In pictures: The charm and elegance of Kuching, Malaysia
KUCHING has to be one of the most laid back, elegant and attractive centres in Southeast Asia. Lying on the banks of the Sarawak River, it’s the capital city of the province of the same name in east Malaysia. And while just 90 minutes by aeroplane from the national capital of Kuala Lumpur it’s a world away in terms of pace and lifestyle.
The city boasts a tropical rainforest climate and is replete with lawns, parks and flora that help give it a green touch. The high humidity doesn’t encourage over activity but there is plenty of bustle and points of interest to make it one of the most enjoyable places you’ll visit in Malaysia.
Must sees include the Sunday market, watery sojourns by ferry on the river – or simply watching the fishermen, the old fort, various Chinese temples and a visit to one or more of the national parks nearby. There are also some fine colonial buildings, excellent dining options and good museums – in other words plenty to keep you actively engaged.
These images should give a taste of what’s on offer.
All images are by Joanne Lane from www.visitedplanet.com