Insta-worthy spot in Sarawak Borneo for Borneo Holidays
Sarawak Borneo is the largest state in Malaysia, and it is located in Borneo Island ( the third largest island in the world after Greenland and New Guinea). Sarawak Borneo is known to many for its tropical rainforest and myriad species of Borneo Wildlife, as well as rare plant species. Apart from that, its natural wonders of cave systems and the longest river in Malaysia, Rajang River, can be found within Sarawak Borneo. Moreover, Sarawak Borneo also holds many interesting histories and exotic culture for travelers to experience. From the unique architecture of longhouses to the beautiful British Colonial buildings, Sarawak Borneo is truly an admirable place for travelers to experience the difference for their Borneo Holidays.
a) Chinatown, Carpenter Street
Chinatown Arch. Photo by: Lanakhlaken
Table with a view of the iconic Dewan Undangan across the river. Photo by: Uisa278
An iconic place to explore in Kuching city during the day or night. The red archway indicates the entry point of this Chinatown in Kuching city, known to many locals for being the popular shopping and eating spot. Apart from that, the refurbished of old shophouses are surprisingly nice to look at, as the walls and doors were painted brightly. Most of the shops in Carpenter Street are selling non-touristy stuff, such as bicycle shops, bookstores, hardware stores, antique furniture shops and local coffee shops. Take a stroll along the Carpenter street, and be amazed at garbage-free, amazing mural paintings on the wall and less vehicle moving around the area.
b) Cat Statues in Kuching City
Kuching city’s name was believed to have come from the word Kucing in the Malaysian Language, which means cat. There are few cat statues that can be found in Kuching City, where it does not only give a unique feel to the city but can also be a perfect photography subject. This is, after all, Kuching City known as “Cat City”, so, taking photos of the cat statues is obligatory and a thing to do when in Kuching!
c) Mulu Pinnacles
Mulu Pinnacle ✔ A hike that is 2nd toughest I had encountered after Rinjani A total hike of 7 hours and a half, with inclinations all the way, and sharp rocks along the way, with this amazing view at the end. No edit. No filter. Nature at its best. Travel when you can, explore while you able. #travel#travelphotography#nature#naturephotography#mulu#mulupinnacles
Natural wonders in Sarawak Borneo will never cease to amaze visitors of its awesome creations, especially the Mulu Pinnacles which located in Gunung Mulu National Park. Centuries of water have eroded and dissolved the rock forming into razor sharp spikes that tower about 45-meter high above the surrounding vegetation. Travelers would need to go through a tough and challenging trail in order to witness the pinnacles. Somehow, looking at the pinnacles will make some believe that they are in one of the scenes in The Lord of The Ring movie!
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d) Mulu Caves – Deer, Lang’s, Clearwater & Wind Caves
These amazing caves can be found in Mulu National Park, where travelers can witness its uniqueness or sheer beauty. All the caves can be accessible by plank walks and well-lit concrete paths, which offers travelers a chance to see the impressive formations of stalagmites and stalactites, as well as witnessing the spectacular bat exodus at sundown.
e) Kuching Waterfront
Epic photo of Pinnacle stone formations. Photo by travellady23
Dewan Undangan view at night from Kuching Waterfront. Photo by wanfariszain
The serene river, beautiful landscapes and a relaxing walk along the Kuching Waterfront are truly one of the insta-worthy destination in Sarawak Borneo. Most locals and tourist will just go for a stroll along the esplanade or just go for river cruise using the small passenger boat or “Tambang”. During daytime, it offers a scenic view of the historical buildings such as Astana, Fort Margherita and the Malay villages. However, travelers can be expected to witness the beautiful lights coming from the newest icon of Kuching city which is The Golden Bridge, and the lights from Astana at nighttime. Moreover, there is work of arts and sculptures can be seen at the waterfront area, making it perfect for travelers to capture it for their Instagram account!
e) Grand Old Lady, Canada Hill, Miri
Miri city view from the top of Canada Hill. Photo by Sirzham
Witness the spectacular view of Miri city from the top of Canada Hill and the “Grand Old Lady” situated on top of Canada Hill. It is to mark the birthplace of the petroleum industry in Malaysia, where the first oil well was drilled by Shell company. Apart from that, travelers could drop by a visit to the Petroleum Museum to learn the history and technological development oil and gas in the country.
f) Damai Beach, Santubong
Hornbill landmarks at Damai Beach Central. Photo by Ochonolsen
Damai Beach. Photo by WilsonHows
Damai Beach is Sarawak Borneo most famous and beautiful beach which located on the Santubong, about 35 minutes away from Kuching city. Travelers can just laze around and relax on the white sandy beaches, join the water sports activities, trekking into the Borneo Jungle, birdwatching activities, or experience Borneo culture in Sarawak Cultural Village. Apart from that, travelers should check out the beautiful sunset by the Damai Beach and take a photo of it for their Instagram profile.
g) Longhouses in Sarawak Borneo
Hornbill landmarks at Damai Beach Central. Photo by Ochonolsen
An Iban women doing handcraft. Photo by ucuperoz
Bamboo balcony area. Photo by Kebinnila_dayakwanderer
Do you like your holidays to have a meaningful twist? @rickshaw_travel, we do! Head to Sarawak and you’ll find plenty of alternative experiences. This photo was captured on a homestay with a local tribe in the Batang Ai region. You can stay in a rainforest lodge, go on guided jungle walks, help rustle up some tasty cuisine and get immersed in local customs and crafts- just like this pic! #rickshawinborneo #meaningfultravel #borneo #sarawak #rainforest #batangai #travelling #travelingram #traveltheworld #instapassport #mytravelgram #lonelyplanet
In Sarawak Borneo, there are some local families in different tribes still practices living in longhouses, because they feel a strong spiritual connection to the rainforest. Mostly they will grow rice, fruits, vegetables, hunting and fishing as their source of income. Nowadays, there are some of the longhouses in Sarawak Borneo becoming tourism destination that will enable travelers to experience living in a longhouse for a chance of a lifetime and learn the Borneo Culture. The surrounding area of longhouses is quite unique and authentic, making the location an insta worthy for anyone who visits longhouses in Sarawak Borneo.
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