Kuching (Malaysia)

Kuching Travel Guide and Trip Resources

Dustin Iskandar

(Malaysian) Borneo's most prominent city

Kuching is a city in the Malaysian state of Sarawak on Borneo island. With a population of over 600,000 it is one of the larger cities in Malaysia, but more importantly, it is the most prominent city on Borneo itself (which in turn is divided between Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei). Kuching is typically the point of entry to Borneo for tourists from mainland Malaysia, and although it can be tempting to immediately move on from the airport, it is definitely a place worth to spend some time in.

Kuching is a clean and organised waterfront city, causing some to liken it to how Singapore, the world capital of clean and organised, used to be. And that is not a bad thing. Streets with colonial villas stand in harmony with temples, mosques and hawkers here.

With the Semenggoh Wildlife Centre and national parks of Gunung Gading and Kubah nearby, there is plenty to explore outside of Kuching which makes the city a good base for day trips. Inside of Kuching, the Chinatown and extremely attractive (and in the evening romantic) waterfront are the top spots. But once you've tired of those, there are mosques, markets, temples, museums and even fortresses to explore! [Review by travelindicator]

Key info

  • Kuching is a city in Malaysia's region of Sarawak. It has a population of 617,887, is situated at an altitude of 36ft and the best airport to fly into is KCH (Kuching, Kuching)
  • The currency used in Malaysia is the Malaysian ringgit (MYR)

Kuching Weather

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