- Complete guided visit of Kuching with insights from a local
- Learn about Kuching history and its people
- Visit Sarawak museum and learn more about Sarawak history and its tribes
- Private vehicle with local guide
- Entrance fees & permits
- Any amount of people can join.
Since 1838, Kuching had as its governor the famous “white rajah” James Brooke, who set up a dynasty of “white kings” (as they were called locally) in the Sarawak region of Borneo. The British rule lasted until Malaysia independence, after the two states of Borneo joined the Malaysian Federation. Since then, Kuching has not lost its multi ethnic and diverse character, and most of the buildings and the road planning left by the British are still there.
The city of Kuching lies on the bank of Sarawak river, and it was an important dock for the goods coming from India or China. Today the traces left by these trades are still visible in the historical buildings of the city center, where palaces from the Brooke period are, together with churches, buddhist and taoist temples and architectural elements from different cultures merging together in a melting-pot unique in Asia. The highlight of this day excursion is the visit to the Sarawak State Museum, a cultural and historical travel through the different ethnic groups living in Borneo, such as the infamous head-hunters Iban or the Orang Ulu, known as “the long-eared women”.
The private tour takes half a day and includes a local person from Kuching introducing you to his or her city. It’s a by car excursion on your own private vehicle – but we recommend to have with you water, sunscreen and an umbrella (or raincoat) in case of rain, nevertheless. Tour can be scheduled for the morning or the afternoon, as per your preference.