CITY TOUR OF KUCHING
The City of Kuching, the capital of Sarawak, has a very interesting history which dates back to 1827. Under the administration of the Bruneian Empire. It was ceded to the Brooke family in 1841, for helping the Bruneian empire in crushing a rebellion.
During World War II, Kuching was occupied by Japanese forces from 1942 to 1945. When the war ended, the town survived intact. However, in 1946 the last Rajah of Sarawak, Sir Charles Vyner Brooke ceded Sarawak to Britain as a British Crown Colony. Kuching remained the capital during the Crown Colony period and during the formation of Malaysia in 1963, Kuching retained its status as the state capital of Sarawak and was granted city status in 1988.
Although undergoing various development the city today still maintains its charm with the numerous historical buildings & several museums showcasing its culture and history. The Sarawak State Museum, is one of the finest museums in Asia and exhibits collections of the indigenous races in Sarawak and ethnographic collections of Borneo.
Today, Kuching is considered one of the most vibrant cities in the region and it is the largest city on the island of Borneo and the fourth largest city in Malaysia. The unique mix of peoples from various races, tribes and faith live together in perfect harmony. The city itself is a mix of old colonial buildings dating back to the Brooke era to modern architecture. Many visitors claim that it has a delightful charm which can only found in the state of Sarawak.
Duration: 3 Hours
Note: This tour may be combined with our Authentic River Cruise