Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Step Away From The Hedgehog: Things to do in Kuching

There are two things which are pointed out to you as you arrive in Kuching.

One, as the capital city of Sarawak is its proximity to Borneo.

The second is the importance of cats.

Kuching is the cat city, which is why a 15ft statue of a waving cat sits in front of the archway beckoning you in.

Having a cat themed trip in Kuching is perfectly possible but the city offers a great many other treats.

Semenggoh Rehabilitation Centre

As Kuching is a gateway to Malaysian Borneo, it is usual for people to be lured this way by the promise of exotic plants and animals, including Orangutans.

By far the easiest way to see them in this area is by visiting the Semenggoh rehabilitation centre.

First established in 1975, the centre is now home to a number of semi wild Orangutans who have been reintroduced into the natural reserve. 

The K6 bus from the main bus station costs 4rm each way and takes about an hour.

The bus leaves every few hours throughout the day but its best to get the 7am one to get to Semenggoh in time for the 9 o’clock feed.

If you’re in any doubt, its the one with all the tourists on it.

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