Faces of
Malaysia
Pulau Kapas

Pulau Kapas is a small island located only about 6km off Marang in the east coast state of Terengganu (about 1h north of Kuala Terengganu). It has quite and relaxed atmosphere because it is bypassed by the majority of the backpacker circuit looking for a more remote place like the Perhentian Islands. Pulau Kapas only get fairly busy on the weekends when locals come to island. There are a few good snorkeling spots around the island. All accommodations and beach are on the west coast facing the mainland. The west coast is the weather side has no sand beach, only rocks - it can be reached after a short walk through the jungle. Pulau Kapas shuts down during the monsoon season between November and February.

Pulau Redang

Pulau Redang (or Redang Island)  is a beautiful tropical island off the east coast of peninsular Malaysia in the state of Terengganu. Most travellers visiting Redang come on pre-booked packages from one of the resorts on the island. It is a more up-market destination than Perhentian Islands.

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, Jalan Power
Kuching
Jalan Power
Kuching, Semenggoh Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre
Kuching
Semenggoh Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre

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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

Wo Jia Lodge

Hostel / Guesthouse at Main Bazaar facing the Kuching Water Front

Singgahsana Lodge

guesthouse in central Kuching decorated in a local style using artefacts from ethnic tribes of Sarawak

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