Looking for a retreat for your mind, body and soul? The quickest way for you to rejuvenate your chi is by making a trip to Sarawak. Home to Malaysia’s most exciting eco-destinations, the state boasts not only a numerous selection of dense rainforest, pristine island, but also a rich history of culture and heritage stemming from the various indigenous tribes. These gateways promise an adventure unlike any other, with gems waiting to be discovered in every corner.
It is suggested that nature brings about a wealth of health benefit; there is no better location than the luscious rainforest of Sarawak to enjoy a natures retreat. Take a pause from the city life and treat yourself to nature’s paradise. Unwind in villas built on natural terrains, with slaps leading down the forest stream and waterfalls. Imagine waking up to the calming chirping of birds, cooling temperature of the hills and panoramic views of the rainforest. These gateways are perfect for couples, family or even friends who are looking for a quick recharge.
Experience thrilling adventures in exotic jungles of Borneo! Go on the ultimate expedition from kayaking to cycling to caving to jungle trekking. Discover the off-road jungle trails, explore Sarawak’s most stunning caves, marvel at the stretch of untouched rivers, and have a dip in the cold refreshing mountain water. Bako National Park is one of the greatest locations in Sarawak to witness wildlife in a natural landscape. Catch the sight of proboscis monkeys, silvered langurs monkeys, bearded wild boars, and over 150 species of birds. Fall asleep to the unique sounds of rainforest at night. With terrains and habitats that are hidden underneath the forest slopes, Gunung Mulu National Park offers one the largest limestone cave systems in the world. Trails offer a picturesque karst mountain formation rich in rainforest flora and fauna. Sarawak is perfect for you thrill seekers as fun adventure awaits you!
Sarawak is also home to cultural diversity uncommon on the peninsula with over 26 tribal communities namely Iban, Melanau, Bidayuh, Kenyah, and Lun Bawang. Kuching has many appealing qualities; the bustling city with a vivacious nightlife mixes cultural element with modernity. If you enjoy colonial style architecture, make your way to the Kuching Old Courthouse and if you want to get your hands on something crafty, Sarakraf Pavilion is a Chinese-Colonial style mansion that displays a wide array of crafts and host workshops on craft demonstration and traditional dances. Know more about the white Rajahs by visiting Fort Margherita built in 1879, which has been converted to Brooke Gallery. Among other architectural standouts include a series of museum namely Islamic Museum, Sarawak Chinese Museum, and Sarawak State Museum where you can enrich yourself with the history of Sarawak.
A visit to Kuching is not complete if you do not visit Kuching Waterfront, a popular destination for visitors and locals alike. The promenade comes to life in the evening with an array of scrumptious street food, restaurants, and shopping places for both local souvenirs and clothes. For late night entertainment, you’ll find plenty of watering holes to wet your whistle at Carpenter Street and Wayang Street. Just like Malaysians all over, the city offers plenty of dining options for to satisfy your midnight cravings.