In the late afternoon your guide will meet you at your hotel and together you will walk to the quaint Kuching Waterfront with a long stretch of tropical gardens, along the Sarawak river. The most unique feature about Kuching's Waterfront are the traditional sampans - small gable-roofed wooden boats which serve as water taxi, carrying passengers from one riverbank to the other. Listen to your guide's explanation about the history of Kuching's river taxis, which date back to the era of Sarawak's White Rajahs, while strolling along the Waterfront towards the sampan jetty.
Upon arrival at the jetty, you will board a sampan and cruise along the Sarawak river. You will be awed by the striking contrast of the bustling modern city centre on one side of the river, and the serenity of typical Malay villages on the other side. The cruise will also pass some of the colonial buildings from the era of the White Rajahs, providing you with a good opportunity to take lovely pictures while your guide introduces you to the unique history of Sarawak and its Rajahs. If weather permits, you will witness a breathtaking sunset over the Sarawak river.
Disembark at one of the Malay villages lined along the river and visit a Malay family home to enjoy a typical local dinner. Here you can have a chat with the boatman and the family with the help of your guide as translator. Get an insight into the daily life and the culture of the local Malay people.
After this unique experience, the boatman will send you back across the river and you will return to your hotel.