Sarawak Tourism

Sarawak is the largest state in Malaysia, which is also known as “Land of the Hornbills”. Located on the northwestern shore of the island of Borneo, Sarawak is a unique tourist destination that appeals to those seeking culture, nature and adventure tourism. Sarawak is a multicultural state with more than 40 ethnic groups, each with its own distinct language, culture and lifestyle besides Malay, Chinese and Indian. Other major ethic groups include Iban, Bidayuh, Melanau, Kedayan, Javanese, Bugis and Murut.

Most parts of Sarawak are coastal and mountainous, with a large range of expansive rainforests and raging rivers. Close to the Equator, and with a high rainfall year-round, Sarawak is the home to an abundance of plants and animal species, includes the world’s largest flower Rafflesia. Some of the famous national parks include Gunung Mulu, Niah Caves and Bako.

The capital of Sarawak is Kuching. Kuching literally means “cat” in Malay language and hence it gained the nickname of Cat City. Major cities and towns include Miri, Sibu and Bintulu. These places can be accessed by bus service. Please check our routes and schedule.

    Where to go...
  • Semenggoh Orangutan Wildlife Centre
    Semenggoh Orangutan Wildlife Centre which was established in 1975, is the biggest Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre in Sarawak. It is not a zoo, but a sanctuary for the injured and orphaned orangutans before they are safe to be released back into the wild. A good opportunity to get close to the orangutans in a secure natural habitat!
  • Gunung Mulu National Park
    Gunung Mulu National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that situated 100km east-southeast of the town of Miri. The Park has a number of world record-breaking caves such as the Sarawak Chamber – largest cave chamber in the world, Deer Cave – largest cave passage and the Clearwater Cave – longest cave in Southeast Asia. This place is certainly for the more adventurous.
  • Sarawak Cultural Village
    Sarawak Cultural Village is an award-winning living museum, located at the foot of the legendary Mount Santubong. It is set up to showcase the cultures and lifestyles of people in Sarawak. In the cultural village, you will expect to see authentic replicas of ethnic houses: the Bidayuh centre house and longhouse, the Than longhouse, the Penan hut, the Orang Ulu longhouse, the Melanau Rumah Tinggi, the Malay house and the Chinese farmhouse.
  • Sarawak River Cruise
    Sarawak River Cruise is an excellent way to discover Sarawak. This two-hour cruise provides a 360º panoramic view of the picturisque riverine life of Kuching City, with more than 25 historical landmarks to see, including Astana, Brooke Dockyard, Kuching State Mosque, Old Court House and many more.
  • What to eat...
  • Sarawak Laksa
    Sarawak Laksa is a dish of rice vermicelli (bee hoon, cooked in a shrimp-based broth, added with coconut milk. Topped with large shrimps, tender shredded chicken, omelette and bean sprouts, Sarawak Laksa is best taken while it is hot with a squeeze of lime and sambal. 
  • Kolomee
    Kolomee is a favourite local dish consumed by the locals throughout the day – breakfast, lunch even for supper! Springy egg noodles, blanched in hot water and dry-tossed, normally served with minced pork, char siew(barbecued pork) and spring onions.
  • Midin
    Midin is very popular in Sarawak, which is a must try for anyone who comes to Sarawak. It is actually a type of wild fern, particularly grows on the island of Borneo. There are various ways to cook midin, usually cooked with belacan, garlic or wine by the locals.
  • Sarawak Layered Cake
    Sarawak Layered Cake, locally known as “Kek Lapis Sarawak” is a cake with vibrant colour in unique patterns or motifs, made traditionally by the Malay people of Sarawak with high patient and concentration. These cakes also make great gifts or souvenirs to family and friends.
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