Points of Interest & Landmarks in Kuching

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Points of Interest & Landmarks in Kuching

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  • joan t
    Doncaster, UK489 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth a visit - at both nightime and in the day.

    Feels very safe, no pressure re boat trips or restaurants.

    Free light show at 8:30 and 9:30 nightly.

    Lots of photo opportunities

    Shame about some of the rubbish in the river but they do try to clean it up.

    worth a visit.
    Written 31 March 2024
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  • FOLLOW & TRAVEL with Shukor
    London, UK185 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I was visiting Kuching, Sarawak, MALAYSIA (Borneo Island) early in December 2023. And there was this tallest flag pole in the country recently constructed and completed. Ready for official opening in the eve of the New Year 2024. Wonderful scene. Great activities along the waterfront (Sarawak River). Lots of local foods and western foods as well. Must visit!
    Written 27 December 2023
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  • Erico2709
    Singapore, Singapore2,399 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a nice stretch of street to walk about, buy some local stuff and great food. Parking can be a challenge and crowded during peak hours.
    Written 25 August 2023
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  • Zsuzsa.Guide
    Targu Secuiesc, Romania695 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    In front of Sheraton Hotel there is a monument with nine cats. These animals gave the name of the city, locals love them. James Brook came up the river in the XIXth century, arriving at a village known as Sarawak, which lay on a small stream called Cat's eye. This man changed the name from Sarawak to Kuching (kucing= cat).
    Written 8 March 2024
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  • Christine B
    Fordingbridge, UK1,434 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I did a bike ride around Kuching & we came across quite a few of the murals.
    They were great fun & good to photograph.
    Written 8 March 2020
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  • Raintree_Thailand
    Bangkok, Thailand3,954 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Sarawak State Assembly Building is a grand, spectacular structure on the banks of the Sarawak River. It was completed in 2009 and rises an impressive 115 meters in height, with a unique 9-pointed star cross-section design. The building is best appreciated at night, when it is bathes with fabulous lighting.
    Written 24 August 2023
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  • franklydavid
    Miri, Malaysia31 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Easy to get to being to only a 30 minute walk from the Waterfront and situated in a nice suburban area Jalan Song, the park is tidy compact and well organized. Two parts to the park , one the introduction to the other states in Malaysia and the other Chinese Tea Pavilion, and zig zag bridge overlooking the large pond. The pond is full of huge Koi Carp and other colorful fish. Around the park is a walk way /jogging track.
    Written 5 August 2020
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  • sy3717
    Subang Jaya, Malaysia999 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It was an extreme hot afternoon for us to climb up to the temple which is situated on the top of the hill. But worth to be there. Awesome view from the temple which is facing the sea, the far and near scenery of the fishing boats and fishing village. The temple is very spacious with many god statues placed accordingly to their status. Very colorful exterior, but still under some renovation works. For senior citizens with leg problem are not advisable to go because of the steep stairs to climb.
    Written 13 November 2018
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  • Cochopie
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It was a very good experience for me and my friends spending time hiking together during the break. Its a very healing hike for nature lover and its a little bit tough tho,theres a little bit of mosquitoes and red ants bites.make sure to wear a long sleeve shirt and pants.but it was a good exercise.we found "periuk kera",and a big durian fell out from the tree,be careful with your head and we even found a crab at the top of the mountain!😍btw,Make sure to bring a lots of water and some food to enjoy the view up there while eatingg.
    Goodd vieww.
    Written 5 February 2020
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  • Cat C
    3 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Enjoyed Kuching foods - Kolo Mee, Sarawak Laksa, Satay... you name it they have it. Enjoyed walking for ~20k steps a day :-)
    Written 25 April 2017
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  • Erick
    Malaysia2 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good place for doing an assignment...Nice place for jogging...Relaxing and family activities...Nice place for study
    Written 1 January 2020
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  • pianocello
    Shah Alam, Malaysia1,867 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    These are beautiful street art. However it is difficult to get good pictures depending on your angle as they are partially covered by trees or other structures.
    Written 22 October 2022
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  • Kohbeeq
    Sibu, Malaysia120 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    For someone who does not exercise at all, the steps are manageable with Stations of the Cross (Catholic prayer) all the way up as we get to stop and rest for a minute or two at each station. Rejoice when you reach Station 13 as you are there!

    The wooden staircase are good, sturdy and with railings. There are a few parts where the staircase are pretty steep and the distance between each steps are rather high. But it is nothing to worry about. Just hold on to the railings and proceed. The planks would be slippery if it rained the night before.

    Wearing sneakers would make walking easier although I do see a lot of local villagers who went up and down in their slippers with no effort at all. There are rubbish bins along the way way. Bring your own drinking water.

    CMPC is a wonderful place for retreat with its calming surrounding. There is an Our Lady grotto where one can spend time in reflection and prayer. There is also a chapel and an open air amphitheater. Visitors can walk about and explore the area.

    Accommodation is usually pre-book and is super basic hence, for those who are coming to overnight please remember to bring everything. It is also pretty hot throughout the day till after the sun sets. Then, it would be windy for a bit. It is not cold at all at night.
    Written 5 September 2017
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  • kpiddy
    Brisbane, Australia14,003 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Once through the Harmony Arch at the beginning of Carpenter Street is this colourful Chinese Temple, a sacred place of worship built in 1863 by Teochew immigrants from China. In 1884 it suffered great damage due to fire and was rebuilt and carefully maintained to this day as a place of historical cultural heritage, worship and popular with tourists. We did not venture inside, visitors are welcome but need to remove their shoes at the main door.
    Written 10 December 2019
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  • Billythefish1
    Southport, UK1,427 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    From a distance the buildings looks impressive and inviting. They have a museum and did have a planetarium which is now closed. The buildings are very different but the whole place, from toilets to café are in need of a lot of attention. Shame, this could be so good.
    Written 8 January 2019
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