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Welcome to Sarawak’s capital city – where leisure experiences and personal enrichment go hand-in-hand in a neo-traditional setting. Walk along the Heritage Trail to discover how the Brooke era influenced Sarawak’s present-day and take a sampan (river taxi) to cross the river for a tour of Kuching’s famous kek lapis factories. Book a trip to Siniawan village where the eating and drinking magic happens. Go for a leisurely hike in the tropical jungles and discover gushing waterfalls and the famed ‘Blue Pool’ of Santubong. Get up close and personal with Orang Utans at Semenggoh Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre. Divers can book an exploration trip led by professional divers to the Katori Maru shipwreck and other sunken Japanese battleships. One popular annual event is the Rainforest World Music Festival – where at least 15,000 festival-goers from around the world gather in a month-long camaraderie of eating, drinking and dancing that makes you fall in love with life again.
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International Airports: 1
Currency: Malaysian Ringgit (MYR)
Number of Hotel Rooms: 5,771
Most nationalities do not require visas for short social or business visits to Malaysia. Passports are usually stamped for three (3) months. Visitors must be in possession of a valid passport or travel document with a minimum validity of six (6) months beyond the period of stay.
Nationals from countries that require a visa can apply through the nearest Malaysian embassy by submitting the following documentation:
Visa applications must be made at any Malaysian Representative Office.
Applications can also be made online through the I-Visa System (Applicable for visitors from People’s Republic of China, India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Bhutan, Serbia and Montenegro only).
Apply for a visa here.
The information above serves as a guide and is subject to change. For clarification, please visit https://www.imi.gov.my/portal2017/index.php/en/ for full information on visas and visa processes.
The 40,000 square-metre state-of-the-art, interactive museum has dedicated function rooms and an auditorium hall on Level 1 plus exhibition halls on Levels 2 – 5 with a floor span of 6,000 sq. metres. The museum incorporates disabled-friendly features both inside and out such as tactile ground paving and maps for the visually impaired.
This open space mini-amphitheatre has a seating capacity for approximately 200 persons. The amphitheatre is regularly used for cultural performances, talent shows, product launchings, singing competitions, colouring contests and many more activities.
Experience the life of Sarawak’s most famous historical figure – James Brooke in this colonial-style Rajah and Ranee party. Host a classic British dinner party at any of the Brooke-period buildings accompanied by live music under purple sunsets and lush sceneries.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site and BBC’s Planet Earth feature, Mount Mulu National Park is home to the largest cave passage and underground chambers on Earth. Explore the spectacular biodiversity during the day and witness the extraordinary bat exodus during the late evenings. Take a direct flight to Mulu from Kuching International Airport or Miri International Airport. Settle at the luxurious Mulu Marriott Resort & Spa or the budget-friendly park bungalows.
An annual celebration of Sarawak’s tribal history, the Sarawak River brims with longboats, traditional war boats, water taxis, dragon boats, modern kayaks and rowboats to race each other in the name of unity and fun. This is the perfect trip to unwind and relax without being far from the city.
From the hilarious Netflix cooking contest, we bring the least serious of all cooking shows to Sarawak in this fun-filled itinerary. Crack the culinary secrets of authentic Sarawakian food from local chefs and shop for ingredients at rustic markets so you can whip up your very own manuk pansuh (bamboo chicken) and other ethnic dishes from Sarawak’s tribes. Suitable for kitchen newbies and home chefs.
An hour’s drive from Kuching City, Borneo Highlands Resort is 1,000m above sea level and its climate is unlike any in Kuching. The temperature can go as low as 17 degrees Celsius and the view is breath-taking. The resort is also home to a 72-par, 6,247-metre golf course which is the only golf course in the world surrounded by jungle and atop a mountain plateau.
The world famous Rainforest World Music Festival is an annual show of weekend shenanigans that happens typically every July at Sarawak Cultural Village. Your wristband will get you into a variety of exciting daytime workshops while the night is filled with upbeat music from local and international artists. An after party is just across the venue for those waiting to see the sunrise. Transportation to and from the venue is readily available during this period or opt for nearby accommodation.
This majestic outdoor jazz festival attracts thousands from around the world to enjoy a weekend of soulful jazz by local and international acts. The festival has an art and heritage bazaar where you can purchase Sarawakian accessories, souvenirs and other products in aid of local charities. Accommodations from major 5-star hotels to budget stays are all within walking distance of the festival.
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Sarawak’s unforgettable adventures, inspiring cultures and undeniably good food will elevate and reward your greatest asset – your corporate warriors.