If you’ve made it to Cat City, you’re in for a treat. Clearly you are an explorer and you like weird, wacky, old world and wonderful experiences. And if you have no idea where Kuching is the capital of Sarawak, on the Island of Borneo in Malaysia and it is where you are going to go next for an other-worldly, eating, sensory exploding adventure.
Visit for the waterfront, the museums, the culturally diverse experience and the FOOD. I have to be honest, all I did was eat. Be adventurous and eat as much street food as you can. Now, don’t let me bore you.. skip down, scroll, scroll, scroll to my ultimate 48-hour guide to Kuching. xHermione.
The ultimate 48 hours in Kuching, living like a local;
Straight into the Kuching experience with an early breakfast of Sarawak Laksa at Food Choon Cafe, Third Mile washed down with a local black coffee.
After breakfast, hop in the car and head straight for the orangatangs at Semenggoh Nature Reserve.
Post ‘cultural’ experience, head for Kuching water front. Here you will walk along and experience Main Bazaar. Stop here for lunch at any of the local restaurants, preferably one with a line. Any queue is a friend of yours. Hop in and see what taste sensation is in store for you today.
Once fed, hop on a Sampan at the waterfront and go upstream, where you can see small villages.
Once back in town, if you’re like me, you’ll already be hungry again. Head to Carpenter Street for local trade stores and stopping for tiny pork satays and golden banana fritters, with a Kedongdong juice – I won’t explain, as Nike says, just do it.
Dinner at See Good restaurant, for the best local seafood. Order the oyster omelette and local fern dish, midi, with belachan, if you can take spice. This really is a local hotspot, there is not menu – head to the front where the daily catch is laid out to order.
For your second day, leave the city and head out to Santubong to experience the cultural village.
After your enforced tourist experience, stop for lunch at the Buntal area and have lunch at Lin Hock Ann Seafood, for the freshest oysters and crabs.
On you way back to the airport, if you have time, stop by the local institution to escape the heat at Sunny Hill, for a soft serve ice cream like no other.