Kuching, Malay for 'cat', located on the banks of Sungai Sarawak, is a small but thriving city. Kuching, the capital of Sarawak, is also most people's first point of entry when they arrive in Borneo. The city of Kuching city is also used as base for visitors to arrange day visits or trips to the Bako National Park and Batang Ai National Park.
From the Kuching Travel Guide
Staff is extremely friendly and helpful and location is very central. Unfortunately toilets and showers are old and dirty and no wash basin for cleaning teeth or shaving. Have to use the one in the common area also used for dishes. Most rooms have no windows and walls are paper thin making it a noisy place to sleep. ... more
The place is very good value being near the center, not in the heart of the city as they claim, and not strategically located at all,providing a simple breakfast, coffee toasts and jams, and a single room with noisy A/C for RM30, but I doubt the integrity of the management: they promised me by email a free pickup from the airport at 9:15pm, this p ... more
Treehouse was an awesome place to stay in Kuching. Bindi has created a very friendly and chilled atmosphere, which ties in well with the rest of Kuching. Only thing is that in the dorm, it was very dark and got pretty hot as there is only a fan in there. But overall, its an excellent place, and you will be guaranteed top notch service! ... more
Kuching - Advice, Tips, What to do?
. So that pretty much leaves the West side of Sarawak. I'm thinking of booking a flight to Kuching ...
Help with Malaysian Borneo Itinerary
Hi - Im flying into Kota Kinabalu at the start of July, and out of Kuching about 5 weeks later. I am putting together a rough itinerary, and i was wondering if any of you guys have any ideas on the best way to get from KK to Kuching in that time span. Our main bases will be places like KK ...
The time in Kuching with Emily has flown. The days have blurred, so here are the edited highlights of the second week: - Emily, Carmen and I went to the Fairy Cave, a pretty cave with a large 'window ...
Posted in 60 Litres and a Ukelele by LucySowah
Having squared away the main priorities in Kuching's considerable attractions commensurate with a state capital, today became a time for practicalities. A review of my kit had underlined the immediacy of certain shortcomings, and so it was a boon to efficiently track down such acceutriments as thin ankle ...
Posted in Asia Overland 2006-2008 by andyhay