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Kuching travel guide

Kuching tourism | Kuching guide

You're Going to Love Kuching

Colonial-era buildings rub shoulders with modern office towers in Kuching, the largest city on the island of Borneo and the capital of Sarawak state. From the busy waterfront to landmarks like the Astana, the erstwhile palace of the White Rajahs, Kuching is known as a clean, safe city for travelers to explore. Add a fabulous dining scene and the burgeoning tourist industry is waiting for you to discover.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Kuching

When to Visit Kuching

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Most travelers opt to visit the city during the drier months of the year, from June through August, when daytime temperatures average around 90 degrees.

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How to Get to Kuching

Airports near Kuching

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Where to Stay in Kuching

Stay in stylish modern comfort at the Batik Boutique Hotel, with a convenient central location. You'll enjoy the contemporary decor and amenities at the Padungan Hotel, about a half mile from the waterfront.

Popular Neighborhoods in Kuching

Where to stay in popular areas of Kuching

Most booked hotels in Kuching

How to Get Around Kuching

The Cost of Living in Kuching

Shopping Streets

You'll find modern shopping malls like the Riverside Shopping Complex in the city center, with many smaller stores along Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, which runs along the Sarawak River.

Groceries and Other

H&L and Upwell are two of the larger local supermarket chains. A quart of milk costs about RM6.25 and a dozen eggs should cost about RM4.30.

Cheap meal
Cheap meal
RM 7.53
A pair of jeans
A pair of jeans
RM 214.44
Single public transport ticket
Single public transport ticket
RM 1.88
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
RM 8.35

Where to Eat in Kuching

Explore local Dayak cuisine in elegant style at the.Dyak, where main dishes start at RM25. Sample innovative Chinese-style fusion dishes at Bla Bla Bla, where mains begin at RM22.