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Amazing Tourism Malaysia . Tourism Sarawak

Fort Margherita, SarawakSarawak is the largest state in Malaysia. It covers an area of 124,000 square kilometres and has a coastline of some 800 kilometres facing the South China Sea. Lying on the northwest coast of Borneo, the third largest island in the world, Sarawak shares its boundaries with Kalimantan (Indonesia Borneo) in the south, Brunei and Sabah in the north.

It has been described as Asia's Best Kept Secret. Sarawak is the place for history, mystery, romance and exotic adventures. The land of the fabled White Rajahs, the hornbill and the orang utan, Sarawak is the largest State in Malaysia and by far the most exotic.

More importantly, this ancient virgin rain forest is home to 27 ethnic groups; people each with their own distinct language, culture and lifestyle. Their ancient cultures may differ but they have one thing in common, their warmth and hospitality. You can experience this by spending a night in one of their longhouses listening to legends that go back to the Stone Age. Whether it's an lban, Bidayuh, Melanau or one of the many Orang Ulu groups you stay with, the welcome will be just as warm.

 

Featured Hotels in Kuching Sarawak at Promotional Rate

  Hilton Batang Ai Longhouse Resort
  Hilton Batang Ai, Kuching, Sarawak Hilton Batang Ai Longhouse Resort is located on the shores of a spectacular freshwater lake, surrounded by mountains and the unspoiled rainforests of Sarawak. Its design is based on the traditional timber longhouses of the region's native Iban Tribes. The resort has 100 rooms, the Nanga Mepi Restaurant, Wong Irup Bar, a swimming pool, and a boat jetty for arriving guests. Nearby is the 27,000-hectare Batang Ai National Park. More...
     
  Hilton Kuching
  Hilton Kuching, Sarawak The Hilton Kuching is situated along Kuching's spectacular riverfront promenade with panoramic views of the Sarawak River and Fort Margherita. Shopping centres, business areas and places of interest are all within walking distance. Taxis are easily available from the hotel. All 315 guest rooms offer breathtaking river or city views. More...
     
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Tourism Attractions in Sarawak

  Bako National Park
  Bako National Park, Sarawak Just 37 kilometres by road from Kuching Sarawak, Bako is easily visited in a day. But you will miss much of Sarawak's oldest national park if you don't stay overnight in one of it's comfortable huts. Bako National Park is rich with an abundance of flora and fauna with at least seven major types of vegetation typical of Sarawak. Although it is one of Southeast Asia's smallest national parks it contains almost every type of vegetation found in Borneo. Bako National Park is a recommended trekking destination.
     
  Batang Ai National Park
  Batang Ai National Park, Sarawak Iban longhouses and wild orang utans are among the many attractions of this park on the banks of a 24-square-kilometre lake. You can travel by boat up the rivers that flow into the lake or trek on the jungle trails looking for the wildlife. On your travels you can stay at Iban longhouses and sample their traditional way of life. Batang Ai National Park is a recommended trekking destination.
     
  Niah National Park
  Niah National Park, Sarawak Here are found some of the oldest burial sites in Southeast Asia, iron-age cave paintings, and luminous rock formations. You can see evidence of prehistoric inhabitants in the Painted Cave where human figures drawn on the wall watch over grave sites where the dead were laid in boat-shaped coffins. Niah National Park is a recommended caving destination.
     
  Gunung Mulu National Park
  Gunung Mulu National Park, Sarawak The world-renowned Gunung Mulu National Park in Sarawak has some of the most spectacular caves to be found anywhere for caving activities. Spectacular discoveries include the Sarawak Chamber, which at 12 million cubic metres is the world’s largest single cave chamber. To put it into context, the cave could comfortably house 16 football fields or 40 jumbo jets. Perhaps best known and certainly the most visited, is Deer Cave, the world’s largest cave corridor, which plays witness to a spectacular daily flight of bats from the cave each evening. Besides, the system also houses the longest cave in Southeast Asia, Clearwater Cave, with a 107km long passageway.
     
  Gunung Gading National Park
  Gunung Gading National Park, Sarawak Located near Lundu, Gunung Gading National Park is a beautiful expanse of mountainous rainforest only two hours’ drive from Kuching. Initially, the park is a close conservation zone for the spectacular Rafflesia. However, after extensive environmental impact studies, the National Parks Department decided that Gunung Gading is a treasure that should be shared with the public.
     
  Damai Beach
  Damai Beach, Sarawak This is Sarawak's main beach resort area. Pristine sandy beaches by the South China Sea are Damai's main draw. Sprawling over 90 acres of prime sea-front land, the beach resorts are framed by the lush tropical forest of the legendary and majestic Mount Santubong. All of the idyllic resorts offers an abundance of land and sea-sports activities for complete fun and relaxation.
     
  Fort Margherita
  Fort Margherita, Sarawak Completed in 1879, Fort Margherita commands a breathtaking and strategic position along the Sarawak River. The position of the fort had been carefully chosen defend the town from possible attack. Fort Margherita has been converted into a Police Museum and many of its old cannons, cannon balls, guns, pistols, swords and other vestiges of its artillery can still be seen.
     
  Kuching Waterfront
  Kuching Waterfront, Sarawak The Waterfront, now transformed into a landscaped esplanade, was an important place in the founding of Kuching. Its location on the Sarawak River was chosen not only for its strategic and commercial importance, but also for its enchanting natural beauty. The Waterfront has undergone several transformations since the 19th century - from a small settlement with a few atop buildings, to a busy port with warehouses and wharves, to the landscaped riverside walk it is today.
     
  Jong's Crocodile Farm
  Jong's Crocodile Farm, Sarawak If you want to know more about the notorious Sarawak’s man-eating crocodile, Bujang Senang, the visit to Jong's Crocodile Farm sure will pump up your adrenaline level. Located 30 kilometre from Kuching on the Kuching-Serian road, the farm has more than 1000 crocodiles bred in captivity.
     
  Sarawak Cultural Village
  Sarawak Cultural Village, Sarawak Tucked away on the foothills of legendary Mount Santubong, 35 km away from Kuching is Sarawak's fascinating cultural showcase, the award winning "Sarawak Cultural Village". This living museum depicts the heritage of the major racial groups in Sarawak and conveniently portrays the respective lifestyle amidst 14 acres of equatorial vegetation.
     
  Kelabit Highlands / Bario Valley
  Kelabit Highlands, Sarawak Bario in Kelabit Highlands lies at an elevation of 1000 metres, well above the steamy jungle covered coastal plain. The mountain surrounding this highland reaches up to over 2000 metres, which make for chilly evenings. The Kelabit people are among Borneo's best rice farmers, the fragrant 'highland rice' is much sought. It is customary to leave a contribution to the household or village, and it is also a good idea to bring gifts (i.e., food, tobacco, rice, salt, etc) to give the village headman/host when you first arrive.