Kuching City Center, Kuching · 16 hotels available
Named after sixth Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Tuanku Yahya Petra of Kelantan (1975-1979), Petra Jaya is a residential area under the administrative jurisdiction of Dewan Bandaraya Kuching Utara (DBKU). Known as the most developed area in Kuching City, land in the area is generally flat with several hilly areas. Even so, there are a few commercial development in Petra Jaya with only small scale industries present.
Petra Jaya was formerly known as Matang. It was founded back in 1970s, where the residential areas were villages near the riverbank of Sarawak River. Those days, Satok was the only area accessible in Petra Jaya. Satok suspension bridge, ferry and sampan were the only means of connection. In 1975, development in that area was further accelerated by the construction of new road networks as well as Datuk Patinggi Tun Abdul Rahman Yaakub Bridge, or is better known as Satok Bridge today.
Locals in Petra Jaya basically speak Bahasa Melayu Melayu and since Chinese is the second largest population in this area, most of them also speak Chinese language. Almost all resident are able to speak English.
If you are travelling from Kuala Lumpur, your need to fly to Kuching first. From Kuching International Airport, take a taxi that will take your straight to Petra Jaya..
Founded in 1993, this cat museum is owned and managed by Kuching North City Hall (DBKU). There are countless exhibitions that is related to cat be it articles, paintings, posters, toys and figurines. It is opened for visitors daily from 9 am to 5 pm with free admission.
The palace is the official resident of the Governor of Sarawak, Yang Dipertua Negeri Sarawak. Built in 1870 by Charles Brooke, the palace is not usually opened to the public. However, visitors get to explore its beautifully landscaped gardens, which can be reached by a boat ride across the Sarawak River.
This is the oldest museum in Borneo. Opened in 1891, the establishment of this museum was encouraged by the English naturalist back then, Alfred Russel Wallace. It houses and displays local indigenous arts and crafts, and collections of natural history of Sarawak.
To benefit the most of your trip, it is recommended to visit Kuching during hot season which is from March to October every year. Wear cotton clothes and do not forget to drink plenty of water to prevent dehydration. Monsoon season is between November to February. However, the monsoon does not hinder too much of the tourists' activities unless if you are planning to do sea-related acitivites.
Offering a cosy and convenient stay in Petra Jaya, Al-Firdaus Homestay is nothing short of a perfect accomodation situated near many attractions. Fully air conditioned, the 3 bedrooms house is equipped with excellent amenities to ensure a memorable stay.
Surrounded with lush greenery, the cottage is located conveniently at Jalan Siol Kandis, Kuching. It is an ideal base for those wishing to further explore the uniqueness that the city has to offer. You will get to enjoy complimentary Wifi and air conditioned room during your stay here.
Homestay Hijrah is an absolute pick if you are planning to stay in Petra Jaya. Located at Taman Hijrah in Petra Jaya, this cosy place is spacious enough to accomodate the whole family under one roof. Click here to get the best deal at Homestay Hijrah.