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’.
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.
The unit of currency is Malaysian Ringgit, indicated as ‘MYR’.
“Tropical all year round” The climate is generally pleasant with frequent tropical showers throughout the year.
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