Faces of
Malaysia
Cherating

Cherating is the only real backpacker hub at the east coast of the peninsula on the mainland. Offering plenty of affordable chalets and a relaxed atmosphere, it is good place to stop for a night or two on the way up or down the east coast. The beach itself is not that spectacular and misses the palm directly at the beach. But it has a good vibe and few things you can do like taking a tour or renting a kayak up the river into the mangroves. There is also an active surfer scene when the waves are right. Cherating is located about 30km or 1h by local bus north of Kuantan.

Johor Bahru

Johor Bahru is the state capital of the state of Johor and the second largest metropolitan area in Malaysia. Most tourists don't stop here and just pass through the city on their way to or out of Singapore. JB is a major local transportation hub however. Since it is just across the causeway from Singapore, some travellers use it as a hub to visit Singapore from here (lower accommodation prices) or to board the train, bus or airplane.

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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, Kuching Waterfront
Kuching
Kuching Waterfront
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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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HOSTELS
Threehouse B & B
Hostel, Kuching
In the heart of old China Town Kuching Sarawak, eastern Malaysia, on the Island of Borneo, you will find ThreeHouse Bed & Breakfast. ... more
Lodge 121
Hostel, Kuching
Lodge 121 offers single, twin, double, triple, quad privates and dormitory ... more
Beds Guesthouse
Guesthouse, Kuching
Beds Guesthouse, located in the heart of Kuching's China Town, just a 15 minute walk from the City centre. ... more

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HOSTELS
in Kuching
B & B Inn
located in the city centre, one of the longest running hostels in Kuching
Lodge 121
Lodge 121 offers single, twin, double, triple, quad privates and dormitory
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