Sarawak is not just a state that is only filled with mountains, rainforests and beaches. This state in East Malaysia with the nickname “Land of the Hornbills” is actually a very unique tourism destination with plenty of things to discover. Located on the third largest island in the world of Borneo, the capital and the most populated city in the state of Sarawak is Kuching that provides many attractions for tourists to explore. Looking for somewhere to go to get adventurous and be close to nature? Kuching is your answer to that.
Travelling around Kuching is very convenient since there are plenty of bus operators operating to and from Kuching Sentral bus terminal, in which is easily available on our website within a few clicks. Continue reading to find out the trips you can take at the station and all the exciting things you can do in Kuching!
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The Kuching Sentral bus Terminal is located on Jalan Kuching Ranger Depot at Kota Sentosa. It is the transportation hub for Sarawak in which it provides arrival and departure trips for long distance express buses, regional buses, as well as cross border express bus.
It only take 5 minutes from this first fully-integrated three-storey and air-conditioned bus terminal to the Kuching International Airport and 20 minutes into the Kuching city center. The Kuching Sentral bus Terminal is also home to the H&L Supercentre, which is considered as one of the biggest supermarkets in the region that attracts many people to go there for their daily groceries.
Kuching have numerous great attractions for the entire family. You can find several museums dedicated to showcasing its culture and history like the Sarawak Museum, The Tun Jugah Foundation, Chinese Museum and even Cat Museum for all feline lovers. Speaking of animals, you can also head to the Semenggoh Rehabilitation Centre where you are able to get up close and feed the orangutans. Make sure you don’t miss out on the opportunity to experience the unique culture and traditions of Sarawak by visiting the Tribal Longhouses at Kuching where visitor can learn more about Sarawak ethnic community lifestyle and cultures.
For nature lovers, there are few leisurely spots and conserved areas that can be found in Kuching such as the Bako National Park. You can go there by taking the public bus from town and proceed by taking the boat to the park. You can also go kayaking at Semadang Kayak or plan a trip to Borneo Scuba Diving and Adventure Centre for some water adventures. Other spots like Kuching Wetlands National Park and the Sarawak Cultural Village are also interesting places to check out.
You can’t leave the Kuching town without trying all the delicious food. Kuching is famously known for its delicious dishes such as the Sarawak Laksa, Ayam Penyet, Pinasakan Sada and Nonsom. The other signature food is mee kolok available in two ways. You can choose to have it as a beef-based soup with slices of beef and tendons garnishing, or the dry version served with hot soy sauce – both equally tasty. Those are all must-eat Sarawak meal on your culinary bucket list.
If you are looking for something different, try Matterhorn dessert which is basically shaved ice that is combined with refreshing lime juice, green cendol, cincau, longan and pineapple. Don’t forget to indulge your sweet tooth with the tasty Gula Apong Ice-Cream, which is a soft serve with with nipah palm sugar with a generous dash of palm sugar on top.
Sarawak's Traditional Layer Cake is a great choice for souvenir purposes. The colourful fresh bake come with many flavors, so make sure you test out each flavour before you make your purchase. You can also find some black pepper, bario rice and laksa paste as gift choices for your friends and family.
A comfortable stay is essential for any travel and there are different types of accommodations available in and around Kuching. If you seeking for a hotel nearby the main attractions in Kuching, there is the brand new Waterfront Hotel in which the Plaza Merdeka is only steps away from the waterfront. It is also take less than 5 minutes walk to reach Chinatown, numerous temples and the Sarawak Museum. Grand Margherita Hotel also a good choice as it is near to the shopping malls and very close to a great seafood food court as well.
Other popular Kuching hotels that can added into your considerations include Pullman Kuching, Riverside Majestic Hotel, Imperial Hotel Kuching, Hilton Kuching, The LimeTree Hotel Kuching, Memoire Hornbill Hotel, Abell Hotel and Harbour View Hotel. They all provide good value accommodations with necessary amenities, comfort, cleanliness and friendly services for the budget conscious travellers.
If you are looking some special stay experience, check yourself into a long house or a farm stay as new experience options when you visit Kuching. Make sure you make these accommodation arrangements early before going to Kuching to avoid disappointments.
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