4D3N Serikin With Kuching Tour

cat monuments and statues - Kuching, Sarawak

Highlights: City Tour Sarawak Cultural Village Semenggoh Orang Utan Rehabilitation Center

  from RM 688/
  What you get
  • Stay: 2 Night
  • Meals: 3 Breakfast, 1 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

ARRIVAL KUCHING (D)

Tourist guide will pick you up at the Kuching International Airport. Then, proceed with city tour. Among the places to be visited are as follows: Chinese Temple, Astana, Sarawak Administrative Building, City Tower, Sarawak Museum, Cat Museum, Kuching City South Council Building, Kuching North City Hall Building, Kuching Monument, Kuching Waterfront, Main Bazaar, Old Mosque and others. Then, the guide will take you to enjoy your dinner before sending you to your hotel for check-in.

Day 2

SARAWAK CULTURAL VILLAGE – SEMENGGOH ORANG UTAN REHABILITATION CENTRE (B)

After breakfast, you will proceed to Sarawak Cultural Village, which is also known as a “living museum” where there are seven types of housing of the main races in Sarawak such as Iban, Melanau, Chinese, Malay, Bidayuh, Orang Ulu and Penan. Then the tourists will be entertained by the different races on their cultural performance for 45min. After lunch (self-pay). The next destination is the Semenggoh Orang Utan Rehabilitation center to see the orang utans which are living freely in the center and you will be going back to the forest Care Center to watch the Orang utan being fed by the officials there. Then, the tour guide will take back to the hotel to relax. Dinner you may go on your own. Overnight at hotel.

Day 3

SERIKIN – KEK LAPIS SHOP (B)

At 0900 hours in the morning, you will be heading to SERIKIN. Travel along to Serikin will take 1.5 hour. At Serikin you can see various kinds of handicrafts, souvenirs made by the local residents there and are sold at a reasonable price. Then, you will visit the Malay Village, follow by the Kek Lapis factory tour to see how Kek Lapis Sarawak are made. Transfer back to hotel. Dinner you may go by you own.

Day 4

DEPARTURE KUCHING (B)

After breakfast, free and easy for the rest of the day. The driver will pick you up after check out and send you off to the Kuching International Airport to take your flight home.

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Per person rate in RM$

4D3N SERIKIN WITH KUCHING TOUR – SIC

 

Hotel Category

Validity

Adult

Child

Single

Twin Sharing

With Bed

No Bed

Local 3*

Mertin Hotel or similar

01Feb’20 – 31Dec’20

-

688

478

-

Local 3*

Abell Hotel or similar

01Feb’20 – 31Dec’20

-

738

528

-

Local 5*

Pullman Hotel or similar

01Feb’20 – 31Dec’20

-

948

678

-

Booking Period: Now ~ 30 Dec’ 2020 (Minimum 2 adults to go)

Travel Period: Now ~ 30 Dec’ 2020

Includes:

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

Excludes:

  • Domestic air ticket
  • Tipping RM 30 /pax
  • Travel Insurance

Remark:

  • Not valid on festive holidays and on Rainforests World Music Festival
  • Valid for MALAYSIAN only

Update: 03 Aug 2020

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

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