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Holidays in Sarawak

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Most Sarawak hotels offer free cancellation. Consider booking refundable hotels rather than non-refundable ones. Just look for the ‘free cancellation’ message during your hotel search. Prices can vary, but right now we believe that flexibility matters.

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Top hotels in Sarawak

Place2Stay - Kenyalang
Place2Stay - Kenyalang
2 out of 5
No 5458, Section 64 KTLD, Jalan Tun Razak, Kuching, Sarawak
The price is AU$17 per night from 8 Aug. to 8 Aug.
3.6/5Good! (16 reviews)
"it is quite easy to find."

Reviewed on 19 Jun. 2019

Place2Stay - Kenyalang
Hotel Hung Hung
Hotel Hung Hung
2.5 out of 5
Lot 146 Jalan Tun Ahmad Zaidi Adruce, Kuching City Center, Kuching, Sarawak
The price is AU$38 per night from 29 Aug. to 29 Aug.
3.3/5 (15 reviews)
Nice hotel
"It was nice to stay here"

Reviewed on 4 Aug. 2019

Hotel Hung Hung
The Waterfront Hotel
The Waterfront Hotel
4 out of 5
68, Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg, Kuching, Sarawak
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$82 per night from 29 Aug. to 29 Aug.
4.4/5Excellent! (421 reviews)
"Great hotel in Kuching, location wise is good, Plaza Merdeka is below it and interconnected. Located near to India Street and Waterfront."

Reviewed on 13 Jun. 2021

The Waterfront Hotel
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Top activities in Sarawak

Sarawak

Hike through the dense jungle, learn about the indigenous culture and visit the sophisticated state capital in this tropical getaway.

The largest state in Malaysia, Sarawak, has a varied terrain with a bustling city, sleepy villages and unspoiled jungle terrain. Get a glimpse of the country’s past in tropical forests and communes while the main city presents a colonial and modern-day side of Malaysia.   

For a sense of the local culture, travel to the state capital of Kuching. Capture photos of the scenic riverside promenade and visit Chinese temples. Sample the local cuisine, which generally features umai raw fish with lime and spices. Another popular dish is manok pansoh, which consists of chicken cooked in bamboo.

Explore the coastal landmarks in the northern outskirts of the city at places such as Damai Beach. Browse the stores in the modern CityONE Megamall and Boulevard Shopping Mall.

Opt for a change of pace with a trip to the countryside, where you’ll find rumah panjai traditional longhouses in which the indigenous Iban people still live today. Visit the Sarawak Cultural Village to learn about this civilization, which was once renowned for its headhunters, although the practice no longer takes place.

Bring your family on picturesque trails bending around the peaks of the Kelabit Highlands. Spend time in Bako National Park and take photos of the scenic mangroves. Make sure to bring sufficient water for the year-round hot and humid weather. The wet season runs from December through February.

On the northern side of the state is the vast Gunung Mulu National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site containing striking pinnacles and fascinating caves. After walking through a rainforest, tread carefully along the Mulu Canopy Skywalk where you’ll be traversing along the tops of the trees.

Find the region on the northwestern part of Borneo. Fly to Kuching International Airport and get around the area via internal flights, as roads are often not in the best condition. 

Tropical national parks, indigenous villages and a modern city with charming sights make up the vast state of Sarawak.

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