About the area:
Kuching, the state capital, is one of the most surprising and interesting cities in Southeast Asia. With its romantic and unlikely history, its rich and varied architectural heritage, and the relaxed hospitality of its charming citizens, Kuching is far more than just a jumping-off point for Sarawak's interior.
The Sarawak River is Kuching's main artery and the reason for the city's existence. In days gone by its banks were hives of trading activity, watched over by the White Rajah from his riverside palace. Today, the river remains the focal point of city life. The beautifully landscaped Kuching Waterfront is popular with foreign visitors and locals alike, and provides an excellent starting point for a tour of the city.