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Living in Kuching, Malaysia:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

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If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Kuching, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked nine people living in Kuching what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:

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Kuching is the capital of Sarawak, a beautiful city with lots of greens and wonderful friendly people. It is a multi racial city where Malays, Chinese, Indians, Ibans, Dayaks and other ethnic races come together. You will be amazed to see them sitting in the same shops or restaurants regardless of their religions, ones that you can’t capture in other parts of Malaysia. Something that is wonderful among the locals. There are local and western cuisines, drinks like coffee to alcoholic beverages are plentiful here. The city is getting crowded with more development for the past few years but still it’s not hard to get around and the new government is trying to make new plans with new infrastructure to revive the city for the people. And to those who are adventurous, just outside of Kuching there are more nature wonders to explore. For those who are keen to visit, the people of Kuching welcome you with a smile!

Kuching is the capital in the state of Sarawak. it is the most happening city in Borneo Malaysia. You can always find good food and friendly people all around the city. One of the most famous food you can buy from Kuching is the colorful layer cake. Kuching is a safe place to live, and to travel. There are many attractions in the city for sightseeing, including natural reserves parks and mountains with breathtaking views.

Kuching is a city where people can come to find rest and enjoy themselves. Kuching is a city where its calming and it is not a busy city like Kuala Lumpur. Kuching is also a hidden food haven. You will be able to find different local delicacies that you cannot find elsewhere.

In Kuching, public transport is an uncommon and difficult way of travelling around the city, so you will need to invest in a motorcycle or a car in order be able to get around easier. Walking from place to place is also inconvenient as buildings are not packed closely together. If you dislike the hot tropical weather, then it’s probably not a good idea to live in Kuching.

Kuching city is the capital of Sarawak. It is a city with colourful cultural heritage. The people in this city are friendly, helpful, pleasant and unique in their culture and diverse ethnicity. It has many street stalls which is has become a tourist attraction for its variety of local food, handicrafts and souvenirs. The standard of living in Kuching is moderately affordable.

Richard, says: 2020

this city can offer plenty in terms of quality living. One such example would be the relatively low living cost compared to other cities in the state. There is a variety of food to choose from due to the multicultural society in the city.

Tashfia, says: 2020

Kuching City is well known for its friendly people and melting pot of races and religion. It is also the capital of Sarawak State. The word “Kuching” means “cat”. One can see the statue of cats in the city’s golden triangle center. The State Government has a vision for Kuching to become a healthy city to enhance the quality of life for the people.

Weather in Kuching is either hot or wet year-round. Secondly food – if they are a foodie, one should consider moving here as we have a lot of food ranging from Asian to Western cuisine – could be quite spicy but if they have a strong stomach and curious mind, they should be all right. Nightlife is non-existent.

Biaoli, says: 2020

The city that I live in is a quiet and peaceful city. Known as the “cat city”, Kuching is famous for its local delicacies such as kolo mee, Sarawak laksa and our native food like “terung Assam”, which is our local eggplant cooked in a tamarind broth, and “ayam pansuh”, which is chicken cooked in bamboo.

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