The largest state of Malaysia, is situated to the southwest of Borneo. The history of the state dates back to more than hundred years. The land famous for its hornbills, keep the tourists spellbound by its rainforests, caves, flora and fauna and diverse ethnic communities.
Kuching is the capital of Sarawak. Kuching Waterfront is situated at the Main Bazaar along Sarawak River. The 1 km long waterfront, also known as the People Place, was built for the people of Sarawak. There are restaurants, entertainment hall and handicraft shops lined all along the waterfront. Several dancing water fountains make the waterfront more attractive.
With a land area of 124,450 sq km, ‘The Land of Hornbills’ Sarawak is the largest state in Malaysia.
The 1.5 million population of the state comprises different ethnic groups each with its unique culture and traditions.
The state of Sarawak is endowed with rich natural resources such as pepper, cocoa, oil palm and petroleum, among others.
In 1839, an Englishman Sir James Brooke arrived in Sarawak at a time when the locals mutinied against the rule of the Sultan of Brunei. Brooke helped suppress the rebels and was conferred rajah or ruler of Sarawak by the Sultan. His descendant Sir Charles Vyner Brooke ceded the state to Britain at the end of World War II and Sarawak became a British colony until it gained independence and joined Malaysia in 1963.
The state of Sarawak has a fair share of tourist attractions, including Sarawak Museum claiming to be one of the most comprehensive in South East Asia, colourful ethnic traditions and festivities, as well as marvellous national parks.
Among the many natural wonders in the state are Mulu and Niah caves, and the breathtaking Bako National Park.