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Awesome Things To See And Do In Sarawak Beyond Kuching City

The Land of the Hornbills, Sarawak is one of the most fascinating states in Malaysia. With natural wonders, diversified culture and of course, tasty food.

The capital, Kuching, is normally the first stop or can be said as the getaway to a wonderful exploration of Sarawak but it shouldn’t end there. Here are the top things to see and do in Sarawak that goes beyond the iconic city of cat :

#1. Gua Niah / Niah Caves

Niah National Park, located within Miri Division, Sarawak, Malaysia, is the site of the Niah Caves limestone cave and archaeological site. Well-known for the site where a 40,000-year-old human remains were discovered, Niah National Park also offers a lot of activities that suitable for all.

The area was a major centre of human settlement as early as 40,000 years ago and features one of the world’s largest cave entrances, Palaeolithic and Neolithic burial sites and iron-age cave paintings.

#2. Canada Hill

Located in Miri, Canada Hill is a limestone bridge that overlooks Miri, it does offer a stunning view of the city and the sea. It is said that this is the site where oil was first struck by Sarawak Shell in 1910 and is considered as Malaysia’s petroleum industry.

The hill is also popular among locals for its hiking trails, which range from challenging to moderate and most people will come here for the sunset view besides visiting the ‘Grand Old Lady’ which is the Oil Well No.1 that sits at the top of this hill.

#3. Gunung Mulu National Park

If you want to do something adventurous, you should go to Gunung Mulu National Park and try to conquer the Pinnacles, a collection of sharp limestone that clings on the side of Gunung Api.

Do expect to spend more than one night over here because the excursion will take around 3 days in total. More detailed information can be read at the posting, here. Or simply click the links provided.

Planning A Trip To Gunung Mulu National Park

#4. Siniawan Night Market

A 40-minute drive away from Kuching, the sleepy town of Siniawan feels like it was left behind in time. Old-school wooden shop-houses line the streets, which are transformed into a bustling outdoor market every night from Friday to Sunday.

While the food stalls generally sell Chinese food, you will also find some stalls selling Malay and native food.

#5. Sibu Central Market

From Kuching, the town can be reached by plane (40 minutes), bus (half a day) or for the adventurous who want a great experience, by boat (5.5 hours). Located at the confluence of the Rejang and Igan Rivers, approximately 130 km from the South China Sea, Sibu is the LARGEST port and commercial centre in the Rejang Basin and also the gateway to Central Sarawak.

Located on Jalan Channel opposite the Express Boat Passenger Terminal, Sibu Central Market is Malaysia’s largest indoor market. It features both a wet and dry market, the market is teeming with locals in the morning.

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