Kuching Heritage Walking Tour

Half Day

  Kuching - Sarawak

Half Day

Kuching Heritage Walking Tour

  Kuching - Sarawak

Dive into Kuching’s rich heritage and visit a series of the city’s prominent landmarks on this four-hour walking tour. Witness the influence of the Chinese and Indian communities, learn about the rule of the Brooke family and find out more about Borneo’s various ethnic groups at the Sarawak Museum. Along with some local food, this tour is a perfect introduction to this fascinating city!

JOURNEY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Explore the melting pot that is Kuching and see the influences of different cultures including Chinese and Indian
  • Learn about the Brooke family who ruled Sarawak as the White Rajahs
  • Visit the Sarawak Museum and learn more about the various ethnic groups of Borneo
TOUR INCLUSIONS
  • English-speaking guide
  • Transportation

ITINERARY

DAY 1

Kuching Heritage Walking Tour

DAY 1 - Kuching Heritage Walking Tour

Spend the morning visiting Kuching’s historical and cultural landmarks on foot. Start at the Tua Pek Kong Chinese Temple and marvel at the colourful Taoist structure which serves as an important centre for the Chinese community.

From here, walk along bustling Carpenter Street, lined with numerous food stalls, shrines, small shops, cafes and carpenters, before turning onto India Street. Stroll past various shops, offering textiles and jewellery, and take in the fragrant smells and colourful spices on Gambier Street. Reach the impressive Jamek State Mosque and take a picture of this iconic pink landmark.

Next, visit the historical Brooke Dockyard and hear about the Brooke family, or White Rajahs of Sarawak, who ruled this part of Borneo until 1946. Continue walking and sample a variety of local snacks along the way, before ending the tour with a visit to the Sarawak Museum. Established by Charles Brooke, the Second Rajah, in 1888, the museum’s large collection comprises cultural artefacts of Sarawak’s various ethnic groups as well as specimens of the state’s natural history.

 

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