Planning Your Kuching Trip

Planning a visit to Kuching is relatively easy, at least until it comes to deciding what to see and do. The infrastructure for travel and tourism is quite good, with a nice selection of choices.

First off, getting there is quite easy, with domestic flights from several other cities in Malaysia as well as some neighboring countries. There are also lots of choices for places to stay in the center city, with some rather posh places available for under US$100 a night.

Getting around Kuching is also easy. If you take my recommendations for where to stay, you can easily walk to most of the sights, with an occasional boat trip across the river. You can see most of the main sights of the city in a relaxed two days. Of course, a trip to Kuching probably wouldn't be complete without an excursion to one of the tribal villages or national parks, several of which are within a hour or two of the city center.

You won't go hungry in Kuching. There are lots of restaurants to choose from, serving the delicious local cuisine as well as several international options. The city is also know as the best place to shop for local handicrafts.

When planning your trip, be sure to leave some time to relax and take it easy. Kuching is a very friendly and laid back city, where you can slow down and let the world flow by.