discover kuching, sarawak
Sarawak, the Land of the Hornbills, is the largest state in Malaysia. Strategically located in the island of Borneo, the destination is proud of its international business reputation surrounded by beautiful natural surroundings.
Sarawak is home to 27 ethnic groups, speaking 45 languages and dialects, and each with their own stories, colourful cultures, traditions, and beliefs that makes Sarawak a cultural extravaganza just waiting to be explored.
On land, visitors have a plethora of adventures to choose from – from jungle trekking, adventure caving, to mountain climbing, rock climbing and jungle expeditions. In water, visitors can choose from river activities, diving, watersports, fishing, jet skiing and yachting.
The hornbill, proboscis monkey and the orangutan are some of the most awe-inducing fauna in Sarawak. Its rainforests house the world’s richest and most diverse ecosystems. Home to the world’s largest flower, the Rafflesia, deer the size of cats, plants that eat insects (and small animals).
From the delectable “manok pansuh” which is chicken cooked in bamboo, to the savoury “Sarawak laksa,” to the delicious “kolo mee,” to the herby broth known as “kueh chap” and the rich “manok kacangma” made from motherwort and rice wine, Sarawak’s very long list of unique culinary offerings is unparalleled.
Sarawak is home for the most unique festivals in Malaysia throughout the year. The celebration is literally endless, from Gawai harvest festivals of thanksgiving, to the Rainforest World Music festival, Sarawak Regatta, Kuching Waterfront Jazz Festival, Sarawak offers a plethora of festivals for tourists to participate in.
Source: Sarawak, More to Discover (www.sarawaktourism.com)