SARAWAK – LAND OF THE HORNBILLS
Sarawak covers an area of 125,000 sq. km., and is the largest of Malaysia’s 13 states. It is located in the heart of Southeast Asia and is one of the two Malaysian states (the other being Sabah to the north) on the island of Borneo. We share this exotic and beautiful island with our neighbors Brunei and Kalimantan (Indonesia). Sarawak is known as ‘Bumi Kenyalang’ (in English, Land of the Hornbills). The Rhinoceros Hornbill is the official state bird of Sarawak and is featured on the State’s coat of arms.
KUCHING (‘CAT’ IN MALAY) THE CAPITAL CITY OF SARAWAK
For more information on Kuching, including things to do and places to see, visit: www.sarawaktourism.com
HIGHLIGHTS OF KUCHING
TOP SPOT SEAFOOD CENTRE
Perfect place for seafood lovers. A wide variety of seafood stalls where you can order fresh seafood as well as Sarawak’s local delicacies.
Jalan Bukit Mata Kuching off Jalan Padungan, Kuching, Sarawak 93100
Asian cuisine, Halal cuisine, Seafood
Mon-Sun: 5.00 pm – 1.00 am
CHOON HUI CAFÉ
A popular place for having local breakfast amongst the locals and tourists. Famous with Sarawak Laksa which is priced at RM6 for a small bowl, RM8 for a big bowl and RM10 for the special
34, Ban Hock Road, 93100 Kuching Sarawak
Sarawak Laksa, Kolo Mee, Popiah (Spring Roll), Boiled Egg, Toast
Mon-Sun: 7.00 am – 11.00 am
The market stalls offer a huge variety of local produce from snacks, local delicacies, fruits, vegetables, fresh meat, fresh fish, eggs, plants, pets, jungle produce to clothing, accessories, newspapers, toys, fashion items, local craft items, and souvenirs.
Taman Foong Joon, 93050 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
Local products, fresh raw food
Mon-Sun: 10.00 am – 11.00 pm
SERIKIN WEEKEND MARKET
A popular weekend destination for locals and tourist – selling a wide range of merchandise includes fabrics, ornamental wood carving, rattan handicrafts, food and many more. The stalls are mostly operated by Indonesian Trader and local Bidayuh Community who resides in the nearby village which is Bau.
Q509, Serikin, 94000 Bau, Sarawak
Indonesian and local products
Sat-Sun: 8.00 am – 1.00 pm
SINIAWAN NIGHT MARKET
A street shop-concept with 2 straight rows of shop lot and the middle walkway is vacant for dining tables and chairs. Famous with hawkers selling local, Taiwanese and Korean delicacies such as barbeque chicken, grilled seafood, fresh vegetables, desserts and more. Visitors as well can enjoy Karaoke activities and historical shops.
Siniawan, 94000 Bau, Sarawak, Malaysia
Freshly cooked food, night activities
Fri – Sat: 6.00 pm – 11.00 pm
Sun: 4.00pm – 11.00pm
Must-Try Dishes in Kuching
This is the absolute staple for the noodle enthusiast in Kuching. Kolo Mee is made of egg noodle flash-boiled and served in a base of fragrant pork oil, garlic, shallots, minced pork and slices of BBQ pork.
This is one of Kuching;s signature dishes. Rice vermicelli served in spicy prawn broth alonmg with egg, prawn, chicken and a dash of coriander. A sidce dish of lime & prawn paste is often served to add a zing.
Umai is a traditional native dish of the melanau people in Sarawak, Malaysia which is usually eaten by fishermen. Umai is a dish of sliced raw fish with a mixture of onions, chilies, salt and lime juice.
Midin is a wild fern found only in Sarawak. It has curly fronds and is very crunchy even after it has been cooked. Only the tender tips of the fern is used in cooking. It can be cooked with prawn paste or ginger & red wine or just plain garlic.
Teh C Peng Special
Teh C Peng is a code name for tea (teh) with milk (C) and ice (Peng). Also known as 3 layer tea, its layers are created when black tea, milk and Gula Melaka are poured individually into a glass.