Recognized as the most sophisticated city on the island of Borneo, Kuching is part of the favourite destination for many visitors in Malaysia. Billed as being one of the cleanest cities in Asia, Kuching feels more like a small town even though it is the capital of Sarawak. The friendliness of locals has been a major influencer of tourism in this area. Although many travellers use touring in Kuching as a base for day trips to the coast and rainforest, the city has thoughtfully accommodated tourists that are interested in the local culture.
A walk through the Borneo Rainforest and a visit to the Bako National Park and the Semenggoh Orangutan centre in Kuching are some of the sightseeing activities that are popular with the tourists. Bako national park is considered a top wildlife spot in Malaysia to witness various species of monkeys, snakes and other animals. Other interesting activities in the area involve looking for the sea turtles in Damang island, the Irrawaddy dolphin tour and taking a walk at the waterfront in Kuching. There are local Sunday markets that are mainly for the local populace but a visit to the market gives a closer experience of the local culture.
For the action and sports enthusiasts, a live Muay Thai match can be one of the most exciting things to witness. It’s quite a popular sport in Kuching and it can be organized in one of the malls you may be shopping in. The evening strolls around Kuching can be made through the Padungan street where there are many lovely themed restaurants, café, coffee shops, bars and bakeries. It’s a place to be chilling out at the end of the day. A part of the best Kuching Tour Packages, the place offers a spectacular sunset view, which the Sarawakians like to claim as the best sunset in all of Malaysia.