About Kuching 2017-04-04T09:15:54+00:00


Kuching is the capital of Sarawak. The Lonely Planet Guide describes Kuching: “Borneo’s most stylish and sophisticated city brings together a kaleidoscope of cultures, crafts and cuisines. The bustling streets –some very modern, others with a colonial vibe –amply reward visitors with a penchant for aimless ambling.” Home to over 26 ethnic groups, the residents of Kuching take great pride in their city; from the history and heritage to wonderful and varied cuisine. Kuching’s residents are renowned for their hospitality and their good-naturedness. In its diversity, there is unity; and this is why, on 1st August 2015 Kuching was declared the world’s first ‘City of Unity’.

  • Language

English is widely spoken in Sarawak, and especially in the cities.

  • Visa & Passport Requirements

No visa is required for a stay of less than one month for nationals of all ASEAN countries, except Myanmar.

Passport must have at least six months validity from the entry date.

  • Currency

The unit of currency is Malaysian Ringgit, indicated as ‘MYR’.

  • Climate

“Tropical all year round” The climate is generally pleasant with frequent tropical showers throughout the year.

  • Electricity

The voltage used in Malaysia is 230/240volts, 50 Hz

There are many places of interest to visit in Kuching and in the surrounding areas. Please log on to ascm2017borneo.com/post-workshop/ for extended information.

For more information on Kuching, visit: www.sarawaktourism.com