Block E-03-02, Star Park Point, Taman Danau Kota, Setapak,
53000 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia6 03 41442976 | | firstname.lastname@example.org
Duration: 3D 2N
Minimum Pax: 2
Package Code: AHSB/AMO/KCH
Kuching’s city centre is well preserved and very compact; virtually everything that is worth seeing can be reached on foot or by sampan. The narrow, bustling streets are crammed with shops selling all manner of goods, from the mundane to the exotic. There are ornate Chinese temples, many fine examples of colonial-style architecture, a beautiful waterfront and a number of interesting museums, including the historic Sarawak Museum. There is an excellent range of accommodation, from luxury via boutique to budget, good restaurants, and nightlife to suit most tastes and pockets. You can try local delicacies such as deer meat and jungle fern, drink a glass or two of tuak (local rice wine), or feast on a vast array of seafood dishes Kuching has an unusual name – the word means “cat” in Malay. There are a number of stories as to how this name came about, but it is unlikely that it has anything to do with cats. The two more likely explanations are that it derives from the Chinese word kochin, meaning “harbour,” or that it is named after the mata kuching or “cat’s eye” fruit, a close relative of the lychee that grows widely here.
Sarawak is a unique and enjoyable tourism destination, and Kuching is the ideal base from which to go exploring. The nearby national parks include the famous Bako, home of the rare proboscis monkey, Gunung Gading, where giant rafflesia flowers bloom, Kuching Wetlands, which protects a fascinating mangrove ecosystem, Kubah, with its rare palms and orchids, and Semenggoh and Matang Wildlife Centres with their resident orangutans. Literally hundreds of Iban and Bidayuh longhouses are within easy travelling distance. Damai, on the nearby Santubong Peninsula is Sarawak’s main resort area, and many travel agents offer “two-centre” packages allowing you to explore Kuching, go on a longhouse trip, visit Bako and the rainforest and then relax on the beach after the rigours of jungle trekking.
Meet and greet at Kuching International Airport. Proceed for Kuching City Tour by visiting China Town, Tua Pek Kong Temple, Civic Centre / City tower, Malay Kampong, Kuching Mosque and Kuching Waterfront to view the Astana, New Legislative State Assembly of Sarawak, Fort Margherita (across river) and other buildings from the past surrounding the Waterfront; namely the old Courthouse (now Sarawak Tourism Complex), General Post Office and the Square Tower. A brief stop will be made at a local souvenirs outlet. Lunch at local restaurant until transfer hotel for check in. Overnight at hotel.
Breakfast at hotel. Depart for Serikin Indonesian Border Market situated about 1½ hours’ drive from Kuching. Passing through Bau town which was known as “Gold Town of Sarawak”, due to its rich gold ore deposits & gold mining activities in the past. Serikin, is the place where Indonesian traders come to sell their cheap good & products to Malaysia every Saturday afternoon & Sunday morning. Lunch at local restaurant. Depart to Semenggoh Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre. Here captive orang utans formerly kept as pets are being nurtured to re adapt themselves back to jungle life. Learn about the conservation effort done to ensure the sustainability of this endangered species of apes. Before arriving at the feeding platform, you will have a wonderful experience of walking through the amazing untouched rainforest. Then you will proceed to Pottery Factory. Overnight at hotel.
Breakfast at hotel then check out. Depart to Sarawak Cultural Village -The 17-acre living museum depicts the heritage of the major racial groups in Sarawak, a perfect introduction to its people, its cultures and its handicrafts. A daily 45-minute cultural performance is not to be missed during the tour. A stop at Cake Lapis Shop. Here you have the opportunity to buy variety of choices Cake Lapis which is famous in Sarawak. Feel free to taste some before you purchase your preferred flavor! After tour transfer to the airport for departure.