The Sarawak River divides Kuching and is a focal point in this city. My wife and I when we were newly-weds, went on the Sarawak River Cruise.
|Sarawak River Cruise|
The cruise around the Sarawak River lasted 90 minutes and blended day with night.
The Waterfront area is now an extremely popular hangout place in Kuching where one can take a stroll, eat, or find entertainment.
|Panoramic view of the Sarawak River, downtown Kuching|
The DUN, a Sarawak State Legislative building, now dominates the skyline at the Kuching Waterfront, along with the famous Hilton Hotel which can be seen on the far right in the picture above.
|The DUN sits on the banks of the Sarawak River, Kuching|
|Hanging out at Kuching Waterfront|
And perhaps the biggest attraction is the long line of souvenir shops right opposite the Sarawak River which are a big draw to foreign tourists. I have been frequenting these shops since 2003 and there is so much great Sarawak stuff there. Here's a video of the souvenir shops I shot this year:
If you need to get across to the other side of the river, there is a sampan service. It costs a cheap RM2 per person for a few minutes ride to the other side. Take a look at this sampan ride in the video below: