4D3N Kuching Discovery

cat monuments and statues - Kuching, Sarawak

Highlights: City Tour Day Tour

  from RM 938/
  What you get
  • Stay: 3 Night
  • Meals: 3 Breakfast, 3 Lunch, 3 Dinner
  • Transport: SIC

Kuching is a perfect destination for you to explore Sarawak in Borneo, especially if you are travelling with children for the holidays.
Kuching is a perfect destination for a traveller to start exploring Sarawak in Borneo, especially if you travel with children and are aware of responsible travel.

Kuching, the capital of Sarawak, which stretches across a strip along the north and east coasts of Borneo, Kuching means "cat" in Malay and the city bills itself “the Cat City.” Kuching’s identity, superficially anyway, is tied up in a cat obsession. There are a number of large cat sculptures in the city center, and there’s even a museum dedicated entirely to the common house cat.

From the Brooke dynasty (failed trader and adventurer James Brooke and his descendents ruled the state as white Rajahs from the 1840s until 1946), the tribal populations, and the historically recent influx of Chinese immigrants, the state of Sarawak actually has a pretty rich and bizarre history.

Kuching is a nice town offering a wide range of good museums – maybe among the best in Malaysia - start with the Sarawak State Museum. It’s housed in a nice 19th-century colonial building and has a good selection of cultural artifacts from the Melanau and Dayak tribes, and some good natural history displays. Across the road, the Islamic Art Museum is a little musty, but the former madrasa (school) that contains it is interesting and there are some beautiful pieces. Further afield, the Sarawak Cultural Village in Damai (about 45 minutes from downtown Kuching) is a kind of living tribal museum. You can walk through actual re-sited long and tall houses and see how various Melanau and Dayak crafts and foodstuffs were made.

An exploratory walk through Kuching’s old downtown won’t furnish you with facts, but it’s a nice way to get a feel for life among the city’s large Chinese population. A good route takes you west across the nicely landscaped waterfront, down to diminutive Fort Margherita. Past the fort, where the esplanade ends, there is a strikingly decrepit old wet market with rows of tiled counters stretching toward corners covered over in vines and roots that have grown up through the floor. Just a bit further on is what appears to be a vacant storehouse with a fully grown tree bursting through a hole in its roof. Across the street is a stretch of wonderfully old Chinese shop houses that used to comprise downtown Kuching. Circling back toward the new city center through the streets behind the waterfront road, you’ll find more charming architecture and a pleasant neighborhood atmosphere. Closer to the new downtown is the historic Hong San Si temple, which was built in 1848 but has seen substantial renovations since.

Nature and wilderness – proboscis monkeys, orang-utans, turtles,birds, big spiders..- are easily accessible at less than one hour, as well as nice and quiet beaches.

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Day 1


Meet upon arrival in Kuching International Airport and proceed for half day Kuching City Tour, visiting places of interest such as Colonial Court House, Astana (palace), Clock Tower, Charles Brooke Monument, Sarawak Museum, Cat Museum, City Mosque, Kuching Waterfront, Darul Hana Bridge, Chinese Temple and the finale being a photo taking session in front of the Giant Cat Monument. After tour, transfer to hotel for check-in. Free at own leisure.

Day 2


After hotel breakfast, go for Bako National Park day trip. Bako National Park, established since 1957, is the oldest and one of the most popular national parks in Sarawak. Situated about 37 km from Kuching City, the excursion takes about one and a half hour by land and boat. Visitors to Bako National Park are almost guaranteed to see wildlife such as long-tailed macaques, white bearded pigs, silver leaf monkeys and Probosics monkey, which can only be found in Borneo Island. Besides that, you will also be able to see different carnivorous plants and pitcher plants. Lunch will be serve at Bako’s Canteen. Afternoon, transfer by boat and land to hotel.

Day 3


Proceed for tour of your choice. Choose one below:


  • Discovery Tour

After hotel breakfast, visit the Wind Cave & Fairy Cave. At Wind Cave, enjoy the constant breeze flowing thru while observing thousands of bats and swiftlets which produce the Chinese delicacy of bird’s nest. You will be awed by the many beautiful limestone formations at Fairy Cave and one of them resemble Kwan Yin, the Chinese goddess. After lunch at local restaurant, transfer back to hotel and free at own leisure. Evening, go for the Sarawak River Cruise and view Kuching city from a different perspective. Dinner at local restaurant.

  • Explore Tour

After hotel breakfast, visit to the Jong’s Crocodile Farm, the largest in Malaysia where you can see crocodiles of various species and sizes. You will also discover the history of the famous ‘man-eating’ crocodile – Bujang Senang, and its skull is also on display here. Besides crocodiles, this farm is also a mini zoo which houses various animals such as monkeys, porcupines, foxes, birds, monitor lizard, etc. After lunch at local restaurant, transfer back to hotel and free at leisure in the afternoon. Dinner at local restaurant.

Day 4


After hotel breakfast, free at own leisure until time for transfer to airport for flight home.

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Hotel Category





Twin Sharing

With Bed

No Bed

Local 3*

The Lime Tree / Grand Continental Hotel / Mertin Hotel / Abell Hotel / Merdeka Palace or similar

01Feb’20 – 31Dec’20





Local 4*

Citadines Uplands / Riverside – Puteri Wing / Grand Margherita Hotel / The Waterfront or similar

01Feb’20 – 31Dec’20





Local 5*

Hilton / Pullman / Riverside – Astana Wing or similar

01Feb’20 – 31Dec’20





Booking Period: Now ~ 31 Dec’ 2020 (Minimum 2 adults to go)

Travel Period: Now ~ 31 Dec’ 2020


  • Return transfers based on SIC basis
  • 3 nights’ stay at The Selected Hotel, Kuching
  • Sightseeing, meal and entrance fee as indicated at itinerary


  • Domestic air ticket
  • Tipping RM 40 /pax
  • Travel Insurance


  • Subject to peak season & public holiday surcharge
  • Valid for MALAYSIAN only

Update: 03 Aug 2020

Peak season and public holiday surcharge may apply for certain dates.

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