Sarawak Museum, located in Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg, is one of Asia's
finest. It houses a collection of Bornean ethnological and
archaeological items and an exhibition featuring a reconstruction of the
great Niah Caves, with remains of the Neolithic people who lived in the
Closed on Fridays and public holidays.
The Sunday Open Market
Sunday Market also known as "Pasar Minggu" is ideally located within the
City near the well-known Satok Suspension Bridge. The popular Sunday
Market in fact starts its activities as early as Saturday afternoon.
Jungle produce of all
kinds find their way to the market through the hard working Bidayuh
women folks from the outskirt longhouses.
A stroll along the Sunday
Market is like browsing through a Borneo supermarket. Here you can find
an array of tropical fruits and a variety of jungle vegetables seldom
seen at any wet market. Sago worms, also find their way to the Sunday
Market. It is a specialty for some locals who believe in eating them raw
for good health and vitality. Also can be found at the Sunday Market is
another rare jungle produce called Miding. Miding is the Malay name of a
fern found only in moist bush areas along stream banks and near the
fringe of jungle. The stalk of the young leaves and the leaves are soft
and sweet if fried with prawn paste and chilly.
Court House is surely one of the most magnificent buildings in Sarawak
The imposing facade has intricate local art patterns incorporated in its
door and window grilles and roof panels.
Completed in 1874, it was
the seat of government during the reign of the white Rajahs. The
beautiful clock tower was added to the architecture in 1883, with the
obelisk memorial to Rajah Charles Brooke officially commissioned in
district of Kuching on the northern bank of the Sarawak River mainly
consists of Malay kampungs. Prominent on its hilltop site is Fort
Margherita. Situated within walking distance from the Astana in Kuching.
It is named after the Rajah Charles Brooke's wife. Built in 1878 as a
token of love to his wife. It is today's the Police Museum.
The Sarawak Cultural Village and Heritage Centre
living museum located at Santubong, the Sarawak Cultural Village
conserves and portrays the multi-faceted cultures and customs of ethnic
groups such as the Ibans, Bidayuhs, and Melanaus. The Heritage Centre is
an integral part of the cultural village, which offers traditional arts
of Sarawakians. Opening hours: 9.00am -5.00pm. Cultural Show:
2.00pm-3.00pm. Fees: Adults:RM45; Children (6-12 years) - RM22.50. Below
6 - Free.
Outside of Kuching
Skrang River Safari
safari takes you on a four-hour journey along the Skrang River,
occasionally shooting the rapids, to the Iban longhouses. Their
traditional ceremonies include an offering of rice wine to their guests.
Santubong Fishing Village
a 17 acre site at the foothill of Mount Santubong, fronting the South
China Sea is the Sarawak Cultural Village, which exudes the typical
warmth and hospitality of the state. Here, you have the opportunity to
share the arts and crafts, games, food, and music of the seven major
cultures of Sarawak. At a modern theater, the visitor can see
performances of multicultural dances and lots of bamboo (bamboo musical
instruments, bamboo carvings and even a bamboo bridge). You are taken
into the world of "longhouses", drums, and gongs. You are taught to use
the blowpipe (the weapon of the jungle nomads) and you get the
opportunity to see the women work on their intricate beadwork.
at about 32 km from Kuching.
It is a site covering some 18 hectares of tropical rain forest. A
popular place for camping where the Camp Permai of Sarawak is set up
here. Have a dip in its clear cool water from the running streams. A
walking track partly built on stilt above the rough terrain is available
for trekkers. Setting around the majestic Mount Santubong, it is a very
picturesque view from below.
at the Main Bazaar along Sarawak River in Kuching.
The waterfront is about 1 km long and is also known as the People Place.
Built for the people of Sarawak. It has many facilities such as
restaurants, handicraft shops, entertainment hall, and the dancing water