An old town for newcomers! Have a tour around Kuching from the most famous Sarawak Cultural Village to the most traditional Semenggoh Wildlife Center. This tour comprises of a 3 days 2 night tour to the Land of the Hornbills. Be transported back in time in this land rich in diversity and a melting pot of the traditional as well as the modern. The colourful nature of its people as well as the numerous fantastic landmarks has left its mark as a top destination in South East Asia. From the up and rising metropolis to the laid-back and serene sights to behold, Kuching is truly a destination not to be missed.
24KM from Kuching City marks the Sarawak Cultural Village, an award winning ‘living’ museum spreading over a 17 acre site at the foothills of Mount Santubong. The cultural village showcases the tribal lifestyles lived by the many ethnic groups that lace the beautiful Land of Hornbills, Sarawak. There are about 150 people living in the village, demonstrating traditional daily activities for you to experience the arts, crafts, games and delicacies of the 7 major ethnic groups.
As Sarawak itself is such a vast land, visitors to SCV can experience Sarawak in just half a day by touring this 17-acre (6.8ha) village which provides a glimpse of the culture and lifestyles of the diverse ethnic groups in Sarawak. The primary aim of the Sarawak Cultural Village is to preserve the cultural heritage of the state. Here is where visitors can find replicas of buildings that represent the Bidayuh, Iban, Orang Ulu, Penan, Melanau, Malay and Chinese groups.
Kuching is the capital of the East Malaysian State of Sarawak. Kuching is the most populous city in the state of Sarawak and the fourth largest city in Malaysia Nestled on the banks of the Sarawak River, the capital, Kuching, retains the old-world charm of its romantic past. The river is the focal point of the town and features a graceful, European-style esplanade – The Kuching Waterfront – with views across to the Astana (The Palace) and Fort Margherita.
The narrow, bustling streets near the river are crammed with ornate temples, markets, historic buildings and traditional Chinese shop houses selling local handicrafts. Kuching also lays claim to nine museums, many within walking distance of each other. No other city in Malaysia displays its charm with such an easy grace as Kuching, the capital of Sarawak.
The city is cut almost in half by the meandering Sarawak River – its lifeline since time immemorial and where it all began in 1839. Its skyline is a mix of minarets and domes, ornate temple roofs, church spires, fortress, towers, modern and colonial buildings – all set amidst a profusion of greenery against the dramatic backdrop of the inky-blue Santubong and Matang Mountains. A tour of Kuching will take you from the era of the White Rajahs to the present day.