Sunset Cruise Combo
Serikin Market + Orang Utan + Sunset Cruise
Serikin is a tiny little village near the border of Sarawak with the Indonesia. It is takes about 1 ½ hours drive from Kuching City. During the weekends traders from across the border and nearby areas come to offer their wares and produce. They hawk authentic Indonesia sarongs, household items and food ranging from farm produce such as vegetables and fruits to seafood and meats. Along the way are also makeshift roadside markets selling anything from antiques to wild ornamental plants, exotic orchids to equally exotic fruits, local kueh to all types of pulut and fragrant locally grown rice sometimes recently harvested Visit the Semenggoh Nature Reserve. The entire facility occupies an area of 740 acres, the only remaining green belt near the city which acts as a sanctuary for Orang Utans. The main attraction is undeniably the Rehabilitation Centre, a temporary home for displaced Orang Utans that have been rescued from captivity and young orphaned primates. These animals are trained or re-trained to survive in their natural habitat. They learn how to forage for natural food and build nests in the trees. Many have been returned into the surrounding area. However there are few that will never re-learn their wild skills due to their long association with and resulting dependence on humans. Take a walk on the trails and try to spot semi-wild Orang Utans. There are feeding times scheduled everyday at the feeding platform. However always bear in mind that the main aim of the Centre is to return these animals back into their habitat. Do not be disappointed if you do not see any roaming the jungles or coming back to feed as this means they are able to forage on their own and do not need human assistance. A cruise on the Sarawak River provides an unique insight of the riverine of the life of Kuching. You will pass “tambangs,” small house like boats used for ferrying locals across the river from the Malay Kampong built on stilts and also the fishing village. You will also have a full view of Astana, former residence of the Rajah Brooke and now the Governor’s residence. Fort Margherita, built during the reign of Rajah Charles Brooke is now a Police Museum is also on the visit list. We will cruise by the Satok Bridge before returning to Kuching City. Never miss the Parliament House. This stunning building which stood majestic on the banks of the muddy Sarawak River in downtown Kuching will never miss your sight. It's the new parliament building, as grand as a palace and something unlike anything you'd see in the world because this unique building resemble the Melanau tribe hat. This building is really grand, tall and soars toward the sky. Continue cruising along the Malay village with their daily chores and towards the Sarawak Bureau Convention Center. The constant changing of this living scenery gives you the best picture of the history and lifestyles in Kuching. The Sarawak River is the best way to view the city. The river cruises and the tambang give you an unobstructed view of the city and its surroundings that is impossible to experience from dry land.” Sungai Sarawak serves as the main highway for many dwellers whose live in the coastal villages outside Kuching.
Things You Should Know:
Wear comfortable walking shoes & light clothing. Sarawak being in the tropics, it is advisable to dress light. Bring Camera for those unforgettable moments / Suntan lotion / Sun Hat / Simple raincoat or poncho
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