Known as “The City of Unity”, Kuching boasts a colorful and culturally diverse landscape rich in both history and advancements of modern day technologies. Located in Malaysia’s largest state of Sarawak, Kuching is the state’s capital city and home to 650,000 people. Not only is the region recognized for its thousands of species of flora and fauna, but more importantly, for the harmonious multi-cultural, multi-ethnic and multi-religious community, where 28 different ethnic groups reside peacefully. Sarawak will transport you to a unique world where its misty mountains and green jungles border the ultra-modern city lights, while offering a variety of adventures at your finger tips.
Traveling to Kuching
Most nationalities do not require travel visas for social or business visits to Malaysia. Visitors to Malaysia however, must have a valid passport or travel document with a minimum validity of 6 months beyond the stay period. Citizens of countries that require a visa can learn more and apply at the nearest Malaysian overseas mission or log onto imi.gov.my/index.php/en/
Accomodations in Kuching
Kuching offers a great variety of centrally located lodging options, priced to satisfy every budget. Choices range from home stays, to cheap and chic motels, to luxury international branded hotels, to thematic boutique hotels. Many of the hotels are located in the city and within walking distance of other hotels and major tourist attractions.
Kuching offers an exciting landscape to discover. Check out the tourism sites below to to start planning your pre or post-Summit explorations!
Kuching enjoys sunshine throughout the year, just like any other tropical city. Rain and showers occur occasionally, but it is recommended to visit Kuching during the “hot season”, which is from March to October. The average temperature to expect in Kuching in September ranges from 23-32 °C (73-90 °F).