it a mesmerising holiday destination. Many heritage buildings in Kuching, the capital city, reflect its rich past. An eco-adventure land, Sarawak is great for trekking, caving, mountain climbing, kayaking, biking, rafting and diving.
The state has a wide range of accommodation to suit all budgets and preferences. There are international-standard beach resorts, jungle resorts, star-rated hotels as well as longhouse-style resorts. Budget accommodation is widely available. Take your pick from the variety of cuisine, from local delicacies to Continental fare.
Places of Interest
- This 900m long esplanade, with landscaped surroundings and eateries, is a popular place for locals and foreigners alike. Places of interest here are The Square Tower, Sarawak Steamship Building and Chinese History Museum. A nearby attraction is the ornate Tua Pek Kong Temple, reputed to be the oldest in the city.
- This is the oldest street in the city. The shophouses here enjoy immense popularity for the bewildering variety of items, from ethnic crafts, textiles to bamboo mats and pottery. Take home exquisite souvenirs of your visit!
Darul Hana Bridge
- The Darul Hana bridge is a beautiful pedestrian bridge, which opened in November 2017. The inhabitants of Kuching always had to cross the Sarawak river with a "bot tambang" or "water taxi". Now the population and also the tourists can cross over the bridge to make the crossing from the south to the north of Kuching. The bridge stands out because of its special shape. It is not a straight bridge, but an S-shaped pedestrian bridge, resembling a Yin and Yang sign. The bridge is 336 meters long and is supported by two cables that are 45 meters high and connected with two outward-facing steel pillars with hornbill wings. The long S-shaped bridge has elements of the bamboo bridges of the Bidayuh community, but it is a futuristic design. The name "Darul Hana" bridge means "a place of peace and quiet" in Arabic.
- Sarawak Museum is hailed as one of the finest in Southeast Asia. The Old Wing, designed in the style of a Normandy town house, houses an exceptional ethnographic collection. Within the grounds are an Aquarium, Botanical Gardens and Heroes’ Memorial.
Sarawak Cultural Village
- An award-winning attraction, Sarawak Cultural Village showcases the diverse lifestyles of the state’s ethnic groups. Visit the authentic dwellings and view their crafts, household items and musical instruments. The lively cultural performance is a major highlight here. Sarawak Cultural Village is the venue of the annual Rainforest World Music Festival.
Semenggoh Wildlife Centre
- Enjoy the amazing experience of standing close to orang utans in their natural habitat. Watch them swing gracefully as they make their way here during the feeding times. Other attractions include an arboretum, fernery, botanical garden and fruit orchard. Matang Wildlife Centre provides the opportunity to view animals in enclosures.
- Welcome to a world dedicated to cats! Touted to be the world’s first, the Cat Museum pays tribute to these adorable felines with a range of exhibits, photos, statues and souvenirs. Kucing means ‘cat’ in Malay.