The state of Sarawak on the Malaysian island of Borneo is home to one of the largest tourist attractions in Malaysia, namely, Kuching. Historically having been the capital of the state, the city of Kuching is replete with interesting attractions and iconic landmarks that are sure to keep you enthralled for days.
The city is home to a number of museums, natural attractions as well an enormous number of sightseeing attractions. Among these sightseeing spots is the Tua Pek Kong Temple is found in the heart of the city and has the distinction of being the oldest Chinese temple in the area. For those interested in the vast wonders of the universe, the Sultan Iskandar Planetarium, the first of its kind in Kuching as well as Malaysia itself, is sure to resolve all your worldly queries. For a marvellous bird’s eye view of the city, make your way to the tower at Kuching Civic Centre and enjoy the beautiful marriage of modern settlements with the lush greenery that adorn the fringes of the city.
The Kuching City Mosque is a prime attraction, not only for those of the Islamic faith but others as well due to its architectural ingenuity. Constructed in the mid-20th century, its architecture displays the pleasant union of western styles with Italian influences. The Mosque is within easy access to those visiting the open air market and has been known by a multitude of names such as the Sarawak State Mosque and the Kuching Divisional Mosque. If you wish to visit this mosque, keep in mind that visiting during religious prayer times is frowned upon and that the mosque expects tourists to be conservatively attired and remove their shoes upon entrance.
The Waterfront of the city is also a lovely location for a beautiful view of the city. During daylight one could easily observe the Fort Margherita, the Astana and many other wonderful attractions. The Waterfront is also complete with food stands selling traditional as well as modern snacks.
Though the city is quite small, exploring Kuching will need a considerable amount of time. Thus, opt to stay at a Kuching serviced apartment for this is sure to make your visit comfortable and most of all, convenient. A visit to this city is sure to fill with interesting memories. What better way to make even more memorable moments than to stay at Citadines Uplands Kuching whose central location next to one of the largest malls in East Malaysia, which guarantees convenient shopping expeditions for all shopaholics. Staying at serviced apartments Kuching provides a pleasant change of scenery from the usual hotel-like atmosphere and gives you with the privacy you crave.