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We spent 17 days in the Kuching area, 5 of them in Kuching the rest in surrounding parks. Kuching isn't much to see... it has an interesting waterfront with hawkers and great food courts; some interesting museums; and excellent fresh seafood. Otherwise it is a typical SE Asian city. While we were in the city we did a sunset river cruise, spent a …
... centre, and the fact that bus schedules seem to shorten sporadically, and alter at the whim of the driver, it made it a very difficult plan to execute.
A second day we turned up hopefully at the bus station and waited for one of the four buses a day that were supposed to go there, only to see the bus sailing past from a side street.
On the third day we decided to give up on the buses and instead hired a minibus and driver to take us to Matang, wait for us and bring ...
... them to the car park by the feeding platforms (i assume they had hired them for a couple hours). We felt that we had got value for our money and were especially lucky as it was just the two of us and got Alex's undivided attention - he brought along golf umbrellas for us and was great at spotting the orang-utans a from far off, telling us all about them and their history and also filling us in on local culture and news etc. Anyway, back at the hotel and the rain had abated, ...
... to tip as more passengers entered so we had to balance ourselves out so as not to sink.
The boat was heading to the Astana and charged 1Rm (.35 cents). The Astana was a gated and locked compound as was the State Parliament. I asked some guards who said there was no public access. They also said ...
... With all our warnings we set off along the forest path with the crowd to the main feeding platform just a few hundred meters in. On the way we passed many interesting trees and then suddenly Ally pointed out an Orang Utan swinging through the trees and heading for the platform. As we arrived at the viewing area we watched as the female monkey gracefully swung in on long ropes and then climbed down them to the food. Hanging from a tree on the other side was ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
The hotel has a rather tired look and feel but it is clean, well located, provides great service (tries very hard to be a 5 star) and is priced well compared to other hotels in Kuching's golden triangle.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.