Exploring Kuching With Hilton: A Once-In-A-Lifetime Experience With Nature
KUCHING, Malaysia - A land rich with culture and history, Kuching is an alluring enigma to locals and tourists. The capital city of Sarawak is one of two states situated on the island of Borneo, renowned globally for its natural beauty. It is fondly referred to as Cat City by locals, and for good reason.
Yet, the drawing factors to visit the largest city in Borneo extends far beyond its feline features; chiefly among them is its range of once-in-a-lifetime experiences. With Hilton, your travel stories are about to get a whole lot better. Here’s why:
Monkey business at Semenggoh Orangutan Sanctuary
With their uncanny human-like disposition and ability to learn sign language, orangutans are considered one of the world's smartest primates and are predominantly native to the island of Borneo. Recent years saw the disastrous decline of the species due to massive deforestation.
Visiting an orangutan sanctuary not only affords you with an unforgettable time in Kuching, but also a chance to support the conservation efforts to protect one of Earth's most intelligent residents. Located just 12 miles from Kuching, Semenggoh Orangutan Sanctuary is the best place to get up close and personal with the creatures. The gangly animals are allowed to roam freely while visitors are given the opportunity to witness the shy primates during the daily feeding times (twice a day).
Cruise along the Sarawak River in a sampan
For nature lovers, hiring a sampan to meander down the Sarawak River before sunset is the best introduction to the urban city. Set against a backdrop of distant mountains, you will come across picturesque Malay kampong-s (villages), a golden-domed mosque, a Victorian fort, a fleet of 19th century Chinese shop houses, and an imposing wooden-roofed palace.
Pay a visit to the city’s namesake, The Cat Museum
The word kucing means cat in the Bahasa Malaysia, which explains where the city’s cat obsession stems from. Housed in the North Kuching City Hall, the museum is the place to learn all about felines and their history with this city.
References to the aloof animal are ubiquitous – the city’s crest features a pair of justice scales and a golden cat with four cats flanking the bottom, there is a learning institution named I-CATS (abbreviation for International College of Advanced Technology Sarawak), and the city’s local radio station is called Cats FM.
To round up your purr-fect day out, drop in to Meow Meow Cat Café, a few doors away from the Cat Museum, for a chance to cuddle the lovable felines.
Take in the spectacular view of the Kuching Waterfront from the comfort of your room
Hilton Kuching is a mere 20 minutes’ drive from the airport, and is where all Kuching journeys should begin. Strategically located to face the Sarawak River, the hotel’s floor-to-ceiling windows ensure guests can partake the calm cityscape from your room. Famed for its hospitality, each stylish room features modern amenities and special touches such as an indulgent pillow menu and Japanese cotton kimono for its Suites and Executive Rooms respectively.
Room prices start from USD66nett per night.
If you would like to participate in any of the activities listed, simply call ‘0’ for MAGIC and share your request with a Hilton Team Member, or speak to the team at the front desk.
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