Faces of
Malaysia
Kuantan

Kuantan is the largest city of the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia with a population of about half a million. It is also the capital of the state of Pahang.

Kuantan is located about halfway between Singapore (to the south) and Kota Bahru (to the north). The city is situated at the coast of the South China Sea near the mouth of the Kuantan River. The city is not a major tourist destination, rather a stopover point for island destinations (Tioman, Redang, Perhentians, etc.) along the East Coast. From Kuantan you can also also reach the popular beach in Cherating in less than an hour with the local Bus.

Brunei

Tiny state in Borneo, sandwiched between Sarawak and Sabah. After it was a big regional player a few hundred years back, Brunei became rich upon the discovery of Oil in the 1940s. For a period time the Sultan of Brunei was the richest person in the world.

Kuching, Malaysia

Kuching

Kuching is the capital of the East Malaysian state of Sarawak on Borneo. Kuching is the most populous city in the state of Sarawak and the fourth largest city in Malaysia. Kuching means “cat” in Malay.

Kuching, Carpenter Street
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Rainforest World Music Festival

RWMF is a three-day music festival and takes places every July near Kuching (Sarawak, Borneo) with music workshops, cultural display and of course concerts of artists from all over the world.

Things to Do & See

Semenggoh Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre

centre to rehabilitate orang-utans and other animals that have been injured, orphaned or illegally cages.

Kuching Waterfront (Kuching Esplanade)

Once a trading area in Kuching, the waterfront area at Sungai Sarawak has now been transformed into a landscaped esplanade.

Sarawak Cultural Village

Sarawak Cultural Village is tucked away on the foothills of Mount Santubong at Damai Beach, 35 km north from Kuching. It is also known as a living museum.

Sarawak Museum

Sarawak state museum complex including the Ethnology Museuem, Natural Science Museum, Art Museum, pleasant gardens, pavilions, Heroes Monument and temporary exhibitions. Free Admission.

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Transport

Kuching Sentral

Newly built (2012) massive long-distance express bus terminal in Kuching

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(Day) Trips

Bako National Park

Small, but diverse, National Park located 37km north-east of Kuching. Bako NP covers an area of about 27sqkm and offers jungle treks, steep cliffs, rocky headlands and stretches of sandy, secluded bays.

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ACCOMMODATION

Threehouse B & B

In the heart of old China Town Kuching Sarawak, eastern Malaysia, on the Island of Borneo, you will find ThreeHouse Bed & Breakfast.

Lodge 121

Lodge 121 offers single, twin, double, triple, quad privates and dormitory

Beds Guesthouse

Beds Guesthouse, located in the heart of Kuching's China Town, just a 15 minute walk from the City centre.

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Hotels in Kuching

Marco Polo

Guesthouse in Kuching's historical Chinatown

Beds Guesthouse

Beds Guesthouse, located in the heart of Kuching's China Town, just a 15 minute walk from the City centre.

Related Flyers / Brochures
Sarawak Cultural Village
brochure of Sarawak Cultural Village with the various types village house and a park map ... more
Santubong Jungle Trek, Sarawak
flyer for The Santubong Jungle Trek located near the Sarawak Cultural Village, 5min from Damai Beach, including a trail map ... more