Sarawak Travel Guide

Located at the northwest side of Borneo Island, Sarawak is the largest state of Malaysia and has an extraordinarily rich ecosystem, both on land and in the sea. Bordered by the South China Sea, Sarawak offers wonderful opportunities for snorkeling as well as trekking and it is also a famous pepper producer, an original souvenir to bring home.

At the western tip of the state is the capital of the province, Kuching (‘city of cats’). Highlights of this city include Tha Pek Kong, the city’s main and oldest Chinese temple, and Masjid Bahagian Kuching Mosque. Overlooked by the Santubong Mountain, Kuching welcomes travelers to its multicultural and unique atmosphere.

Sarawak is endowed with magnificent nature and time needs to be spent in its exquisite national parks, such as Bako, Niah and its archeological sites, and Gunung Mulu and its caves. This is the place where the largest flower in the world, the Rafflesia, and the orangutans of Semengoh can be seen.

Sri Aman is a pretty town to discover and shopping lovers will enjoy Sarawak craftsmanship such as pottery, wood carvings or reed baskets. People seeking authenticity will enjoy an excursion to meet the tribes in inner Sarawak.

Sarawak is accessed through Kuching Airport, while other state airports link with domestic destinations such as Miri, Sibu, and Bintulu. In addition, the state has a good road network.