Travel Blogs from Kuching, Malaysia

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This is Joseph Conrad territory, Kuching, Malaysia travel blog

This is Joseph Conrad territory

A travel blog entry by zee

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... end my trip even earlier. Well... a concrete jungle and a traffic jam were my first impressions. It got better fast though. Kuching is a beautiful riviera town full of great cafes, gardens, bars and friendly locals. The towering hotels and offices on one ...

Sarawak, Kuching, Sibu, Miri, Malaysia travel blog

Sarawak

A travel blog entry by reece_and_elle

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... I know. I will do my best with the memory we have of what we done and when! More photos instead of writing, hows that deal ;) Kuching is were we landed, we stayed in a nice hostel Singgahsana Lodge, it had a pool table and foozball up on the rooftop. The ...

Macaque Attack, we're liking the hiking!, Bako, Malaysia travel blog

Macaque Attack, we're liking the hiking!

A travel blog entry by tomandcharlie

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... me for 'not looking my best' in Indonesia he's now been branded a homeless beggar tramp! Anyway, we arrived late into Kuching and straight away met Marij, a slightly eccentric but very funny and extremely friendly Dutch girl. We had planned to get an ...

"Meow" Museum

A travel blog entry by jawad

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Where else would you expect to visit a Cat Museum than in Kuching. Although my guidebook described it as a little kitsch I couldn't resist seeing the place for myself, especially as the building itself is quite interesting. The museum is north of the ...

Sarawak, Kuching, Malaysia travel blog

Sarawak

A travel blog entry by paul

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Been to Sarawak numerous times. I would recommend it. Kuching is a great ...

Cat city, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia travel blog

Cat city

A travel blog entry by jawad

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... As far as backpacking goes Kuching has not really embraced the concept as well as places I have already visited in Peninsular Malaysia. Accommodation is more expensive here and facilities such as laundry service seem to be rather pricey too. There is a ...

Kuching (Sarawak, Borneo) - Day 151-152, Kuching, Malaysia travel blog

Kuching (Sarawak, Borneo) - Day 151-152

A travel blog entry by christosp

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... of their enemies, which they collected as souvenirs of their battles and triumphs. I'm sure this doesn't happen anymore, hopefully! Kuching means cat in Malay. Cat statues are scattered around the city, loads of real cats wandering around too. Not ...

Whose Idea Was It To Come To Borneo?!, Kuching, Malaysia travel blog

Whose Idea Was It To Come To Borneo?!

A travel blog entry by jmo

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... I asked myself "Whose idea was it to come to Borneo?!" After another night with the Iban we were back down river headed toward Kuching for a final night with our group before heading to Kuala Lumpur. We had a farewell dinner to say goodbye to all the ...

Rafflesias 1 - Orangutans 0, Kuching, Malaysia travel blog

Rafflesias 1 - Orangutans 0

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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... . The walkway is dotted with eating spots, boat launches, park benches and even an ice cream parlour. Kuching first reminded me of what Toronto might have been if high-rise development hadn't trumped lakeshore aesthetics.   I ...

Exploring Malaysian Borneo, Kuching, Malaysia travel blog

Exploring Malaysian Borneo

A travel blog entry by tomsontravels

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... struck by how affluent it was, big houses with row upon row of new ones being built and big cars hardly a motorbike in sight. Kuching had quite a few large hotels - the Hilton being one of them but we stayed in back packers favourite - Borneo B and B, ...

Bako trails and beaches, Bako National Park, Sarawak, Malaysia travel blog

Bako trails and beaches

A travel blog entry by jawad

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... his stay here and I have a feeling I'll be back someday to attempt the trails I didn't get around to trying. Back to Kuching tomorrow for one night and then on an overnight bus (11 hours) to Bintulu further up the Borneo coast. Near Bintulu is the ...

Suffering from incompetence, Kuching, Malaysia travel blog

Suffering from incompetence

A travel blog entry by stevejames

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Return of my Passport, Kuching, Malaysia travel blog

Return of my Passport

A travel blog entry by rcys

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When we got back to Kuching, I found out that my passport had already arrived in Jersey and was on it's way to DC with the necessary documents compliments of Beth at JnJ for a 1 day express processing. I'm not sure of her position at JnJ, but I think ...

Enjoying The City Life, Kuching, Malaysia travel blog

Enjoying The City Life

A travel blog entry by rbisset

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Arrived in Kuching at 5am, after a reasonable journey, still asleep and in the middle of nowhere. Got ripped off by the taxi driver before checking into the hostel and sleeping until 10:30. Grabbed the top bunks to be as close to the fans as possible as ...

The Friendly Face of West Malaysia and Sarawak, Kuching, Malaysia travel blog

The Friendly Face of West Malaysia and Sarawak

A travel blog entry by wanderers

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... and have breakfast and then spend the rest of the day sorting out our 1000+ photos (on CD) and uploading India, Thailand and Malaysia photos onto the travelogue. We have a treat at night when we go to "Beccaris" Italian restaurant where we have, you've ...

Cat statues, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia travel blog

Cat statues

A travel blog entry by jawad

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... out of their hiding places and I have seen quite a few now. They look exactly the same as the cats back on Peninsular Malaysia, i.e. very thin with the short crooked tails. There must be a defective gene going around here. Yesterday was spent at the ...

The Tortoise and the (Beard) Hair, Kuching, Malaysia travel blog

The Tortoise and the (Beard) Hair

A travel blog entry by stevejames

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Borneo pictures, Kuching, Malaysia travel blog

Borneo pictures

A travel blog entry by paul

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Hi, I have recently got some pictures from last year in Borneo put on CD. Here they are. ...

Cat Town, Kuching, Malaysia travel blog

Cat Town

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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... town. After the war Sarawak was signed over to the British as part of the Malay States and eventually became part of MalaysiaKuching is the capital of Sarawak and it's the largest city on the island of Borneo. The name Kuching does mean ...

Struck Down by Mystery Illness, Kuching, Malaysia travel blog

Struck Down by Mystery Illness

A travel blog entry by pollyandmikey

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All four of us felt dreadful this morning having been struck down by a mysterious illness, the symptoms of which were pounding heads, heaving stomachs, extreme fatigue and an insatiable hunger for fried foods. Having to pack up and check out at 11 and ...

Birthday Boy Found in Museum, Kuching, Malaysia travel blog

Birthday Boy Found in Museum

A travel blog entry by pollyandmikey

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... one of us thought that it would be a real treat for G to spend the morning of his birthday on a walking tour of Kuching, which took in several museums, a mosque and James Brooke monument, must have been completely off their rocker. Giles, quite rightly, ...

Out of The Jungle to Catch The Wedding, Kuching, Malaysia travel blog

Out of The Jungle to Catch The Wedding

A travel blog entry by pollyandmikey

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... and some darting lizards but still no snakes. We left Mulu after lunch to arrive at the airport for our flight onwards to Kuching.  After an hour of sweating, waiting in the airport café, we discovered the air conditioned waiting room.  Here we ...

Chilling in the nicest city in Borneo, Kuching, Malaysia travel blog

Chilling in the nicest city in Borneo

A travel blog entry by barrettbingley

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... on the town. The Sarawak Cultural village is definitely worth a look. The Holiday Inn has the best deal on tickets and transport. Kuching was also my first chance to see a Chinese temple and I was blown away by the riot of colour and the detail ...

Malaysia - Sarawak, Kuching, Borneo, Malaysia travel blog

Malaysia - Sarawak

A travel blog entry by gonetilwhenever

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... we sadly gave up the hope of seeing any 'wild men' in Borneo!     From Seminggoh we headed back towards Kuching and to the obscure attraction that is the Cat museum. The museum, dedicated to the feline species, came about because of the ...

A week in paradise, Kuching, Malaysia travel blog

A week in paradise

A travel blog entry by youngtravellers

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... us out.  They graciously offered us a week in their timeshare resort, with the option of a couple locations in Malaysia and Israel.  Erin, who had been complaining about a vacation from our vacation for a while, immediately jumped on ...

Trying to Keep My Mind on Bako, Bako National Park, Malaysia travel blog

Trying to Keep My Mind on Bako

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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 It was hot the day before yesterday, so Ellen and I did a walk through the air conditioned Sarawak Museum. Never mind that the ancient headhunters of Borneo hung skulls from their ceilings. We, or at least I, found something far worse. In a glass ...

Forting About, Kuching, Malaysia travel blog

Forting About

A travel blog entry by stevejames

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Still Chinese New Year, Everythings Closed!, Kuching, Malaysia travel blog

Still Chinese New Year, Everythings Closed!

A travel blog entry by rbisset

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Today was basically a repeat of yesterday. Lars had disappeared when I woke up so I assumed I'd find him in the coffee shop and joined him for a couple before hitting the net cafe for 5 hours for some serious diary catchup! Decided 5 hours was enough ...

Big, ugly, Ritchie, Kuching, Malaysia travel blog

Big, ugly, Ritchie

A travel blog entry by youngtravellers

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"Please, everyone listen up," pleaded one of the staff at the Orangutan Wildlife Rehabilitation Center outside of Kuching.  "It is now mating season and the orangutans, they are not very happy.  They may look happy, and they may do funny things, ...

Shipwrecked by Sea Stacks, Kuching, Malaysia travel blog

Shipwrecked by Sea Stacks

A travel blog entry by pollyandmikey

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Kuching is a very cool city with lots of excellent day trips and today's outing to Bako National Park was fantastic. After only a 45 minute bus journey and 20 minute boat ride, you find yourself back in the deep jungle. We'd planned to spend most of our ...

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