Sarawak Attractions

Sarawak attractions range from natural wildlife to museums showcasing the rich and diverse culture of the Land of The Hornbill. 

Its culture is a mixture of all the ethnics groups that form Sarawak and historical events that helped shape its existence.

The land of the White Rajah’s, it has much more to offer than you know.

Being the third largest islands in the world, it is home to one of the world’s best kept secrets.

Here is a list of Sarawak attractions which you may find you’d like to visit:

Gunung Mulu National Park

Mulu National Park

When you talk about Asia tourist attractions, the Gunung Mulu National park is one of the best.

Located near Miri, this is a true nature lover’s paradise. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site famous for the Mulu Caves Project.

It got its name by virtue of one of the three mountains at the park, Gunung Mulu, Gunung Api and Gunung Benarat.

The famous caves at the Gunung Mulu National park Deer cave and Cave of the Winds are one of the best preserved caves in the world.

Tourists can easily get tours of these caves. Your travel to Sarawak is incomplete without a visit here, with flora preserved to its best.

Sarawak Cultural Village

Sarawak Cultural Village

Located 35 kilometres away from Sarawak, the Sarawak cultural village is a place where you can see the major ethnic group’s daily lifestyle.

It exhibits how different ethnic groups live. With seven houses found on a piece of 17-achres of land, it even has a 35 minute show where you can enjoy cultural dances and performances.

The Sarawak cultural village was built to increase and enhance tourism in Sarawak.

This is one of the most amazing of Sarawak attractions.

Sarawak Rivers

Rajang River

Sarawak is famous for its rivers.

The longest river in Malaysia, the Sungai Rajang, also lies in Sarawak.

There are many boat rides which offer you an amazing view of the famous Sarawak rainforests and also long house communities which reside along these rivers.

Sibu Heritage Centre

Sibu Heritage Centre

It’s a museum which showcases the how Sibu came to become one of the large cities in Sarawak.

It mostly showcases how the Chinese came to Sibu and their contributions in creating the Sibu society.

Other ethics groups’ heritage which you will also find here is the Ibans, Melanaus and the Malays.

You will also come across stuffed animals which form part of the Sarawak Heritage like the Orang Utan and The Great Hornbill.

Semenggoh Wildlife Centre

Semenggoh Wildlife

This is a centre dedicated to preserving the existence of wild animals which have been injured, orphaned or handicapped by prolonged captivity.

The main attraction here however is the famous Orang Utan of Sarawak. The best time to view these intelligent animals is during feed time. 

You will see them in their natural habitat. Among the Asia tourist attractions, the Orang Utan is one of the most famous as it has found its place in millions of hearts all around the world, due to its intelligence.

Show your support for these endangered animals by visiting the Semenggoh Wildlife Centre.

Bako National Park

Bako National Park

Among Sarawak Attractions, this is one of the most famous. It is the oldest national park in Sarawak.

Size wise, it’s the smallest national park in Sarawak. Yet it the most complete national parks in Sarawak in terms of its Flora, as almost every type of flora found in Borneo can also be found here.

It is home to numerous animals. Don’t take my word for it. Go and experience it.

Crocodile Farms

Sarawak Crocodile Farm

Sarawak is famous for its large crocodiles. There is a famous story of a large white crocodile’ The Bujang Senang, which is said to be so large.

It could easily topple a whole load of boat. Legend or reality, no idea.

There are many crocodile farms in Sarawak. Among them are the Jong’s Crocodile farm, about 29 kilometers from Kuching, and the Miri Crocodile Farm.

Visit them and find out for yourself how large the Sarawak crocodiles really are.

Cat Museum

Kuching Cat Museum

The English translation for Kuching is cat. A city which’s name is equivalent to the name cat, should at least have a cat museum, which it does by the way.

The cat is one of the most loved animals among Malaysian. These animals are far from extinct here, the opposite actually.

It’s probably the first of its kind in the world and contains artifacts and memorabilia’s from all around the world. There is no entrance fee and was developed to enhance tourism in Sarawak.

An amazing place such as Sarawak deserves more than 3 or 4 days of your time. Plan your trip well so that you can visit as many as these destinations possible.

More about Sarawak Attractions

  • Fort Margherita
  • Astana
  • Heroes Graves and War Memorial
  • The Kuching Waterfront
  • Tua Pek Kong Temple
  • Sea Horse Sculpture
  • Iban Longhouse
  • Seven Storey Pagoda

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