Kuching City Tour – 3 hours
If you’re looking for a snapshot of this delightful city, our Kuching City Tour, designed to show you a selection of the most important and interesting places in the city, will take around 3 hours. Highlights include the colonial Kuching precinct; the waterfront heritage Chinese godown shop houses and temples that give a sense of the White Rajah era; the Malay kampung settlement around the Old State Mosque beside the original Brooke dockyard; and bustling Little India, established when the Indian coolies arrived in the early C19th to work on the docks.
You will learn about the history of the White Rajah era and can view the Brooke legacy in the Astana (palace), Fort Margherita (built as a defence against pirates), the Square Tower (once a gaol and later a dance hall), the Old Court House complex, and the Brooke Memorial.
The tour also includes a visit to the Urang Sarawak Gallery and to either Sarawak’s oldest Chinese temple Tua Pek Kong (pre-1839) believed to have been built by Chinese migrants from Kalimantan OR to the Old State Mosque rebuilt in 1968 from the original wooden mosque built in 1847.
The Kuching City tours do not have a set start time, as we cater to your convenience.
Both tours include an English-speaking representative, drinking water and return transport from your hotel.
The tour begins with a pick-up at your hotel, and will do a circuit around the city. There are stops at the waterfront near the Square Tower, at the Darul Hana Bridge, and at your choice of either the Tua Pek Kong temple OR the Old State Mosque and the Indian Muslim Mosque.
Duration: 3 hours
If you are travelling in your own group or with your family, we can design a tour to cater to your special requests. A stop at a local coffee shop for a bowl of traditional Sarawak Laksa or Kolo Mee can be included (at your own expense). Shopping at the Main Bazaar and at a local product centre can also be included if time permits.
Duration : 3 to 4 hours