Reasons To Visit Kuching
Situated on the island of Borneo in the state of Sarawak, Kuching is one of the most popular destinations in Malaysia offering an ideal blend of culture, nature and modern attractions to suit people of all tastes. Be sure to check out some of the heritage sites in the area like the Tua Pek Kong Temple and the Kuching City Mosque, while the city also boasts many fine museums like the Sarawak Museum which is the oldest in the state at over a century old. Be sure to get out and about and explore the region, with many exciting excursions available such as hiking, trekking and scuba diving trips.
Arriving In Kuching
Kuching International Airport is situated just 10 km away from Kuching and ranks as Malaysia’s fourth busiest airport handling a range of domestic and regional flights. Travelers looking to book flights from the UAE to Kuching won’t be able to make the journey nonstop as there are no airlines providing direct flights from anywhere in the UAE. However, the airport has regular connections from Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, so it is straightforward to make the journey to Kuching from the UAE with only one stopover. And if you're planning a stopover in the Malaysian capital, check out our guide to the Best things to do in Kuala Lumpur: the low-down on KL!.
At Kuching International Airport travelers can enjoy an extensive range of amenities and facilities, so there are plenty of things to keep yourself occupied with. There are a variety of restaurants, cafés and eateries located around the airport, where you can also browse through retail and duty-free shopping during your stay. The airport also provides travelers with free Wi-Fi, so you can get online without paying a thing. Once your flight has touched down at the airport you can go with the budget option and travel into the city by public bus, or you can arrange for a prepaid taxi to reach your destination directly. Alternatively, you could consider renting a car in Kuching.
Kuching Travel Information
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UAE nationals looking to fly to Malaysia are able to enter the country without a visa for a period of up to 90 days. In Kuching it rains very frequently, especially from October until February, while temperatures stay relatively consistent with average highs of 30 to 32 degrees. If you want to visit when rainfall is at a minimum then sometime between May and September would be ideal. You will need to put your clocks forward by four hours to get on local time in Kuching, while the currency you will need is the Malaysian ringgit.
If you're thinking of exploring more of the country, read our guide to the top places to visit in Malaysia.
* This information is correct as of February 2018
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