Kuching Tourism

Visit Kuching - Best of Kuching

The ‘Cat-City’ as the locals lovingly refer it as, Kuching is small enough for aimless ambling on foot and big enough to keep you mesmerized for days. The capital of Sarawak province, this charming little city embodies the spirit of Malaysia; cultured and cosmopolitan. So whether you want to indulge in some mouth-watering snacks on the river front or feel like the king of the world while witnessing jaw dropping panoramas from the Kuching Civic Centre, there is a lot to be thankful for in this shining city. Your travel to Kuching is bound to be a memorable one.

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Facts and Stats for Kuching*

  • Pollution Statistics in Kuching

    Know the pollution level of Kuching before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 41.18 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 65.91 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 45.45 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 36.36 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 61.36 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 42.86 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 40.91 (Moderate)
  • Kuching: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Kuching for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Kuching.

    • Burglary and Theft 61.43 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 56.43 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 42.14 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 73.53 (High)
    • Car Stealing 47.86 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 54.29 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 42.65 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 42.14 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 66.43 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 41.43 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 27.27 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 19.29 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 56.43 (Moderate)
  • Living in Kuching - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Kuching is 126.74 (High)

    • Safety Index 49.92 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 59.17 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 53.53 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 26.57 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 46.8 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 75.93 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 11.32 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 41.64 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Kuching

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Kuching

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.08 USD
    • International Movie per seat 3.57 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 18.89 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 66.89 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 53.97 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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