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Updated by Fritzjames Stephen on May 08, 2015
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Popular sights in Kuching – Marvelous Malaysia

Kuching is a quaint little town in Malaysia that infuses all things beautiful with all things cultural. Below is a list of sights in Kuching that are popular among tourists.


Waterfront Promenade

Located on the south bank of Sungai Sarawak, between the Hotel Grand Margherita Kuching and the Indian Mosque, the Waterfront Promenade stands as one of the most relaxing spots in all of Kuching. With paved walkways, lush lawns, breathtaking flowerbeds, exciting children's playgrounds and what not, Kuchings waterfront Promenade is the perfect place to spend a quiet evening in Kuching.


Ethnology Museum

Kuching being a part of Malaysia boasts a rich and captivating culture just like several other regions around the country. For those history buffs and culture lovers nothing beats a good dose of bliss that you are sure to enjoy in places such as the Ethnology Museum which guarded by 2 cannons spotlights highlights Borneo's incredibly rich indigenous cultures.


Satok Weekend Market

Malaysian crafts, knick knacks, food and goodies are all part of the treats that Kuching has to offer. Pay a visit to the Satok Weekend Market which happens to be the liveliest and biggest market in the area. Commencing sometime around Sunday afternoon, the Weekend Market is the best place to pick up fresh fruit, veggies, fish and spices...


Indian Mosque

It may be small, but it is another world altogether. The exquisite Indian mosque located in Kuching emulates the Indian roots that this nation so proudly boasts of. Combined with the tranquility and rich art that Islam has to offer, one can be both captivated and mesmerized within the walls of the Indian mosque of Kuching.


St Thomas's Cathedral

It is not just Islam that dominates Kuching for Christianity is ever so prominent in the area as well and both these faiths live together in peace and harmony. A symbol of Christian spirituality in Kuching is the St Thomas Cathedral. Facing the famous Independence Square of Kuching with its symbolic ancient kapok tree, the Anglican Cathedral of Kuching flaunts an exquisite mid-20th century look, complete with a barrel vaulted ceiling colored in bright red. The Cathedral really is one of Kuching's most profound landmarks.


HiangThian Siang Temple

When it comes to religious locations, the Chinese are never left out, for Kuching is the home of the famous HiangThianSien Temple. This Chinese Buddhist place of worship serves the Teochewcongregation and the temple was created as a shrine to Shang Di (the Emperor of Heaven). Located close to the Harmony Arch end of the street, the temple still stands just the way it was recreated in 1884.


Fort Margherita

Another historic masterpiece of Kuching, the Fort Margherita was built in 1879 by the famous Charles Brooke who named the bridge after his wife Ranee Margaret. This hilltop fortress flaunts a rich ancient appeal and has for decades drawn thousands of visitors. Over the years Fort Margherita protected Kuching from Pitrate attacks and even today stands as a masterpiece from the area. To explore the Fort and other wonders in Kuching, stay at the Citadines Uplands Kuching. Being one of the most popular serviced Apartments Kuching has, you can take your time exploring this beautiful city.