Kuching City Trip 2023

Kuching is the capital of Sarawak. It is the food gathering place in Kuching, and it is also the best place to explore history~ Kuching is a small and complete place, if you are like me, you can only stay in Kuching City If the center (Kuching Town) is two days and one night, it is better to follow this article to collect the history of Kuching and the food that Kuching should taste~

It was already afternoon when we arrived in Kuching, we first set off to the hotel to check in, put our luggage, and then start our Kuching history and food exploration tour~

Lau Ya Keng Foodcourt

We went to Yang Chuntai Tea Room to settle our late lunch~ Yang Chuntai Tea Room located on Carpenter Street is one of the must-visit tea rooms for tourists. Although the food here is not the best food in Kuching, it is the gathering place of popular food in Kuching, whether it is Kolo Noodles, Kway Teow, Sarawak Laksa, or Pork Satay, you can find it here~

It is worth mentioning that the pork satay here is tender on the outside and tender on the inside, and the taste of spices is very strong. The satay sauce here is different from the satay sauce often eaten in West Malaysia. It seems that the taste of lemongrass is missing, but more It smells unfamiliar to me, but it tastes really good, it’s worth a try~

The three-color milk tea here is also different. Most of the West Malaysia uses Gula Melaka, here is Gula Apong. Although it does not have the fragrance of Gula Melaka, it has its own unique taste~

Tip: Every meal time here is full of friends, if you want to avoid the crowd, you have to avoid a meal time

Lau Ya Keng Foodcourt

¤ Address: Lau Ya Keng Foodcourt, 19, Carpenter St, 93000 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

¤ GPS: 1.5585112,110.3369322 ( Google Maps )

¤ Opening hours: 7.00 am – 12.00 am (Daily)

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Kuching Temple of God

Opposite the tea room at Yangchun Terrace is the Kuching Temple of God. This temple is antique and the carvings and reliefs on it are very beautiful. The Temple of God, built in 1864, is one of the oldest temples in Kuching and one of the most important cultural relics in Sarawak. ~ Every year on the fourth day of the 12th lunar month is the day to celebrate the gods, and on this day, it will become the most lively place in Kuching~

Tips: You need to take off your shoes to visit here~

photo of Kuching Temple of God

¤ Address: Temple of God, 22, Carpenter St, 93000 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

¤ GPS: 1.5583373,110.3455575 ( Google Maps )

¤ Opening hours: 6.00 am – 6.00 pm (Daily)

¤ Phone No: +6082 – 242 457

Borneo Cultures Museum

Borneo Heritage Museum is the best starting point to explore the history and culture of Sarawak. It is the largest museum in Malaysia and the second largest museum in Southeast Asia. There are 5 floors here, including exhibition halls, children’s corridors, meeting rooms, VIP rooms, halls, souvenir shop, etc.~ This museum is different from traditional museums. Although there are still displays of historical relics and written materials, it has incorporated a lot of modern technology, adding an interesting interactive experience, and getting rid of the previous museums. dull impression~

Due to the limited time, we were a bit wondering about the flowers and did not read the introduction of each cultural relic in detail. Even so, we spent nearly an hour and a half here~ If you are interested in Sarawak culture and historical relics, it is recommended to go here and Stay 3-4 hours~

Tips: The museum has just opened to the public, and it is still free of tickets, but the period of free admission and the entry fee to be charged is to be determined by the relevant departments

photo Borneo of Cultures Museum
Sarawak is set to be in the international arts and culture headlines with the launch of the Borneo Cultures Museum in Kuching, a world-class repository of irreplaceable collections, as well as a center for both Sarawak and Borneo heritage. With a total of 6,726sq m of exhibition space, it will be the second largest museum in South East Asia and is expected to open its doors to visitors in the first quarter of 2022. – Borneo Cultures Museum

¤ Address: Borneo Cultures Museum, Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg, 93400 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

¤ GPS: 1.5554849,110.3423788 ( Google Maps )

¤ Opening hours: 9.00am – 4.45pm (Monday – Friday) | 9.30am – 4.30pm ( Saturday & Sunday)

¤ Phone No.: +6082 – 548 215

Balai Polis Sentral Kuching

Walking back to the hotel from the Borneo Heritage Museum, I passed this police station built in 1931 on the way. She has a British architectural style, which made me suddenly have an illusion as if I had traveled to Penang~ Our tour guide’s sister used to be there and Worked here for a while~

photo of Balai Polis Sentral Kuching

¤ Address: Balai Polis Sentral Kuching, Jalan Khoo Hun Yeang, 93000 Kuching Town, Sarawak, Malaysia

¤ GPS: 1.5582564,110.3436083 ( Google Maps )

¤ Opening hours: 24 hours (Daily)

Kai Joo Lane

Zinc Pian Street is one of the small alleys among the many old streets in the urban area of ​​Kuching. It is also known as “Kai Yu Alley” or “Sha Li Alley” because when the early shophouses were built, all the sand fences were used. The piece as a roof~ Now this street seems to have been forgotten, except for some scattered old shops and homestays, it seems to have been sleeping in the years~

¤ Address: Kai Joo Lane, 93000 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

¤ GPS: 1.5595472,110.3431027 ( Google Maps )

Indian Street

Walking on India Street, I have the illusion that I am on Petaling Street. The old shophouses on both sides and the dazzling variety of goods make me look familiar~

In the middle of India Street, there is an archway. Below the archway is a long and narrow alley. Walking along the alley, you will see a mosque~

¤ Address: Indian Street, 93000 Kuching Town, Sarawak, Malaysia

¤ GPS: 1.5592837,110.3416503 ( Google Maps )

¤ Opening hours: 7.00 am – 12.00 am (Daily)

Carpenter Street

Ada Street, also literally translated as “Carpenter’s Street”, is the most famous street in Kuching. There are many food and murals gathered here. Whether you want to taste food or take pictures, this place will meet your requirements~

Carpenter Street front

It is said that the reason why this place was named Ada Street is that the roofs of the shophouses here were covered with Ada leaves in the early days. That’s why it has the appearance of Yada Street today~

There is only one carpenter’s shop left here. It was not open when I went there that day. I don’t know if it is still open~

¤ Address: Carpenter St, 93000 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

¤ GPS: 1.5582428,110.3454228 ( Google Maps )

Black Bean Food Black Bean Coffee

Walking along Ada Street all the way to the end of the street, I accidentally found this coffee shop that is quite famous in the local area. The biggest feature here is that most of their coffee is brewed with coffee beans produced in Sarawak. I ordered a cup. Coffee latte, I don’t know if it’s because the flavor of Sarawak coffee beans is weaker than usual coffee beans, so this cup of coffee is not too heavy, the milk flavor is not too heavy, and it is not suitable for my taste~

¤ Address: Black Bean Coffee, No.87, Ewe Hai St, 93000 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

¤ GPS: 1.5576287,110.3475786 ( Google Maps )

¤ Opening hours: 9.00 am – 6.00 pm (Daily) | Closed on Sundays

¤ Phone No: +6082 – 751 276

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Hong San Si Temple

Going further down, at the end found another quaint temple, this temple was built by the Kuching Hokkien Association in 2004~ When we went, the iron bars outside were locked, so we only Just taking pictures outside, not sure if it is open to the public~

¤ Address: Hong San Si Temple, 5, Wayang St, 93000 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

Hong San Si Temple front view

¤ GPS: 1.5574428,110.3478296 ( Google Maps )

¤ Opening hours: 6.30 am – 6.00 pm (Daily)

¤ Phone No: +6082 – 242 748

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Lepau Restaurant

We settled for dinner on the first day at Lepau Restaurant. Their restaurant is a restaurant specializing in the traditional cuisine of Sarawak Ulu and Dayak. It is also the restaurant that won the “Best Innovative Ethnic Restaurant Award” issued by Tourism Malaysia~

We ordered Fish Umai, Cangkuk Manis, Fiona (Tepus) Prawns, Sambal Calamari, Terung Asam Fish, Midin, and Bamboo Chicken~

Fish Umai is the Sarawak version of sashimi, the fish is very tender, but the chili is very spicy; Cangkuk Manis is scrambled eggs with cabbage, tender leaves are served with tender eggs; Fiona (Tepus) Prawn is stir-fried dry shrimp Red ginger, prawns are very fresh and taste very different~

Sambal Calamari is fried sambal with squid, their sambal is very spicy, I can’t stand the spiciness at all; Terung Asam Fish is a soup cooked with sour eggplant and fish, sour and appetizing; Midin is not to be missed when you come to Sarawak One of their dishes, tender and crunchy; Bamboo Chicken is one of their traditional dishes, the cooking method is similar to bamboo rice~

Tips: Their menus do not have pictures, and some dishes are not common. It is recommended that you check the recommended dishes online before you go to eat~

¤ Address: Lepau Restaurant, 99, Jalan Ban Hock, Road, 93100 Kuching Town, Sarawak, Malaysia

¤ GPS: 1.5535094,110.3518225 ( Google Maps )

¤ Opening hours: 11.00am – 2.00pm, 6.00pm – 10.00pm (Mon-Sat ) | Closed on Sundays

¤ Website

¤ +6012 – 884 5383

Darul Hana Bridge

The Darul Hana Bridge spanning the Sarawak River is a new landmark in Kuching, with a total length of 335 m and a unique S-shaped design, known as the “S-shaped Golden Bridge” ~ Darul Hana literally Means “peace and friendliness”~ This bridge is the first and only pedestrian bridge in the urban area of ​​Sarawak River in Kuching. The bridge is decorated with colorful lights. Every night, the lights will keep changing colors. It is not only a favorite place for photography lovers but also one of the places where locals like to take a walk after dinner~

If you come here to check in at night, don’t miss the water light show here~ The water light show is every Monday to Thursday, 8.30 pm and 9.30 pm; Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, there are three at 8.30 pm, 9.30 pm, and 10.30 pm ~

¤ Address: Darul Hana Bridge, Jalan Gambir, 93000 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

Darul Hana Bridge at night

¤ GPS: 1.5609216,110.3451009 ( Google Maps )

¤ Opening hours: 6.00 am – 12.00 am (Daily)

Cat Statue

Although the origin of the name of Kuching has nothing to do with cats, there are many cat statues in the city of Kuching~ When you come to Kuching, if you don’t take pictures with the cat statues, it will be as if you have never been to Kuching~

Cat Statue at noon in the city

Imperial Riverbank Hotel

After shopping for a whole day, I can finally go back to the hotel to rest~ This time the hotel we chose is the Imperial Riverbank Hotel, which is located next to the Kuching Waterfront. Although the sparrow is small and complete, the room is not big, but it has everything it should have, except for their home In addition to providing basic toiletries, even a hairdryer and an iron are ready in the room~

The location of this hotel is very good, most of the attractions are within a 10-minute walk, it is very suitable for friends like us who like to walk around~

¤ Address: Imperial Riverbank Hotel, Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman, 93100 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

¤ GPS: 1.5581141,110.3511714 ( Google Maps )

¤ Phone No.: +6082 – 230 033

¤ Website

Mee Kwong Cafe

The next day, we got up early. We originally wanted to go to Chunyuan Tea Room to eat Sarawak Laksa, but they didn’t open the restaurant that day, so we went to Meijie Tea Room. This is a tea room that sells Fuzhou cuisine. There are many dishes. The name is the first time I see it, so I can only blind spot~

We ordered Kolo Kway Teow and Fried Noodles, and Kom Pia (it is said to be one of the must-eat snacks in Kuching), Kolo Kway Teow is not amazing, Fried Noodles is surprisingly delicious, I didn’t eat it The taste is a little sour, very appetizing~ Kom Pia is a bit like Ham Chim Peng with BBQ pork stuffing. The boss makes it to order. It is delicious just out of the oven. The stuffing is delicious~

¤ Address: Mee Kwong Cafe, Unnamed Road, 93100, Kuching Town, Sarawak, Sarawak, Malaysia

¤ GPS: 1.5537245,110.3535205 ( Google Maps )

Sin Ban Chong Cafe

After returning to the hotel to pack our luggage, we set off for the second breakfast at Xin Wan Cheong Tea Room~ It is said that this is the favorite breakfast tea room of the Sarawak Tourism Board~ Here you can find all kinds of Sarawakian delicacies, such as brother Lo Mein, Sarawak Laksa, Pork Knuckle Rice and more~

We ordered Hong Geluo Noodles and Hei Geluo Noodles (hidden menu), salty coffee, and tiger bites lion~ Hong Geluo noodles are mixed with barbecued pork sauce, bright red, sweet and sour, very appetizing; Hei Geluo The noodles are mixed with soy sauce. The taste is different from that of wonton noodles. You can try it~ The drink is slightly inferior, and the taste of tiger bite lion is not strong enough~

¤ Address: G No, 9, Lebuh Temple, 93100 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

¤ GPS: 1.5563713,110.3461177 ( Google Maps )

¤ Opening hours: 5.30 am – 2.00 pm (Daily)

¤ Phone No.: +6017 – 805 9992

Boyan-Gersik Jetty

After we are full, we set off to the pier (Boyan-Gersik Jetty) to take a boat to the other side~ One trip is RM1 per person. The scenery on both sides of the Sarawak River is very beautiful, and it is quite good to enjoy the scenery on both sides of the river by boat~

It should be noted that, according to the tour guide, there are crocodiles here. Although there is no crocodile attacking the boat at present, be careful not to stretch your hand out~

¤ Address: Boyan-Gersik Jetty, Kuching Riverside, 93000 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

¤ GPS: 1.5563659,110.3483064 ( Google Maps )

Water Cascade

After disembarking on the other side, we walked up the ladder. In the center of the stairs is a flowing pool. The top of the flowing pool is the famous symbol of Sarawak – the sculpture of the hornbill~ There will be a small pavilion every few floors on both sides of the stairs. The Sarawak Parliament Building (Dewan Undangan Negeri Sarawak, also known as DUN), one of the iconic buildings in Kuching, can be viewed from a different angle. No matter from which angle, it is very majestic~

¤ Address: Water Cascade, Fort Margherita, Park, 93100 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

¤ GPS: 1.5605848,110.347483 ( Google Maps )

I strongly recommend you to come here. The most attractive thing here is not the historical relics exhibited in the monuments, but the historical traces of the monuments themselves~ The exhibition hall inside displays the bits and pieces of the James Brooke family and Sarawak, if you are interested You can enjoy it here~ I am not very interested in these exhibits, but have a strong interest in the monuments themselves~

It used to be a fort, so here you can see the unique windows for soldiers to shoot guns; it used to be a prison, so you can still see the prison, and tourists can even experience what it’s like to be locked up in a prison; executions have been carried out here, so you can also see the hanging platform that handles the death penalty~

All of these are historical stories that escape from words and photos, and historical traces that can be truly felt and touched. I think these are stronger than the senses brought by words and pictures~

The Brooke Gallery at Fort Margherita

¤ Address: Fort Margherita, Petra Jaya, 93050 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

¤ GPS: 1.5604266,110.3478535 ( Google Maps )

¤ Opening hours: 9.00 am – 4.45 pm (Daily)

¤ Phone No.: +6016 – 310 1880

¤ Website

Kek Lapis Dayang Salhah

When you come to Sarawak, how can you miss Sarawak Layer Cake aka Kek Lapis? In addition to being a must-buy souvenir for tourists, Sarawak Layer Cake is also one of the must-eat pastries for locals during the festival~ A variety of colors and layer-by-layer arrangement is a unique charm. Today’s Sarawak Mille crepe has a variety of flavors~

In Kek Lapis Dayang Salhah, apart from a variety of innovative and traditional flavors of Sarawak Lasagna, if you buy a certain amount, they will also pack your Sarawak Lapis so that you can have a Sarawak Thousand Bring home the layer cake intact~ If you have difficulty choosing like me, it doesn’t matter, there are various flavors to try, and you will always find the flavor you like~

¤ Address: Kek Lapis Dayang Salhah, Petra Jaya, 40, Jalan Gersik, Kampung Gersik, 93050 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

¤ GPS: 1.5605188,110.3518945 ( Google Maps )

¤ Opening hours: 9.00 am – 11.00 pm (Daily)

¤ Phone No .: +6082 – 445 040

¤ Website

Song Kheng Hai Hawker Centre

The purpose of coming here is to challenge a polarizing food. This food has the same characteristics as durian. People who love it love it, and those who don’t love it keep it away~ It is Belacan Bee Hoon, the name listens It seems to be no different from our common fried rice noodles, but when the finished product was served, I was completely dumbfounded~

This plate of rice noodles looks like soup rice noodles. The condiments are blanched squid, sprouts, shredded cucumbers, and preserved eggs. It is also topped with a tablespoon of Bala Fried~ After taking a sip of the soup, the salty smell of seawater almost didn’t send me away, it was as if I accidentally drank seawater while swimming in the sea; I mixed the balsamic, rice noodles and soup evenly, I gathered up the courage to taste it again, that balsamic The taste of the frying pan makes me believe that I can’t appreciate this food~

In the past, I always thought that the balsam was very fragrant and delicious. I think it was all due to the sambal. Without the sambal, there seems to be only a fishy smell left. ,, ԾㅂԾ,

¤ Address: Song Kheng Hai Hawker Centre, Jalan Song Kheng Hai, 93100 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

¤ GPS: 1.5549079,110.3552661 ( Google Maps )

¤ Opening hours: 11.30 am – 5.00 pm (Daily)

¤ Phone No.: +6014 – 684 0916

Ah Yeo Ice Kacang Jubilee Ground Shaved Ice Desserts

Have you tried Tao Kak Pai (Bad Head Shell), Sui Kim Kim (Crystal Crystal), Man Man Lai, Metahon, Pontianak, or Ben 10?

In order to stand out among the many competitors, the proprietress gave each ice product a creative name; some names are literally, it is easy to guess what kind of ice product it is, and some people are confused. Yes, some have heartwarming little stories~

Especially the ice cream called “Man Man Lai”, according to the proprietress, there is a girl who asks the proprietress to prepare specific ingredients for her every time she comes here. Over time, the girl told the proprietress that it is better to use the ingredients. Bingpin is named after her – “Man”, so it has such a unique name~

In addition to tasting the unique ice products here, you might as well chat with the enthusiastic proprietress, maybe she will tell you the stories behind other names~

ice cream

¤ Address: 40, Jalan Tan Sri Datuk William Tan, 93450 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

¤ GPS: 1.5498379,110.3607267 ( Google Maps )

¤ Opening hours: 11.00 am – 4.30 pm (Tues – Sat) | Closed on Sundays and Mondays

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