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Sarawak is Malaysia's largest state, with an area of 124,000km2. A population of 2.5 million people is made up of a multicultural mix of 27 ethnic groups. Sarawak is a biodiversity hotspot, and its forests, caves, wildlife, mountains and beaches are its main attractions.

National Parks

National parks in Sarawak are adorned with rich flora and fauna. Nature has bestowed its beauty on almost every city in Sarawak. The national parks of Sarawak are home to many indigenous plants and animals. Also, these parks are explored not only by tourists but also by adventure enthusiasts as they offer several opportunities for adventures, including jungle treks and trails, diving and cave exploring. Visit national parks in Sarawak to experience the richness of nature!

Kuching City

Kuching is the capital city of Sarawak, built along the banks of the Sarawak River. With a tranquil location, Kuching is home to lovely landscaped parks and gardens, classic colonial buildings, colourful markets, and a beautiful waterfront called the Kuching Waterfront. In addition, many historical places such as The Astana- the palace of White Rajahs, which currently is the official residence of the Governor of Sarawak and Fort Margherita are a must-visit.

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Miri

Miri is emerging as one of Sarawak's most popular tourist destinations. Miri city is the gateway to many national parks, rivers and some best diving sites. Lotus Hill, Taoist Temple are the main attractions of the city.

Sarawak Tourism Complex

Formerly known as the Old Court House Complex, it was built in 1871 as the seat of Sarawak's government and was used for this purpose till 1973. It is a superb collection of buildings, with magnificent belian (ironwood) roofs and beautiful detailing inside and out, reflecting local art forms. The colonial-baroque Clock Tower was added in 1883 and the Charles Brooke Memorial in 1924.

Tua Pek Kong Temple

Tua Pek Kong Temple (also called as Siew San Teng Temple) is a Chinese temple situated near the waterfront of Kuching, Sarawak, opposite the Chinese History Museum. It is the oldest temple in the city and formed a part of the Kuching Heritage Trail. The temple is believed to have been in existence before 1839.

Damai Beach

Damai Beach is Sarawak's most popular and scenic beach, located on the Santubong Peninsula. Besides the beautiful sandy beaches to relax, you can engage in water sports such as jet-skiing and windsurfing. Bird-watchers will enjoy sighting various birds such as Sandpipers, Egrets, Terns, Collared kingfisher, the White-bellied Sea Eagle and Brahminy Kites.

Fort Margherita

Built in 1879, the fort was used by the Brooke dynasty to guard the Sarawak River. It was named after the second Rajah, Charles Brooke's wife. Inside, you will find a police museum that depicts the punishment inflicted upon criminals.

DBKU Orchid Garden

Sarawak's very own State Flower, the Normah Orchid (Phalaenopsis Bellina), is amongst the vast collection of Borneo Orchids found in this garden. The 15.4-acre garden is located opposite the Kuching Waterfront. The Dewan Undangan Negeri (State Legislative Assembly building) is located near the garden.