Sarawak is a unique destination for travellers because it is a place where just being here to soak up the beauty and atmosphere is enough reason to visit. But for those who want to actively experience nature's intrigue, fascinating cultures and jungle adventures, then it is all close at hand.
From jungle trekking, scuba diving, and golf, to visiting the hidden longhouses of Borneo's famous 'head-hunter' Iban tribes, or getting close to wild orang-utans, there is something in Sarawak to appeal to everyone.
While the names Borneo and Sarawak conjure images of far off exotic lands, Sarawak is surprisingly accessible. Just a one-hour flight from Singapore, or 1 hour 45 minutes from Kuala Lumpur, there are flights almost every hour linking Kuching to its better-known neighbors.
You can also enter Sarawak from flights via its two Eastern neighbors Brunei and Kota Kinabalu (the capital of Sabah, the other East Malaysian State in Borneo).
Kuching, the state capital of Sarawak, was formerly known as the land of the White Rajah, Sir James Brooke or the land of the headhunters. A beautifully landscaped city, Kuching is the melting pot of Sarawak's diverse ethnic groups, with the blend of old history charms and modern day amenities. Graced by the old colonial buildings, magnificent temples and mosques, Kuching serves as a perfectly relaxed holiday.
Local Area Information
Kuching, alone resides a population of 40,000 people. Sarawak, its state, is located on the north western shore of Borneo island and is the largest state of the Federation of Malaysia with an area of 124,450 square km. It has population of 1.83 million from more than 26 different ethnic groups, including Ian, Chinese, Malays, Bidayuh and others.