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Welcome To Kuching
The Capital City of Sarawak, Malaysia
Introduction
        Kuching is the capital city of Sarawak, Malaysia's largest state situated on the island of Borneo. It is one of the most live able and people-friendly cities in the region. Kuching, its name means cat in Malaysian, has all the modern amenities without losing its old world charm. The narrow, bustling streets near the river are crammed with ornate temples, markets, historic buildings and traditional Chinese shop houses selling local handicrafts. Nearby is the Sarawak Museum with its beautiful gardens and the park built round the old town reservoir. Kuching also lays claim to nine museums, many within walking distance of each other.
        Kuching is a riverside city. Its location on the Sarawak River was chosen not only for its strategic and commercial importance, but also for its enchanting natural beauty. In days gone by the river was the city's main highway. The river still retains its importance and picturesque charm in the modern era. Present day life is still concentrated on the waterfront.
        Sarawak River separates the north and the south of the city. Riding a sampan along the Sarawak River is an unforgettable experience. From the river, you can get a spectacular view of the Malay Kampungs (Villages) with a gorgeous mountainous background. You also get to see a far distant view of the 19th century Chinese shop houses, the Malay mosque, the square tower and the attractive Margherita Fort.