Top 10 Places To Visit in Sarawak 2023

Sarawak is Malaysia’s largest state that stretches along the island’s northwest coast including several beaches on the South China Sea. Most Sarawakians can speak multi-language as it is a necessity in such a multicultural society. 

Set on the Sarawak River, the capital of Sarawak, Kuching is a busy city with many tourist attractions that can be visited by tourists or locals of the community. The well-known landmarks included the Kuching Waterfront, Coco Cabana and Bako National Park. Here are the top 10 places to visit in Sarawak.

What To Look For In Finding The Perfect Place To Visit?

Being the largest state in Malaysia, it is only safe to assume that Sarawak has tons of attractions that will allure you to go and visit them. Finding the location, planning your budget and doing research are some of the things that you can look for while choosing a place to spend the day with your loved ones. 

  1. Location

Before spending the day in Sarawak, it is best to find the location of the attraction you want to visit to avoid wasting money, time and gas. 

  1. Budget 

No matter where you want to go, always plan your budget first by setting a certain amount of money to spend to help you save some money. 

  1. Do research

Do some research before heading to the attraction so you can get some insights regarding the location. It is better to be prepared to avoid any possible disappointment. 

10 Best Places To Visit in Sarawak 2023

1. Kuching Waterfront

Kuching Waterfront
Image credit: Sarawak Tourism Board

The Kuching Waterfront is the most visited gathering place in the capital city. It conquered about 900 metres along the south bank of the Sarawak river. There are a lot of food stalls, restaurants and street food hawkers that you can find across the streets of this esplanade. A variety of colonial-era buildings have been re-purposed for modern use. During the daytime, the Waterfront offers you a stunning view of the north bank of the river but at nighttime, the whole place is filled with ethnic and contemporary songs by the buskers.

Address: 37, Jalan Main Bazaar, 93000 Kuching, Sarawak

Operations Hours: 24 hours (Daily)

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2. Coco Cabana

Coco Cabana
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Coco Cabana is one of Miri’s popular tourist spots that offer a breezy seaside view and several places to relax in the sun. It is where the iconic seahorse lighthouse is located and among the best locations to enjoy one of Miri’s sunsets as it dips beyond the horizon. There will be a daily evening market but if you like eating even before it opens, the 1511 Cafe is nearby the parking area. This tourist spot is perfect for those that like to stroll along while spending time admiring both the ocean view and sunset. Remember to wear your sunscreen to protect your skin from the blaring sun and to avoid getting sunburns.

Address: Lot 2260, Jln Bandaraya, 98000 Miri, Sarawak

Operations Hours: 11:00 am – 11:00 pm (Monday – Friday)

8:00 am – 11:00 pm (Saturday – Sunday)

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3. Sarawak Cultural Village

Sarawak Cultural Village
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Sarawak Cultural Village is a must-go location as you can get to experience Sarawak and learn about the lifestyles of various ethnic groups in Sarawak and the local culture. There are a fair number of replica buildings that each represent every major ethnic group in Sarawak mainly the Bidayuh, Iban, Orang Ulu, Penan, Melanau, Malay and Chinese. The staff will be in traditional costumes of each ethnic group and will be carrying out traditional activities to engage with the visitors. It also offers an award-winning dance troupe that will entertain you with a multi-cultural dance performance twice a day, at 11:30 am and 4:00 pm.

Address: Pantai Damai Santubong, Kampung Budaya Sarawak, 93752 Kuching, Sarawak

Operations Hours: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (Tuesday – Sunday)

Closed every Monday

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4. Tanjung Batu Beach

Tanjung Batu Beach
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The Tanjung Batu Beach is a well-visited recreational and picnic spot for both locals of the community and tourists. It is located 5km from Bintulu’s town centre which is packed with food and drink stalls along the strip of the beach and fresh coconut juice is the most popular choice of drink. Remember to wear light and comfortable clothes with suitable walking shoes to get the best experience while enjoying the sceneries of this stunning beach. 

Address: Tanjung Batu Road, Bintulu 97000, Sarawak

Operations Hours: 24 hours (Daily)

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5. Semenggoh Nature Reserve

Semenggoh Nature Reserve
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The Semenggoh Nature Reserve is the biggest Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre in Sarawak. It was first established in 1975 as a sanctuary for Orangutans who got injured, orphaned or being kept captive as illegal pets by irresponsible people. At the present, it serves as the centre for Orangutans’ habitat and a place for visitors to educate themselves about the endangered rare species. It is also a habitat for rare flora and fauna like the giant squirrel, gibbons and a magnificent variety of birds. This is the perfect attraction for nature lovers as you can hear a lot of different kinds of noises made by the animals.

Address: KM 20, Jalan Puncak Borneo, 93250 Siburan, Sarawak

Operations Hours: 8:00 am – 10:00 am, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm (Daily)

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6. Cat Museum

Cat Museum
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The Cat Museum is the world’s first cat museum that is dedicated to all the things about felines. It is located in Kuching and is managed by Kuching North City Hall. If you are a cat lover, you have to visit this museum as it has a range of exhibits, photos, feline art and cat souvenirs that can be purchased. It also has a collection of cat artefacts acquired from the National Museum that you can admire while spending your time in the museum. There will be a small fee charged if you like to bring a camera and video camera, RM3 and RM5 respectively. 

Address: Bangunan DBKU, Jalan Semariang, Petra Jaya, 93050 Kuching, Sarawak

Operations Hours: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm  (Daily)

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7. Bako National Park

Bako National Park
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The Bako National Park has been a national park since 1957 and delivers the perfect introduction to Sarawak’s forests and wildlife. Even small in size, Bako has a variety of vegetation, swamp forest, mangrove forest and many more. If you like to hike, this national park is suitable for you as it offers well-marked trails that have interesting walks from serious full-day hikes to short enjoyable strolls while surrounded by lush green forest with wildlife roaming around. It is home to an estimated 275 rare proboscis monkeys that can only be found in Borneo.

Address: Muara Tebas Peninsular, 93000, Kuching

Operations Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm  (Daily)

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8. Jong’s Crocodile Farm

Jongs Crocodile Farm
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Jong’s Crocodile Farm is located in Siburan, Sarawak and is also the first and largest captive breeding crocodile farm in Malaysia. It is set amidst the amazingly green tall tropical trees. You will have the opportunity to be in awe of the snapping jaws, cold eyes and sharp teeth of the crocs at a short distance but worry not as there are metal fences between you and the crocodiles. The visitors also will have the exciting experience of roaming freely among the monkeys, bearcats, leopard-cats, sun-bears, turtlers, pythons and many more.

Address: Jalan Kuching – Serian, 94200 Siburan, Sarawak

Operations Hours: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm  (Daily)

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9. Niah National Park

Niah National Park
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The Niah National Park is located in Miri and has been known as the place of the oldest human remains were discovered in South Asia. It has several incredible caves and archaeological sites for tourists to visit and admire. This national park is surrounded by lush and dense primary rainforest that is home to a large amount of flora and fauna. It is both enjoyable during the day and night so you can visit the park any time you prefer.

Address: Niah National Park, 98200 Miri, Sarawak

Operations Hours: 8:00 am – 1:00 pm (Monday – Sunday)

8:30 am – 1:00 om (Wednesday – Friday)

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10. Darul Hana Bridge

Darul Hana Bridge
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The Darul Hana Bridge is an S-shaped pedestrian suspension bridge that officially opened in November 2017 to the public. It has not one, but two viewing decks that offer you a stunning 360- degree panoramic view of the Sarawak River. This bridge acts as access for pedestrians from the Kuching WaterFront to the villages around it and the city attractions. It is also a perfect place for sunset lovers as it promises you a mesmerising sunset experience.

Address: Darul Hana Bridge, 93000 Kuching, Sarawak

Operations Hours: 6:00 am – 12:00 am (Daily)

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