The state of Sarawak is located in the northern strip of the Island of Borneo. It is the largest state in Malaysia and Sarawak houses one of the world's richest and most diverse ecosystems. Sarawak was famed as a land full of headhunters and longhouses lining lazy rivers. Contrary to these legends, Sarawak has since experienced rapid urban development especially in its major cities. It has emerged as a premier tourist attraction in the region, promoting its richness in culture, adventure and nature.
Despite its growth and development, the state of Sarawak still maintains its reputation as the most exotic state in Malaysia and Asia's best kept secret. Rainforests of Sarawak are among the oldest in the world, boasting the Rafflesia - a flower the size of a coffee table, snakes that fly and bearded monkeys.
KUCHING - CAT CITY OF THE WORLD
Kuching, in the national language, means cat. This is accentuated by dozens of cat statuettes around the city plus a world-famous cat museum featuring statues, photographs and memorabilia gathered from all over the globe.
The capital city of Sarawak was famed in the early days as a river port ruled by legendary White Rajahs. The olden day stories of Kuching are enchanting, as acknowledged by the dozens of biographies and books published and screenplays written based on its rich history.
As the largest city in the state, Kuching is now a rapidly developing city, boasting a population of almost half a million. In the city itself, one can find bustling shopping hubs and eclectic buildings that consist of a mix of modern and post-colonial architecture. Within minutes of journey to its outer boundaries are magnificent mountains, unspoilt beaches and even an award winning "living" museum, the Sarawak Cultural Village .
Kuching's environment is safe and peaceful, its topography is free from earthquakes, tsunamis and other natural disasters with a wonderfully tropical climate that is full of sunshine.
Voted as one of the most livable cities in Asia in year 2000, Kuching remains one of the best kept secret of the region.
1. By Bus
The rate for a one-way trip is MYR1.00.
Please get exact fare before boarding the bus, because Kuching bus drivers are not able to give you change. You can get change from either the moneychangers or the newspaper/snacks stands in the arrival halls of the Kuching International Airport.
- Chin Lian Long Transport route 8A
- every 1hr. 15min from 6.45am to 6.30pm
- Sarawak Transport Company route 12A
- 7am / 9am / 11am / 12pm / 1pm / 2pm / 3pm
- *This schedule is correct at the time of writing; in case of changes contact:
Chin Lian Long Transport at 082-422767 or
Sarawak Transport Company at 082-242967.
- Remember to get exact change for your bus fare!
- Exit Kuching International Airport at the bottom level. The bus stop will be on your right, at a small roundabout.
- Let the bus driver know you wish to get to the General Post Office. Get him to let you know when to get down off the bus.
- Cross the road to the General Post Office and walk in the direction of the traffic flow.
- Turn left immediately after passing the General Post Office and walk up Post Street (unsigned), the St. Thomas' Anglican Cathedral will be on your right.
- After an approximately 7 minutes walk, you will reach a T-junction where Post Street meets Wayang Street.
- Walk to the other side of the temple on your left and you should be able to see our main entrance just a couple of doors away.
2. By Taxi
It will cost you MYR17.50 per ride to Berambih Lodge. Simply purchase a coupon at the Taxi counter just left of the international arrival hall and make your way to the taxi stand about 30 metres in front of the terminal building. If he does not already know, inform the driver that Berambih Lodge is two doors from the temple, right at the end of Ewe Hai Street.
Address: No. 104 Ewe Hai Street, 93100 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo
Strategically located along Ewe Hai Street in the heart of beautiful Kuching City, Berambih Lodge is only a few paces from the famed Kuching Waterfront and 50 feet from the oldest Chinese Tua Pek Kong Temple.
Straddled between the old and new city hubs, you could spend the morning walking along quaint narrow alleyways in old Kuching where tin-smiths noisily go about their work, spice and textile traders selling their merchandise and then spend the afternoon wandering around modern malls in new Kuching afterwards.
Tel: +60 (82) 238589 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Located in the heart of Kuching, most places of interest are minutes away on foot. However, you can find bus route just steps away from the front door, and ask for taxis at the reception counter.
- Game facilities
- High speed, broadband Internet
- CD /DVD recording for your digital photos & videos
- Document scanning and printing
- Coffee & Drinks shop
- Souvenir shop
- International phone calls
- Luggage storage
- Heritage Tours
- Boating Tours
- Hiking Tours
- Bike Tours
- Kayak Tours
- Village Experience Trips
No. 104 Ewe Hai Street, 93100 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo
Phone: +60 (82) 238589
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