A solo adventure I find gets rather lonely wherever you travel around the world.
However, when I ventured for an unforgettable holiday in Kuching Sarawak, loneliness never came into consideration.
While I missed my family immensely travelling in Sarawak City and wishing they were by my side while participating in Kuching activities.
I never had time to get caught up on what could have been.
The incredible city of East Malaysia grabbed my attention from the outset as if it were destiny to visit Kuching and tell the world how fulfilling a Kuching holiday is for the tourist.
From the bustling city centre to the picturesque National Parks, below is eight incredible reasons to have an unforgettable holiday in Kuching, Sarawak.
8 Incredible Reasons to Have an Unforgettable Holiday in Kuching – Sarawak
Kuching Travel hits the right points when seeking culture, food, attractions and a vibrant nightlife for all to enjoy.
The reasons to visit will add up and so will your memories long after you’ve accomplished all those things to do in Kuching.
Let’s get into it.
Wandering the streets of Kuching City
There is a steady stream of traffic while walking the city streets of Kuching, nothing too chaotic, if most times quite a pleasant walk.
I loved taking my time every day to check out the local markets or stop in at a Kuching café and making full use of the free WIFI while sipping a coffee.
In the evening you would stumble across a bar, either tucked away in the city streets or overlooking the Sarawak River. It didn’t matter which way it came about, as long as the beer was cold, and you could rest your feet for an hour two and enjoy local cuisine for dinner.
I felt privileged to stroll in a beautiful walking city of clear pathways and drop into various restaurants, busy marketplaces, street retail outlets and shopping malls with the lot.
An Adventure inside the picturesque National Parks of Sarawak
From the bustling city streets to the scenic National Parks.
It’s how it rolls during a Kuching tour when you have the best of both worlds in the Southeast Asian City.
While I didn’t get to the National Parks during my Kuching trip, how I would have loved a couple of more days, it wasn’t meant to be on this occasion, although I shall return.
However, Bako National Park is the best of the lot, and I loved my time checking the beautiful coastal views and enduring the stunning rainforest walks, not forgetting the longboat cruise in between with more gorgeous views.
I even discovered the great outdoors with a tour company called Backyard Tours, who took me on an adventure into the Borneo Rainforest and to a stunning well-hidden waterfall.
The wonderful outdoors is what makes Kuching tourism ever so accessible, and it’s another reason to step into the Sarawak State and find new adventures in the great outdoors.
The Waterfront Kuching is Irresistible
What is the best word to describe Waterfront Kuching? Irresistible comes to the forefront of the mind.
While solo travelling, I was often at the Waterfront in the late afternoon to the evenings of every day and embracing the atmosphere along the Sarawak River.
The electric atmosphere hits fever point when the sun begins to set with people flocking for a gentle stroll, a majestic river cruise to see the best Kuching sights and enjoy an ultimate riverside dinner.
It’s when the night sky hits when the best show in town takes centre stage with the Kuching Waterfront Musical Fountain. The Nightly laser light event takes place in front of the iconic Bangunan Dewan Undangan Negeri and delights the watching audience.
It’s only a few of the crazy events taking place at the Waterfront, enough justify ample reasons to visit Kuching Sarawak and soak in the vibrant nightlife.
The affordability of having a holiday in Kuching
It goes hand in hand for an adventure in Southeast Asia that holiday is usually affordable, and Kuching doesn’t let down when searching for a budget getaway in Asia.
The food is affordable, the hotel rates are low, shopping won’t break the bank account, and getting around the city limits with a taxi or GRAB is conveniently cheap.
Even when a day tour comes calling to places near Kuching to tourist attractions like the Sarawak Culture Village, the Orangutan Nature Reserve and the Bako and Kubah National Park, you’ll find the prices more than adequate.
Therefore, save those precious pennies, because a Kuching vacation doesn’t require you to be a big spender.
Visit exciting places in Kuching for a detailed history lesson
Give me a history lesson on any destination in the world, and I’m one happy traveller.
In Kuching, history is alive with extensive information at several attractions including The Sarawak State Museum, The Sarawak Culture Village and the Old Kuching Courthouse.
However, the essential information arrives with a boat trip across the river to Fort Margherita, and you discover the details of the Brooke family dynasty, the founders of Sarawak.
The food in Kuching Sarawak is merely delicious
Did anyone say food, mainly Malaysian food?
Wherever you dine in Kuching City, delicious food is a constant, whether it’s a rundown restaurant serving the tastiest local cuisine or an elegant restaurant offering fine dining.
The best place to dine in Kuching is Topspot, a busy food marketplace on the 6th floor which serves a great variety of seafood, a selection of meats and the freshest of vegetables for a side dish with your meal.
Naturally, the other excellent place to dine is the number of food stalls set up along the Sarawak River at the Waterfront. You order a meal, an ice-cold drink, and you soak in the atmosphere by the riverbanks and get lost in the vibrant atmosphere.
Although you’ll find many top places to dine in Kuching when you do a little research and narrow down the top choices.
The Kuching People are the friendliest you’ll meet
Personally, the final verdict on any destination I visit depends on the locals, for I believe they create the best vibe in any destination.
The people Kuching certainly are a friendly bunch, whether, you’re dining a restaurant for a meal or stumbling the streets, the locals are cheerful and always happy for a conversation.
I’ll never forget when I was wandering about, and one local stopped to give me a lift on the back of his motorbike, he didn’t want anything in return, it’s was all out of courtesy.
I’m not saying those great deeds will happen to you, but I explore you to reach out to the locals because they’re generally happy to have a chat and learn a little about you.
It’s a Cat Haven for the feline lovers
If you didn’t know about the fascinations with cats and Kuching before your trip, it wouldn’t take too long for you to realise the two go hand in hand.
In translation, Kuching means cat, and the city embraces the name with Cat statues in various locations, cat cafes, cats on souvenirs and many felines wandering the city streets.
However, it’s the Cat Museum which will capture your attention the most, a quirky museum that represents everything in the world of cats. Whether its cat species of the domestic variety to the mighty lion, cats which have featured in the entertainment industry and anything else you can think of which comes to the loveable feline.
It won’t be a Catastrophe to visit Kuching, far from it.
You’ll have the time of your life wandering the streets, visiting gorgeous national parks, exploring the best Kuching Tourist places and mingling with the locals.
Make sure your Malaysia holiday includes the Sarawak State, particularly the biggest city because you’ll have no regrets in the decision.