Kuching, Malaysia, a stylish city surrounded by nature
Your next travel destination must be the city of Kuching, one of the most sophisticated cities in Malaysia and where you can enjoy numerous outdoor activities.
Located in the state of Sarawak in Eastern Malaysia, the city boasts of being the cleanest city in the country, and a very cosmopolitan atmosphere brought about by the British, Indian and Chinese influences. The city has an estimated population of 600,000 as of 2014, and covers a total area of 754.33 square kilometers. Blessed with a tropical rainforest climate, the city receves a substantial amount of rainfall compared to the western portion of Malaysia. Bahasa Sarawak and Chinese are the main dialects but almost everyone can speak English too. The city is located on Borneo Island, as such; the fastest way to get into the city is via the Kuching International Airport which is 11 kilometers from the city proper. It is served by Air Asia, Malaysian Airlines, KLM, Oman Air, Malindo Air, Silk Air, and Xpress Air.
Kuching has a more laid back ambiance compared to the western cities of Malaysia. Its unhurried pace of life makes it ideal for visitors to take long strolls and enjoy the sights and sounds of the city without that much traffic and noise. Its top attractions include the Sarawak Orchid Garden, Orang Utan Murals, Cat Museum, The Great Orangutan Project, Textile Museum, Kuching Mosque, Matang Wildlife Centre, Jong's Crocodile Farm & Zoo, Cat Monument, Wind Caves, Fairy Caves, and the Kuching Esplanade. If you want to explore its surrounding areas, you can join a Sightseeing, Nature & Wildlife, or Cultural Tours, as well as Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Boat Tours.
Kuching might not be a popular travel destination compared to the bigger cities in Malaysia, but it has a lot to offer to travelers too! Consult your travel agent for more details.