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Kuching

Kuching is the capital of the Malaysian state of Sarawak, located on the northwest coast of the island of Borneo. It is the largest city in the state and the fourth largest in the country. Kuching is a vibrant city that is known for its rich cultural heritage and its diverse range of attractions.

The city is situated on the Sarawak River, which divides the town in two. The old town, known as the 'White Rajah' district, is home to many of the city's historical landmarks, including the Astana Palace, the Sarawak Museum, and the Tua Pek Kong temple. The new town is home to a variety of modern shopping malls, restaurants, and entertainment venues.

Kuching is also known for its picturesque waterfront, which is lined with a variety of shops, restaurants, and cafes. The waterfront also features a number of traditional boats, which are used by local fishermen.

Kuching has a long and rich history. It was first settled by the Malays in the 16th century and was later occupied by the British in 1841. The city was the capital of the White Rajah dynasty, which ruled Sarawak until 1941. During World War II, Kuching was occupied by the Japanese, and in 1945, the British regained control of the city.

Kuching is a great destination for tourists and locals alike. The city has a wide range of attractions, from historical monuments to modern shopping malls. It is also home to a variety of cultural events and festivals, such as the Rainforest World Music Festival and the Kuching Festival.

Kuching is a great place to explore and experience the unique culture of Malaysia. With its rich history, vibrant culture, and beautiful scenery, Kuching is a must-visit destination for anyone looking to experience the best of Malaysia.

Excursion tips for a day in Kuching

Kuching, the capital of Sarawak, is a bustling city full of attractions and activities for tourists. Here are some of the top things to do in Kuching on a day trip:

1. Visit the Sarawak Museum: Located in the heart of Kuching, the Sarawak Museum is one of the oldest museums in Malaysia. It houses an impressive collection of artifacts and displays of the history and culture of Sarawak.

2. Explore the Old Kuching Waterfront: Take a stroll along the waterfront and admire the stunning views of the Sarawak River. The waterfront is lined with old colonial buildings and traditional Chinese shop houses.

3. Take a River Cruise: Take a leisurely cruise down the Sarawak River and enjoy the sights of the city from the water.

4. Visit the Cat Museum: Pay a visit to the world's first Cat Museum and learn about the history and folklore of cats in Sarawak.

5. Shop at the Kuching Central Market: Explore the vibrant and bustling Central Market and pick up some souvenirs and local products.

6. Visit the Astana Palace: Take a tour of the Astana Palace, the former residence of the White Rajahs of Sarawak.

7. Explore the Fort Margherita: Visit the 19th century Fort Margherita, a historic fort overlooking the Sarawak River.

8. Visit the Sarawak Cultural Village: Learn about the cultural heritage of Sarawak at the Sarawak Cultural Village.

9. See the Tua Pek Kong Temple: Pay a visit to the oldest Chinese temple in Kuching and admire its intricate architecture.

10. Take a Jungle Trek: Explore the nearby jungle and spot some of the local wildlife.

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The climate in Kuching

Kuching, Malaysia has a tropical climate with an average temperature of 26°C. The wet season usually runs from November to February and brings heavy rains. The dry season is from March to October and is characterized by hot and humid days with occasional thunderstorms. Summer is typically hot and humid, while winter is slightly cooler and less humid. The temperature rarely drops below 20°C, making the climate ideal for outdoor activities throughout the year.

Cruise weather for Kuching

Our weather forecast for Kuching helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 31.8 °C
min: 23.5 °C
4.3 m/s
9.4 m/s
86.1 %
22.1 m
88.8 %
1,009 hPa
06:39:13
18:50:56
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 32.9 °C
min: 23.1 °C
5.0 m/s
9.0 m/s
84.0 %
18.0 m
91.2 %
1,010 hPa
06:39:18
18:50:58
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 32.6 °C
min: 23 °C
5.8 m/s
9.7 m/s
94.5 %
22.0 m
87.0 %
1,010 hPa
06:39:22
18:50:58
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 33.0 °C
min: 23.9 °C
5.4 m/s
9.0 m/s
95.3 %
22.7 m
85.5 %
1,010 hPa
06:39:25
18:50:58
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 31.0 °C
min: 22.8 °C
4.3 m/s
7.2 m/s
98.7 %
23.6 m
88.6 %
1,009 hPa
06:39:28
18:50:58
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 33.8 °C
min: 23.8 °C
3.6 m/s
11.5 m/s
90.1 %
23.2 m
81.1 %
1,007 hPa
06:39:31
18:50:56
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 35.6 °C
min: 22.7 °C
5.4 m/s
13.3 m/s
61.7 %
23.6 m
80.3 %
1,007 hPa
06:39:33
18:50:54
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 33.4 °C
min: 22.8 °C
5.4 m/s
10.4 m/s
70.8 %
23.1 m
84.3 %
1,008 hPa
06:39:34
18:50:52
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 28.7 °C
min: 22.2 °C
7.2 m/s
28.8 m/s
95.8 %
19.5 m
92.3 %
1,009 hPa
06:39:35
18:50:49
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 30.2 °C
min: 22 °C
4.3 m/s
8.3 m/s
99.2 %
24.1 m
86.0 %
1,009 hPa
06:39:35
18:50:45
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 34.2 °C
min: 22.2 °C
3.8 m/s
11.5 m/s
99.6 %
23.6 m
77.8 %
1,008 hPa
06:39:34
18:50:40
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 31.4 °C
min: 22.9 °C
5.8 m/s
12.2 m/s
100.0 %
24.1 m
77.8 %
1,007 hPa
06:39:33
18:50:35
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 30.0 °C
min: 23.9 °C
5.0 m/s
8.3 m/s
96.5 %
23.9 m
76.4 %
1,008 hPa
06:39:32
18:50:30
Aug. 2nd 2024 Aug. 2nd 2024 max: 34.9 °C
min: 23.3 °C
9.0 m/s
14.0 m/s
71.9 %
24.1 m
68.6 %
1,008 hPa
06:39:30
18:50:23

Cruises to Kuching

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Scheduled ship calls in Kuching, Malaysia
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