Jun 6, 2011

10 fun things you can do in Kuching

1st time to East Malaysia and it was a great 7-day journey! If you think that East Malaysia has not much thing to offer, then you have to read this post nicely =)

Traveled more than 750km during the trip… and it makes me feel like… oh natural is so wonderful! Malaysia is soooo blessed!

“People live on trees in Sarawak”? C’ mon, see its modern city of Kuching! It’s even more advanced than some cities in West Malaysia.

So, what you can do in Kuching – The Cat City without Cats (I don’t see real cats there, that’s good I don’t like cat ) Haha


1. Visit to Sarawak Cultural Village + Damai Beach

It’s the best way to learn about Sarawak in 3 hours. It’s a real-life showcase of the Sarawak long houses and rich cultures.

Don’t tell me you’re Malay, Chinese, Indian first and Malaysian second; when there’re more races like Iban, Bidayuh, Orang Ulu, Melanau just in Sarawak.

The Orang Ulu Longhouse.

Take a 5-min walk up to a resort at Damai Beach. The sea breeze is refreshing! Say Hi to South China Sea!

2. BBQ & Jungle Trekking at Bako National Park

Take a 15 min boat to Bako!

Beautiful natural wonders at Bako.

YMCA! It stands for… You Might Catch AIDS… Haha! HIV/AIDS awareness yo!

BBQ with bearded pig (山猪) at night! It just keep staring at the foods… At a point of time 5 bearded pigs gathered in front of our chalet! Oh goodness!

3. See Rafflesia, World’s Largest Flower at Gunung Gading National Park

Good thing never come easy. You have to go through a lot of obstacles, sweat a lot and take the risk for not being able to catch the beautiful blooming moment.

We’re just too lucky! Finally after 1 hour ascending Gunung Gading, we found it!

4. See Orang Utan eat Banana at Semenggoh Wildlife Centre (Orang Utan Rehabilitation)

This Orang Utan is called “Delima” – Delima got a ‘child’ called “Annuar“. Given the name during the 1998 Anwar’s Courtcase. Oh these Orang Utan are so smart wei!

A lot of foreign tourists from all around the world are here @ 9 am.

5. Taste Sarawak Laksa at Chong Choon Restaurant

Sarawak Laksa = Penang Curry Mee with prawns

This famous old-school kopitiam, just minutes walk away from Riverfront. Every morning it’s so packed with customers craving for laksa…

But thanks to Bryan & Kim Travel Agency, I know there’re some other nicer Laksa at Kuching… Google Golden Arch Laksa :P

6. Drink a cup of  Teh C Peng

I don’t know why 3 layers Teh in West Malaysia just can’t be as good as the original one in Kuching.

7. Sampan trip to buy Sarawak famous Layer Cake

RM 0.50 per person for the boat trip and cross Sarawak River

Kek Lapis Dayang Salhah – The best of the best in Kuching!

You can try it for free… as much as you like :P It tastes better and very much more cheaper than the bakery shop!

8. Seafood dinner at Top Spot

Prime location in the city center. There’re at least 6 seafood restaurants on top of this car park building… unique hor? Haha, good seafood and don’t be surprised to see Malay friends having seafood here too!

Want to see the real 1 Malaysia? Come to East Malaysia!

9. Eat Kolok Mee + You Char Kui (油条) at EXPERT Food Court, 3 Miles – Recommended by Bryan and fully supported by me! (After eating)

A normal restaurant but the foods inside are just… awesome!


Varieties of You Char Kuey for you to choose! It’s very crispy and not that oily. I like it!

Kolok Mee – The most famous food in Kuching! This shop boasts the nicest Kolok Mee in town… as written in MAS Travel Magazine. And yes I think it’s aptly described :)

10. Walk around Kuching main town area

Tua Pek Kong Temple

Sometimes when you walk, you can feel the charm of city even more.

Start walking from Riverfront… Visit the Chinese Museum (Must Visit), buy black pepper at Main Bazaar (Pick the right shop), walk around at Attap Street (Chinatown) and Little India!

Kuching, a peaceful modern town with lots of nice foods, natural wonders and… its warm and friendly people!

Why go travel so far to foreign country when East Malaysia has so much to offer?

The next time I’ll be back to Kuching… I guess… will be Bryan & Kim’s wedding in Hilton, Pullman or Four Points! Haha

At the mean time… checking out for AirAsia promotion!

How much was my flight ticket to Kuching ya……?

It’s just RM 46! Like you so much Uncle Tony!


Special thanks: Kim & Bryan Travel Agency & a bunch of crazy people in the trip :P



  • Nice post =)

  • yea, i like the kek lapis much. i tried the chocolate one b4. awesome. haha. and the Rafflesia, wow… nice pic indeed. should go to sarawak one day. :)

  • Can i share this post to my friend on fb, they r planing vacation around Kuching now, n i really think ur post gonna help them a lot. ^^. wait for ur rep^^. nice day

    • Can no problem, go ahead :)

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