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Kuching - Malaysia Highlights:
Ft Margherita, Matang & Semenggoh Wildlife Centres, Sarawak Cultural Villager, City,
Kuching, situated on the island of Borneo, is the capital of Malaysia's province of Sarawak. Kuching offers a glimpse of what Singapore or Bangkok must have been like half a century ago - laid back, yet full of cafes and bars and the traditional Chinese shop houses. The Sarawak River flows through the city centre, flanked by Brooke Raj palaces, courts and the glistening white Fort Margherita that marks the first White Raja's landing.

Perhaps the most memorable time in its history dates back to the 19th century when the city was ruled by the Brooke family of the "White Rajas," namely James and his nephew, Charles. The Brookes spread their European values and ideals throughout the region until the end of the Second World War. The British then took control and ruled until 1963, the year of Malaysia's independence. Today Sarawak is home to the largest mix of Malaysian cultures, as evident by the numerous tribes living in "long houses" in the tiny villages along Sarawak's many rivers. The cultures of this region originated from ancient Indian and Arab traders who settled on this land long ago.

A short drive from the centre of Kuching is the Semenggoh Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre within the Semenggoh Nature Reserve. Established by the Forest Department of Sarawak it managed for the conservation and rehabilitation of Orang Utan. The Matang Wildlife Centre is situated within the Kubah National Park some 38 km to the west of Kuching. Dedicated to the conservation and rehabilitation of wildlife, it has large enclosures located in the rainforest where animals and birds, including orangutan and sun bears, are kept in an environment as similar as possible to their natural habitat.

Situated just 32 km from Kuching is the Sarawak Cultural Village. This 17-acre site nestled on the foothill of the legendary Mount Santubong, fronting the South China Sea offers an excellent introduction to the local culture and lifestyles of the ethnic people of Sarawak.

The following 10 cruises call at Kuching. Discover more by clicking the cruise name or ship or click the Enquire button if you want to check availability and pricing.

Departure Date Line/Ship Cruise Name Region
Ship Rating
Fly To/
Back From
Cruise Nights Vacation Days Price Guide
(lowest grade cabin twin share)
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19/11/18
Silversea
Silver Muse
Hong Kong to Singapore
Far East
Hong Kong
Singapore
12/14 6275 to 8158
fly cruise
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19/01/19
Silversea
Silver Shadow
Singapore to Hong Kong
Far East
Singapore
Hong Kong
13/15
5560 to 7228
fly cruise
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17/05/19
Star Clippers
Star Clipper
Singapore to Kota Kinabalu
Far East
Singapore
Kota Kinabalu
10/13 2190 to 2847
cruise only
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27/05/19
Star Clippers
Star Clipper
Kota Kinabalu to Singapore
Far East
Kota Kinabalu
Singapore
11/14
2400 to 3120
cruise only
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10/09/19
Ponant
Le Laperouse
Gems of South-East Asia
Far East
Bali
Hong Kong
16/19 6748 to 8772
cruise only
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04/10/19
Star Clippers
Star Clipper
Singapore to Kota Kinabalu
Far East
Singapore
Kota Kinabalu
10/13
2190 to 2847
cruise only
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14/10/19
Star Clippers
Star Clipper
Kota Kinabalu to Singapore
Far East
Kota Kinabalu
Singapore
11/14 2400 to 3120
cruise only
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05/12/19
Regent Seven Seas
Seven Seas Voyager
Cultural Awakenings
Far East
Singapore
Sydney
32/35
14969 to 19460
fly cruise
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05/12/19
Regent Seven Seas
Seven Seas Voyager
Enlightened Passage
Far East
Singapore
Singapore
14/17 7209 to 9372
fly cruise
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20/12/19
Silversea
Silver Spirit
Hong Kong to Singapore
Theme: Christmas
Far East
Hong Kong
Singapore
14/17
5331 to 6930
cruise only
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