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5 Best Things to Do in Kuching – Enjoy Sarawak’s Best Attractions

If you plan to travel to Malaysia, don't forget to visit Kuching, which is the capital city of the Sarawak State in the country. There is no doubt that Kuching is the ideal place for tourists; what's not to love about its intriguing culture, national parks, and elegant beaches!


Explore Sarawak Cultural Village

If you simply love to explore different customs and cultures of different countries, Sarawak Cultural Village is the place to be; it teaches you everything about their indigenous groups. Once you go there, you will be able to experience their traditional houses known as Iban longhouses. Visitors can look forward to demonstrations that will let them discover old techniques such as weaving, bamboo carving, and bead-making. If you want to learn about the intriguing culture of Sarawak, don't forget to visit this splendid location.


Visit Astana

Charles Brooke built Astana to gift his beloved wife in 1870. It is a palace and today it is the official home of the governor of Sarawak. Astana is located on the North bank of the Sarawak River, which is located in front of the Kuching waterfront. It has won the attraction of tourists due to its iconic buildings and the surrounding scenery. Visitors are not allowed to enter the palace and they have to watch it from far.


Have Fun at the Cat Museum

The pet lovers who have cats and enjoy the company of cats must simply visit this museum. This is the world's first cat museum and it has become quite popular among tourists. The name Kuching refers to the cat in Malay. There are over 4000 varieties of photos, exhibits, cat souvenirs, and feline arts of cats showcased in four galleries of this museum. There is a mummified cat from ancient Egypt. If you want to experience something rare and unique during your holiday in Kuching, you should visit this place as it is much more fun than the average museum.


Have a Delightful Time at Bako National Park

Located within a 31-minute driving distance from serviced apartment properties like Citadines Uplands Kuching via Jalan Bako, Bako National Park is the ideal place to explore different forests and wildlife in Kuching. Visitors can discover a range of ecosystems such as mangrove forests, swamp forests, lush cliff vegetation, and many more. Bako National Park is rich in different varieties of wildlife such as macaque monkeys, wild boars, and Proboscis monkeys. This national park not only offers great wildlife viewing opportunities but also acts as the perfect resting place for tourists with its fine sandy beaches. The sea looks stunning with its famous sea stack, sandstones, and limestone cliffs. One can also observe species of birds like Rufous-backed kingfisher, Red-crowned Barbet, Stork-billed Kingfisher, Ruddy Kingfisher, Buffy Fish Owl, White-bellied Woodpecker, and Oriental Bay Owl. When you feel bored with the typical tours offered here, you can try some adventurous events in this park; some of them are jungle hikes and overnight camping. Make sure that you make time in your itinerary to visit this national park while enjoying a holiday at your apartment hotel in Kuching for an incredible time.


Discover Rare Species at Talang Satang National Park

Today there are so many threatened species all over the world. Unfortunately, Marine turtles rank high among the top species that are on the verge of extinction. To protect these creatures, Sarawak has built a marine protected area known as Talang-Satang National Park. As this is a very sensitive habitat, visitors can only enjoy day trips in this park. This is not only a national park but also a water body, which is a breeding nursery and feeding ground for other marine species.