Kuching, the capital of Sarawak, is a pleasant town with many green areas and interesting colonial era buildings. Kuching was originally part of the Brunei sultanate but was ceded in 1841 to James Brooke as a reward for help in putting down the Bidayuh rebellion. James Brooke made Kuching his capital and headquarters and subsequently expanded his territory, annexing the rest of Sarawak. Kuching can serve as a base to explore the region and nearby national parks. The Sarawak river separates the south and north of Kuching. Kuching means 'cat' in Malay language, which is why there are a couple of cat monuments there. The city is considered one of the cleanest cities in Malaysia.

01 Cat statue and fountain 02 Cat statue and fountain 03 Sarawak Plaza shopping mall 04 Jalan Padungan street
05 Tunku Abdul Rahman road 06 Crowne Plaza Riverside Hotel and shopping complex 07 Tunku Abdul Rahman road 08 Shophouses on Jalan Main Bazaar 09 Shophouses on Jalan Main Bazaar
10 Shophouses in Leboh Wayang street 11 OCBC bank building 12 Bandaraya column monument 13 Bandaraya column monument 14 Five-foot covered walkway 15 Shophouses
16 James Brooke cafe and Hilton hotel 17 Shophouses 18 Jalan Padungan street 19 Pedestrian area 20 Kuching Division Mosque 01 Square tower
02 Square tower 03 Wall with stone carvings 04 Bronze dragon statue on river 05 Astana palace
06 Astana palace 07 Monument to Charles Brooke 08 Old court house 09 Old court house 10 Old court house
11 Fountain 12 Tua Pek Kong Chinese temple 13 Tua Pek Kong Chinese temple 14 Gurudwara Sahib Sikh temple 15 Tua Pek Kong Chinese temple at dusk
16 Tua Pek Kong Chinese temple at dusk 17 Sarawak river with tower and Astana at night 18 Astana palace at night 19 Square tower at night
01 Palm trees on waterfront at night 02 Palm trees on waterfront at night 03 Palm trees on waterfront at night 04 James Brooke cafe 05 Waterfront tower at night
06 Kuching parliament at night 07 Kuching parliament at night 08 Waterfront and Sarawak river at night 09 Waterfront and Sarawak river at night
10 Slippers 11 Pepper bag 12 Rice bags 13 Souvenir handicraft shop 14 Souvenir handicraft shop
15 Shopping complex at night 16 Neon lights 17 Topspot seafood food court at night 18 Topspot seafood centre at night 19 Topspot seafood restaurant at night
20 Topspot seafood restaurant at night 01 Kuching skyline 02 Hotel Hilton 03 Khatulistiwa cafe 04 Waterfront
05 Waterfront 06 Waterfront 07 Waterfront 08 Waterfront 09 Waterfront
10 James Brooke cafe and Hilton hotel 11 James Brooke cafe 12 Large trees 13 Sarawak river
14 Sarawak river 15 Sarawak river 16 Sarawak river 17 River jetty
18 River taxis 19 Yellow river taxi 20 Yellow river taxi 21 Kuching parliament building 22 Kuching parliament building
23 Al Fayad restaurant
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