Sarawak, land of the Hornbill, is located in north-west of Borneo islands, the 3rd largest island in the world. Sarawak borders Kalimantan, Indonesia and Brunei, the oil rich state. Its land area is 124,450 km² Sarawak also contains large tracts of tropical rain forest home to an abundance of plant and animal species. The total population in Sarawak is over 2 million people.
Kuching, with the highest population in Sarawak is the 4th largest city in Malaysia. Kuching, the capital city of Sarawak is one of the cleanest cities in the world and has received several awards like Healthy Cities Award in 2002, Good Practice of Healthy Cities and Alliance for Healthy City in 2006, ASEAN Environmentally Sustainable Cities and Award and National Sustainable City Award in June 2008. Kuching city is managed by North City Council and South City Council.
Kuching in Malay word means “cat”. It is fondly known as the Cat City. Kuching city exudes a colonial charm and yet at the same time, it is one of the most vibrant cities in the region.Kuching city is one of the most sought after destinations in Malaysia, with several museums attractions, parks, cultural events and colorful festivals. The major attractions of Kuching include the Main Bazaar, the Tua Pek Kong Temple, Chinatown, Square Tower, Charles Brooke Memorial, Clock Tower, Fort Margherita, Astana and Colonial Law Court. Several of these structures were constructed by the White Rajahs in the 19th century.
Kuching city is an excellent place to explore especially for a relaxing weekend gateway as there are many affordable and best Kuching hotels easily available around the city.