we will travel Kuching - Sibu in August to make trip up the river. We dont expect to stay in Sibu and continue to Song or Kapit (and Belaga later). I think about two ways:
1) Ferry - It would take 5 hr, so about early midday in Sibu.
2) Flight - MASwings has cheap flight, early morning, so let say 9am be in Sibu. The prize is twice as much as ferry (?)
- what are pros and cons except time? MASwing safe? Ferry trip boring?
- If using ferry from Kuching, can we get into Song in the same day? Perhaps if fly we should stay in Sibu until ferry come from Kuching and follow with the same boat, so loose anyway?
Thanks a lot
i am an italian young woman and will ve traveling in malaysia alone in April.
My plan is to visit george town, kuching and Kuala Lumpur, ad long as Singapore ad last.
Does somebody have any tour advice, "must sees" or similar, especially for the Sarawak region?
thanks a lot!
Hello, What is the best place to be on new years eved, Kuching or Kota Kinablu?
Anny advice for a hotel in a lively place?
Hello, we are in Kuching this new years eve and i have been here before, but ling time ago. What is the best place to celebrate? We are M and F both in the 40's, we like to chat with (local) people, dance
Can anyone tell me about the past history of Main Bazaar, please? Sharing is caring, though.
What is Main Bazaar history? Some examples, pls. Thank Q
Hi. What is the best way to get to Damai Beach from Sheraton Kuching? Thanks in advance.
Hi, i am currently on "Social Visa Visa" in KL, Malaysia. I plan to travel to Kuching next week. Do i need some sort of special pass to enter Kuching, and is there any other Immigration Stamp to be endorsed. What would be the procedure for returning back to KL ?
I am planning on going to Kuching in July and want to book a couple of trips before i get there (so that i have something planned). Everywhere i have looked says they only take 2 person bookings.
Can anyone recommend a good private tour guide for me?. I am planning on at least visitin Bako national park and Kubah National Park whilst i am there.
Hi Can anyone please give me an e-mail address of a car hire company in Kuching? I've only been able to get hold of Mayflower and for just one day they're going to charge RM291 - expensive in any city! Otherwise it'll be public transport. Cheers
Hi, I enjoyed Kayakking 11 km along Semenggoh River during my Kuching trip in July earlier this year.
My Rainforest kakis & I will be back next July 2013 & we were hoping to do White Water Rafting this time. Who the reliable White Water Rafting operators in Sarawak we could link up with ?
2nd query => we would like to go to a proper native spa to do some Sarawak specialty treatments. Any good recommendations for this & would they have a link/website we could check ?
Lastly => we would like to do a day climb up & down Mt. Santubong, maybe start in the morning & finish in the evening, along with pick-up & return to hotel. Any safe & reliable operators to recommend for this ?
Thanks in advance to all members who can assist us with these queries.
Hi! Will be arriving KCH around 10pm on Sep 8....any advice as to how to get to the city? Will be staying at Pullman Hotel.
Will be in Kuching around 2nd week of Sep 2012 for a conference at the Borneo Convention Center...can anyone advice me on which hotel would be convenient to get to the convention site? I understand that there seem to be no hotel adjacent to the venue. Would prefer a hotel that is within the vicinity of shopping/restaurants and also convenient to go the the convention center, probably by taxi...is there an Intercontinental or Crowne plaza hotel?
Hi, I am going to Kuching in July with my Silat team and as i am from Australia i am a shorts and singlet girl though i have been told that in order not to offend people/guru i should wear less revealing clothing. Any tips on what i can get away with. Can i wear singlets? Are shorts/dresses that are just above the knee ok? Thankyou so much
I'll be in kuching next monday
Nd some advise on where i can hire a car n driver for a day?or isit easier to juz get a taxi when im there.planning to go places like scv.
Are there halal eating places nearby limetree hotel?
Hello! Is taxi the best way to get around in Kuching? Should I try the public transport? I'm game for any mode of transportation!
How much does a taxi trip cost from say Abell Hotel to Cat Museum? Do I have to bargain for a price or do they go by meter?
Hello! I'm staying at Abell Hotel, any awesome food nearby?
I've tried Kolo Mee and Fried Kway Teow at a coffee shop beside Kapit Hotel around the corner. Any other places nearby that I can go to? Thanks!
We are visiting Kuching for the first time - is it good for shopping OR is it better to do a trip to KL for bargins. We are looking for bargins not just the cultural shopping, which we know is available.
Also keen for the tourist sight seeing.
Hi,Good day , We 2 person are the 1st time visit kuching on 25 sept for 4d3n , i want ask should we take tour guide package? or walk yourself ? which better?
2. Any transport from kuching aiport to tune hotel?
3. We will stay at tune hotel for 3nite,any transport bus or taxi going to calture village and bako national park ? around how much about those transport charges ?
Have a nice day
Awaiting your good news,thank alots
hi..! i need some help for 1 day kuching trip..!
my family and fren around 12 person, 9 adult and 3 children.
we will reach kuc at 18/10/11 8.40pm and from kuc to miri at 20/10/11 12.45pm
by plane. din u hav any idea for us when we in kuc? and stay also we haven decide where to book. for staying we decide like apartment something like that is xpencise or not? did u hav any idea for us?? and also tranport too...!
can let me know ur planning and price also....thk for help!!
I'm in the midst planning for my trip to Kuching in March next year. Initially it was a tour-around-city plan, but now it expands and I'm thinking of visiting Bako National Park and Damai Beach as well. Just a few quick questions:
1) Is there any local tour operator that provide tour to Bako and/or Damai (plus Orang Utan Sanctuary) for ONE pax?
2) My plan is to visit Sarawak Cultural Village before proceed to Bako National Park and will then stay overnight at Bako National Park. Same question again, is it safe for tourist travel alone? any tour guides provided by the Park management? How's the charges like?
3) For destination above, is there any transportation included back and fro Kuching city, which is value-for-money for ONE pax?
Thanks for all your help!!
Hi! I will be arriving in regional bus terminal (at 3 1/2 Mile) from Pontianak, Indonesia and was wondering how I can get to the waterfront area in Kuching from there. Is my only option to take a taxi (if so, about how much?) or are there buses I can take?
ALSO, how do you get to the Regional Bus Terminal from the Airport?
I googled all over Internet to try to get this information but I can't seem to find it...so please HELP!
Thanks in advance!!!
Have some one know any bus will directly from "The Spring Mall" or "Swinburne University " bus stop to Kuching International Airport?
Hi My husband and i are planning to visit Kuching in August. We are bringing two elderly people and an infant with us. Which are the places we should go?
Compare to Kota Kinabalu, which is better to visit in?
do any members of VT have any experience or stayed at the 360 EXPRESS hotel in Kuching(not to be confused with the 360 Hotel)
it looks ok from the photos, but it also looks like a glorified version of Tune hotels.
also i cannot see a wardrobe or windows in the photographs. my wife and i are planning to stay in Kuching for 5 days and although we have stayed overnight in Tune hotels we think it is a bit cramped for 5 nights, so we are a bit worried 360 EXPRESS hotel may be similar.
suggestions for nice guesthouse would also be appreciated.
Am from Singapore I taught of backpacking to kuching,sarawak alone
is it safe?
I can't seem to find any friends to tag along
I heard that kuching is the cleanest city in Malaysia?
what would roughly my budget be? is kuching more expensive then KL or JB?
I just need some fresh air...as you know Singapore = concrete jungle
I read somewhere that you can use an express boat to either city. somehow doing a web search only says between Sibu - Kuching by Bahagia Express baot but nothing onto Miri.
Anyone help and frquency/times? I will be in Miri in early may and would like to see Kuching.
I had identified some flights between Jakarta and Kuching a few days back. But few days ago they all vanished overnight; nothing available from Mid January 2010 onwards; under no price range., I don't see any flights in this routes for reservation even though it is still listed here: airasia.com/site/en/flightSc.... What could be the reason?
Does anyone know if a taxi could go from kuching airport to batang ai jetty to batang ai hilton?
Does anyone know car with driver for hire in kuching?
a few questions here, hopefully fellow VT-ers can assist.
My partner and I will arrive in Kuching in late Nov. We have drafted an itinerary as below.
Arrival day - explore Kuching City
Day 2 - Bako National Park
Day 3 - Kubah National Park or Gunung Gading
Day 4 - half day at Damai beach and the Orangbutan Sanctary and return to Kuching city
DAy 5 - remain in Kuching city and catch return flight in noon
My questions :-
1. Given the above itinerary, is it worth while to rent a car to drive aroung?
2. are the routes to the national parks well paved and easily navigate (with clear signage?)
3. Are there any car park charges at the National Parks?
4. We are looking at Pinnacles Kuching along Jalan Borneo (any negative remarks about the lodge or the area)
5. Do you I can fit into a longhouse tour in any of the days above?
Thanks is advance