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Kuching Waterfront (Esplanade) Tours

Kuching Waterfront (Esplanade)
What was once a worn and weathered trading area in Kuching has been transformed into one of Malaysia’s best public spaces. The Kuching Waterfront, also known as the Esplanade, officially opened in 1993 and extends for a little less than a mile (1.3 kilometers) between the Main Bazaar and the Riverside Suites. 

Once lined with wharfs and warehouses, this stretch along the south bank of the Sarawak River is now lined with cafes, souvenir shops and food stalls, along with several historic buildings and points of interest, like the Sarawak Steamship Company building and the Chinese Museum. With little road traffic, the area is ideal for strolling, particularly in the evening when the riverside lights blink on. Tiled mosaics along the esplanade depict Malaysian ethnic motifs, while placards offer insight into the area’s history.

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From Kuching Waterfront, visitors can hop on a boat to cross or cruise the Sarawak River, an especially picturesque experience around sunset.
Address: Jalan Main Bazaar, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia 93000, Malaysia
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7 Tours and Activities to Experience Kuching Waterfront (Esplanade)

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Kuching City Tour & Sarawak Cultural Village

Kuching City Tour & Sarawak Cultural Village

A tour of Kuching will take you from the era of the White Rajahs to the present day. Visit the world renowned Sarawak Museum and the Brooke Legacy (White Rajahs) - Square Tower, Astana and the Court House. There is also the Cat Monument, Tua Pek Kong - Chinese Temple, the old State Mosque and one of the hottest leisure spots in the City, the Kuching Waterfront Esplanade. 24KM from Kuching City marks the Sarawak Cultural Village, an award winning ‘living’ museum spreading over a 17 acre site at the foothills of Mount Santubong. The cultural village showcases the tribal lifestyles lived by the many ethnic groups that lace the beautiful Land of Hornbills, Sarawak. There are about 150 people living in the village, demonstrating traditional daily activities for you to experience the arts, crafts, games and delicacies of the 7 major ethnic groups.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$75.90
From
$75.90

Kuching City Tour & Annah Rais Longhouse

Kuching City Tour & Annah Rais Longhouse

A tour of Kuching will take you from the era of the White Rajahs to the present day. Visit the world renowned Sarawak Museum and the Brooke Legacy (White Rajahs) - Square Tower, Astana and the Court House. There is also the Cat Monument, Tua Pek Kong - Chinese Temple, the old State Mosque and one of the hottest leisure spots in the City, the Kuching Waterfront Esplanade.  Annah Rais is one of the most famous Bidayuh longhouse in Sarawak, which located about 100 km east from Kuching City and quite close to the Indonesian border. The excursion will take about one and a half-hour on the road. During your visit, you will also be able to view the villagers with their own daily routine like rice pounding and winnowing, basket and mat weaving, bamboo carving, etc.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$76.93
From
$76.93

Kuching City Sightseeing Tour with Sarawak Museum

Kuching City Sightseeing Tour with Sarawak Museum

Discover Kuching’s colonial architecture, traditional villages, and scenic waterfront on a half-day city tour that’s perfect for first-time visitors. You’ll learn about Borneo history in the Sarawak Museum, walk through the colorful heart of the city, and spot sampans on the Sarawak River, as a local driver/guide shares stories about the city’s vibrant culture and fascinating past. Hotel pickup and drop-off is available in the Kuching city center and the Damai Beach area, with the choice between morning and afternoon departures.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$22.50
From
$22.50

Half Day Kuching City Tour

Half Day Kuching City Tour

Journey through many of Kuching’s highlights on this intimate, family-friendly tour. An ideal introduction to the city with something for everyone, whether you’re interested in culture, history, landmarks or discovering local life. Stroll through the maze-like alleys of Old Kuching, haggle at central markets and visit Sarawak Museum. See the Kuching Waterfront Esplanade with its ornate temples, historic buildings and traditional houses selling handmade crafts.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$37.95
Price varies by group size
From
$37.95
Price varies by group size
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Private Return Transfer : Kuching International Airport (Sarawak)

Private Return Transfer : Kuching International Airport (Sarawak)

• Sit back and relax as you enjoy a transfer from Kuching International Airport to Kuching Hotel/Damai Beach. • Enjoy Kuching's scenery without having to worry about traffic or maps. • Travel to Kuching's knowing that a punctual and safe trip to your destination awaits you. Enjoy a private/sic  transfer from  Kuching International Airport to Kuching City Hotel/ Damai Beach. Begin your trip in a safe, convenient, and easy way in a private vehicle. Skip the long cab lines and head straight toward your destination in Kuching/Damai Beach. The transfer length is around 30-55 minutes and is available year-round, 24-hours a day.
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  • 30 to 55 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$39.47
Price varies by group size
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$39.47
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Private Arrival Transfer : Kuching International Airport (Sarawak) to Hotel

Private Arrival Transfer : Kuching International Airport (Sarawak) to Hotel

• Sit back and relax as you enjoy a transfer from Kuching International Airport to Kuching Hotel. • Enjoy Kuching's scenery without having to worry about traffic or maps. • Travel to Kuching's knowing that a punctual and safe trip to your destination awaits you. Enjoy a private  transfer from  Kuching International Airport to Kuching Hotel. Begin your trip in a safe, convenient, and easy way in a private vehicle. Skip the long cab lines and head straight toward your destination in Kuching. The transfer length is around 30-55 minutes and is available year-round, 24-hours a day.
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  • 30 to 55 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$19.74
Price varies by group size
From
$19.74
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Sarawak Sunset River Cruise from Damai Peninsular

Sarawak Sunset River Cruise from Damai Peninsular

Staying in Damai needn’t mean missing out on the beauty of a Sarawak River sunset. Soak up Kuching’s dramatic skyline and traditional stilt villages, Victorian-era edifices and hyper-modern structures, as you idle down the river. Sip cool drinks, tea, or coffee, and nibble on snacks while panoramic views slide by. Finally, your driver/guide will return you to your hotel.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$41.42
From
$41.42

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