A visit to Kuching is incomplete without visiting its scenic attraction, the Kuching Waterfront.
Khatulistiwa Cafe and Restaurant with its Bidayuh's Baruk architecture. This is basically the starting point for the Kuching Waterfront.
There are a few work of art and sculptures around the Waterfront. I particularly like the cat sculptures.
This sculpture is the work of Ramlan Abdullah. The tripod structure embedded in the solid rock symbolizes the stability and strength of Sarawak State. Each of the sub components in this structure signify something and is well explained in the embedded plaque.
Convenient food and drink stalls can be found along the waterfront. Souvenir and handicraft stalls usually will be available at night.
Malay villages (kampungs) across the Sarawak River. The villages can be reached by taking the boat (sampan) for a fee of RM0.50
The new DUN complex is actually the Sarawak State Legislative Assembly Complex. The construction is almost complete
The Astana, just next to the new DUN complex is where the head of the state resides. Built in 1870 by Charles Brooke as a bridal gift to his wife Margaret.
Sarawak River Cruise is available for RM60 for adult and RM30 for children. Depart from Kuching Waterfront jetty at 5.30pm
Chinese History Museum (open from 9am-4.30pm except for 1st day of public holiday) is located at the waterfront. This structure used to be Chinese Chamber of Commerce Building which once used courthouse for Sarawakian Chinese. The White Rajah at the time wish the Chinese to manage their own affair and hence the construction of this colonial squarish building.
Just opposite the Chinese History Museum is the Tua Pek Kong Temple. This is the oldest Chinese temple in Kuching.
By the way, the new budget hotel, Tune Hotel is just a stone throw away from the Waterfront. Tune Hotel is exactly opposite Hilton Hotel.
This observation tower at the other end of the waterfront is closed during my visit here.
Some word of caution. There had been many reports of snatch thefts and robbery at the Waterfront, especially at night. I personally been at the Waterfront once for 3 nights in a row without any incident. I been told I was just lucky and was advised to stay away from the waterfront, especially at night.