Kuching – A Cultural Melting Pot: group discovery

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day tour

Tour Level: Relaxed / Easy

Tour Comfort: Standard

Tour Period: Afternoon / Morning

tour highlights

  • Visit a wide variety of cultural attractions
  • Learn about the Malay, Indian, and Chinese influences that make Kuching what it is today
  • Get the chance to purchase spices and handicrafts
  • Visit some of the greatest buildings in the city

tour details

Kuching has been a melting pot for hundreds of years, home to a wide variety of east Asian and Indian cultures. On this tour, you’ll learn about the many different peoples that combine to make Kuching a truly special place. See all the different facets of the many cultures combined in Kuching, including Malay, Indian and Chinese culture. Visit Gambier spice streets, India street, Urang Sarawak Gallery, a Malay Village, a Muslim mosque, the oldest Chinese temple in Sarawak, Kuching South City Hall, the Civic Centre with a Chinese graveyard and Kuching Waterfront with a view of the Astana, the former “White Rajah Palace”. At each stop, you’ll be able to ask questions and learn about the customs and beliefs of each tradition, as your guides are highly knowledgeable about the town’s many influences.

tour description

Kuching has been a melting pot of cultures for hundreds of years. Combined with a unique history, which sounds almost like an adventure fairy tale with its rebellions & piracy, the headhunting tribes and the era of the "White Rajahs", Kuching has become a truly special place. See all the different facets of the many cultures combined in Kuching, like Malay, Indian and Chinese culture, and learn about the history of Sarawak on this city tour.
Highlights include the Gambier spice streets, India street, Urang Sarawak Gallery, the oldest Chinese temple in Sarawak, Kuching South City Hall, as well as the Brooke Gallery at Fort Margherita. You will also get to see a Malay Village, the old State Mosque and the Civic Centre with the Chinese graveyard. Not to be missed of course is a stop at the Kuching Waterfront with a view of the Astana, the former "White Rajah Palace", and other colonial buildings.

includes

  • Transfer from/to hotel included: Yes
  • Pick-up / Drop-off at hotels out of town at surcharge

excludes

  • Meals: None

notes

  • Urang Sarawak Gallery is closed on Public Holidays.
  • Kuching South City Hall is closed on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.
Tour code: KCHDSKCHJT

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