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Kuching, the word for "cat" in Malay, is the capital of Sarawak, Land of the Hornbills. It boasts to be one of Asia's finest museums with a treasure of cultural artifacts, adventures to thrill and fine beaches. Kuching is also the destination to visit if one must meet the descendants of the headhunters. This is a comprehensive tour where you can see all the places of attraction around this historical city. The highlights of this tour include: the gigantic Cat Statue, the mascot of the city, Tua Pek Kong Temple built in 1876, the imposing Fort Margherita built in 1879, a stop at the cat museum and Sarawak Museum, acknowledged as one of the finest in the world. Then pass by Malay village and mosque, the old gambier spice street with their open-air market, Kuching waterfront. Complete the journey by viewing the Astana, the former resident of the White Rajah and visiting the Weekend Market.
Visit land dayak longhouse tour, go on a two-hour-drive through the lush and beautiful countryside, rubber trees and paddy fields. Here, nestled in the edge of Sarawak's forest, lies the Bidayuh Longhouse where many families of a tribe live together sharing a long outer communal room and open verandah. Meet the usually barefooted men and shy women who are always busy with their daily shores. Daily activities involve collecting jungle product and hill rice farming. Visit a pepper garden where the pepper vines curl around a wooden post to form a gigantic cone-shaped plant.Take a ride on Sarawak Cruise. This two-hour cruise takes you along the most picturesque riverine city of Kuching with its many beautiful landmarks. Main attractions are the Malay houses built on stilts by the river bank, surround by densely grown nipah palms, fishing villages, and vegetable markets. Shipyards and sawmills along the rive banks provide a hive of activities. Enjoy a full view of Astana, the former residence of the White Rajah, now the Governor's Residence and also the Fort Margherita (Police Museum). View the Satok Suspension Bridge before returning to the hotel. Want to know more about Kuching?

Click here! wikitravel.org/en/Kuching | www.sarawaktourism.com
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