Kuching: kultur, mat og historie

Utvalgte utflukter i Kuching med fokus på kultur, mat og historie.

Turene bestiller du på forhånd og kan skreddersys i lag med resten av reisen. Turene under er på privat basis med egen guide med mindre annet står spesifisert. Selve utfluktsbeskrivelsene er på engelsk. Ta kontakt ved eventuelle spørsmål.

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Walk the White Rajah Trail

Tour Highlights: The Astana, Old Court House, Waterfront Jetty, take a sampan across the Sarawak River, Fort Margherita.

Kuching is a perfect city to enjoy on foot! Walk down the streets and alleys the three «white kings» already used to take during their reign of 100 years. Let the sights, sounds and smells of old Asia fill your senses with awe and discover at the same time how the Rajahs left their trademark, building those beautiful colonial buildings, like the Astana or the old Court House. Walk to the Waterfront jetty and, like already Rajah James Brooke used to do, take a sampan (river taxi) across the Sarawak river to stroll through a small Malay village up the hill to Fort Margherita, where you can learn more about the White Rajahs at The Brooke Gallery. Explore the old streets of Carpenter, Gambier & India, old alleys, corridors and the oldest Indian mosque in Kuching, as well as the oldest Chinese temple in Sarawak.

Avganger: daglig.
Varighet: 9:30 – 12:30 og 14:00 – 17:00.
Pris: kontakt oss.
Inkludert: engelsktalende guide og eventuelle inngangsbilletter.

> Denne utflukten er inkludert i reiseforslaget: Sarawaks høydepunkter + badeferie!

 

DISCOVER KUCHING’S OLD CHINESE TRADES WITH MRS. MEI LEO

Chinese pioneers first came to Sarawak as explorers and traders along ancient trade routes as early as the 6th century. During the 1870’s following an invitation by Charles Brooke, the second White Rajah of Sarawak, many Hokkien-Chinese from Fugian province in China settled in Sarawak to pursue their trades. Nowadays the Chinese make up for the second largest ethnic group in Sarawak. In Kuching’s Chinatown many of them still pursue their old trades.

Meet Mrs. Mei Leo at your hotel lobby and walk together to the Chinese History Museum located at the idyllic Kuching Waterfront. After a short introduction about the Chinese heritage in Kuching, follow Mrs. Mei Leo to stroll along Ewe Hai Street with its traditional Chinese shop houses, many of which have been occupied by the same family for generations. Here you can discover the old Chinese trades!

First you will visit a Sinseh, a Chinese traditional medicine man. Chinese traditional medicine originated as early as 3000 BC in China. Along with their religions and way of life, the Chinese in Kuching have brought their special brands of medicine, largely consisting of plants. Watch the Sinseh practise this ancient art and if you wish you can even have a personal medical consultation!

Next Mrs. Mei Leo will bring you to a Pak Tik to learn about the trades of a tin smith. Watch how the Chinese tin smiths handcraft all sorts of tin products such as coffee jugs, mailboxes, serving trays and lamps. Don’t be shy and try your own tin smith skills! You may craft your own little tin tray or box and keep it as a souvenir!

Continue your stroll through Chinatown and stop by at a Hio Chek, a shop which trades Chinese ceremonial items such as joss sticks, candles and offerings for the ancestors. Listen to Mrs. Mei Leo’s explanations about the Chinese believes in life after death and the worshipping of the ancestors, before visiting a Chinese temple where you might be able to witness the actual worshipping.

Before walking back to the hotel, you will stop at an old Chinese coffee shop to enjoy a typical Chinese noodle dish and a cup of coffee. Watch the Chinese Towkay brewing your coffee the old way without coffee machines!

Avganger: daglige avganger (felles og privat) untatt helligdager.
Varighet: ca. 9:30 – 13:30.
Pris: kontakt oss.
Inkludert: engelsktalende guide.

 

KUCHING FOOD TOUR – JALAN-JALAN, CARI MAKAN!

Tour Highlights: Typical coffee shop, tasting typical local dishes.

Malaysia, often referred to as a «cultural melting pot» combines Malay, Chinese, and Indian culture. A unique mixture which can hardly be found in any other country and which is reflected in the great variety of «Malaysian cuisine».

Follow your guide on this culinary tour through Kuching and let yourself be introduced to Sarawak’s signature dishes. Start this tour, sitting down in a typical coffee shop, tasting some typical local dishes of your choice: Indian, Malay or Chinese. During the tour, see how important food is in Malaysian daily life and find out more about the different cultures at the same time. Learn more about spices at Gambier street, see what «Kek Lapis» is made of and give «Teh Tank» a try…

Got curious? Well then: «Jalan-jalan, can makan!»

Avganger: daglige avganger untatt helligdager.
Varighet: ca. 9:30 – 13:30.
Pris: kontakt oss.
Inkludert: privat transport, engelsktalende guide, smaksprøver.

 

KUCHING CYCLING TOUR – THE KAMPONG RIDE

Tour Highlights: Discover the hidden gems of Kuching, Malay Wooden Stilt House, open-air Market of Kubah Ria.

Get on a bicycle and discover the hidden gems of Kuching — the Malay kampongs lining the banks of the great Sarawak river! Experience first-hand how the kampong folks live by visiting a traditional Malay wooden stilt house full of historical stories to tell.

Along the way, we will explore the vibrant and exotic open-air market of Kubah Ria. Experience the vibrant colour of tropical fresh fruits and vegetables, shop for local handicrafts at non-tourist price, and discover a whole range of jungle produce including unique wild fern, exotic vegetables as well as orchid plants. The market is a ‘must-visit’ especially for weekend visitors (Saturdays & Sundays).

Avganger: daglige fellesavganger.
Varighet: ca. 8:00 – 11:00.
Pris: kontakt oss.
Inkludert: fellestransport, engelsktalende guide og eventuelle inngangsbilletter.

> Denne utflukten er inkludert i reiseforslaget: Sarawaks høydepunkter + badeferie!

 

MALAYSIAN HOME COOKING – A CULINARY EXPERIENCE

Tour Highlights: Cooking Traditional Food, local Market.

Fancy learning how to cook traditional Malaysian food? This tour gives you the choice of learning how to cook traditional Malay, Indian or Chinese every day food.

Depending on your choice, a Malay, Indian or Chinese family living in Kuching will invite you into their home and show you how to make traditional local food. Before you start your cooking session you follow your guide to a local market to buy all the ingredients needed. As a guest in the family’s house, you can observe the Malaysian way of life. For example, don’t forget to take off your shoes when you walk into the house. You will go with our guide who will give you more information about the customs of Malaysian family life. During each cooking session, which lasts for about 2-3 hours, you will be able to try your hands on cooking.

After the cooking session, you will be invited to eat with the family and to taste your own cooking.

Avganger: daglige fellesavganger.
Varighet: ca. 16:00 – 19:00/20:00
Pris: kontakt oss.
Inkludert: fellestransport, engelsktalende guide.

 

SAMPAN SUNSET CRUISE WITH HOME-COOKED MALAY DINNER

Tour Highlights: Kuching Waterfront, Sampan (River Taxi), breathtaking sunset (If weather permits), local dinner.

In the late afternoon your guide will meet you at your hotel and together you will walk to the quaint Kuching Waterfront with a long stretch of tropical gardens, along the Sarawak river. The most unique feature about Kuching’s Waterfront are the traditional sampans — small gable-roofed wooden boats which serve as water taxi, carrying passengers from one riverbank to the other. Listen to your guide’s explanation about the history of Kuching’s river taxis, which date back to the era of Sarawak’s White Rajahs, while strolling along the Waterfront towards the sampan jetty.

Upon arrival at the jetty, you will board a sampan and cruise along the Sarawak river. You will be awed by the striking contrast of the bustling modern city centre on one side of the river, and the serenity of typical Malay villages on the other side. The cruise will also pass some of the colonial buildings from the era of the White Rajahs, providing you with a good opportunity to take lovely pictures while your guide introduces you to the unique history of Sarawak and its Rajahs. If weather permits, you will witness a breathtaking sunset over the Sarawak river.

Disembark at one of the Malay villages lined along the river and visit a Malay family home to enjoy a typical local dinner. Here you can have a chat with the boatman and the family with the help of your guide as translator. Get an insight into the daily life and the culture of the local Malay people.

After this unique experience, the boatman will send you back across the river and you will return to your hotel.

Avganger: daglige fellesavganger.
Varighet: ca. 17:30 – 20:30.
Pris: kontakt oss.
Inkludert: fellestransport, engelsktalende guide, middag.

 

SUNSET RIVER CRUISE ON MV EQUATORIAL

Tour Highlights: Kuching Waterfront, MV Equatorial, sunset.

In the late afternoon you will be picked up from your hotel and proceed to the Kuching Waterfront with a long stretch of tropical gardens, along the Sarawak river. Here you will board the MV Equatorial to embark on a sunset cruise on the famous Sarawak river. You will be awed by the striking contrast of the bustling modern city centre on one side of the river, and the serenity of typical Malay villages on stilts on the other side of the river. Enjoy the beautiful scenery during sunset, which adds a very special atmosphere to it!

The cruise will end at the Kuching Waterfront. Your guide will bring you back to your hotel.

Avganger: daglige fellesavganger.
Varighet: ca. 17:00 – 18:30.
Pris: kontakt oss.
Inkludert: fellestransport, engelsktalende guide.

 

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