||Kuala Lumpur / Kuching
Meet upon arrival in Kuching International Airport and proceed for half day Kuching City Tour, visiting places of interest such as Colonial Court House, Astana (palace), Clock Tower, Charles Brooke Monument, Sarawak Museum, Cat Museum, City Mosque, Kuching Waterfront, Chinese Temple, City Tower and the finale being a photo taking session in front of the Giant Cat Monument. After tour, transfer to hotel for check in. Free at own leisure or buy optional tours.
Sarawak Cultural Village
Tucked away on the foothills of legendary Mount Santubong, 35 km from Kuching is Sarawak's fascinating cultural showcase, the award winning "Sarawak Cultural Village" which is also the venue for the Rainforest World Music Festival, an internationally renowned festival.
This living museum depicts the heritage of the major racial groups in Sarawak and conveniently portrays their respective lifestyle amidst 14 acres of tropical vegetation.
Here, it is possible to see Sarawak's ethnic diversity at a glance. The handicraft is both bewildering and tempting, including the Kain Songket (Malay cloth with gold inlay), Pua Kumbu (Iban housewives textiles), Melanau Terendak (sunhat), Bidayuh tambok (basket), Iban parang (swords), Orang Ulu wood carving and Chinese ceramics.
Semenggoh Orang Utan Rehabilitation
An endangered species and Southeast Asia’s lone great ape genus, the orang-utan is typically a bashful creature; yet when you visit Semmengoh, you can hear their raucous shouting throughout the park as they search for their mates and establish territories. Additionally, while these tailless apes spend most of their time foraging for food in the shelter of trees, some come out of hiding during the park’s regular feeding times, creating your best chance to catch a glimpse. On this tour you will get the rare opportunity to observe these primates and their behaviour, emotions and interactions; it’s a great photo and video opportunity.
Kuching's pottery industry can be traced back to the mid-19th Century when immigrant Chinese artisans arrived in Sarawak and set up commercial operations to cater for the local market. Prior to this, local Sarawakians produced a limited volume of pots using clay from Tanah Puteh, a clay bed located next to the Sarawak River that flows through Kuching. The tiny cottage industry produced a limited volume of pit-fired pots for domestic use.
||Kuching / Kuala Lumpur
- Transfer to airport
or Extension Stay is available to add on