Kuching was our first stop in Borneo, only one and a half hours flight from Kuala Lumpur it’s easily accessible. We decided to stay at Gibbon Guesthouse as it had great reviews on trip advisor so we ordered a grab and got dropped off. The grab drive gave us a walk welcoming and told us of all the places to go in Sarawak. When we turned up at the hostel we realised we had it all to ourselves and John the owner quickly told us places to go and the best route to get to them without breaking the bank. We stayed here for three nights which was enough to get ourselves sorted and see the sites Kuching had to offer. We really recommend this hostel, its clean, the beds are super comfy, the host is amazing (he even return out bike for us to get the deposit so we could leave early to go to Bako National Park!) and you get free peanut butter and Nutella toast whenever you like, what more could you want!
Top 5 Things to do in Kuching
- Bako National Park – Wander off on one of the trails, we saw proboscis monkeys, sliver leave monkey, lizards and wild boar! You can also stay the night here, just arrange with the?
- Semoneggoh Nature Reserve – Here we got to witness two adult orang-utans and a baby feeding, it was amazing!
- Fairy Cave – don’t be scared when you first enter there’s a whole new world inside this cave!
- Wind Caves – We didn’t venture to this one as dark caves aren’t for us but its suppose to be really good!
- Walk around the town – there are so many monuments, pieces of art work and a humongous bridge to go and discover!
Top 5 Places to Eat in Kuching
- Barbershop – Amazing food and a great bar but they use premium products so don’t expect it to be cheap!
- Johns Place – Here you can try local cuisine at very reasonable prices.
- Zinc – Number one on trip advisor for a reason the food here is amazing, but it will cost you!
- Top Spot Food Court – Here you can sample different dishes at a reasonable rate.
- Munch Cafe – A great place for breakfast, lunch or just a snack!
Our Tips for Kuching
- Don’t waste your money on expensive tours – rent a bike, get the bus or get a grab, it’s a lot cheaper! (Rent a bike at Ah hui motors)
- Visit Bako National Park – its amazing and your see so much nature and wildlife here if your quiet!
- Stay at Gibbon Guesthouse Hostel – the host John is amazing he will help you plan your onward trip, days out and even give you some tips!
- Make sure you have at least three nights here – there’s so much to do and even with three nights here our days were jam-packed!