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Samarahan is a district in Sarawak, Malaysia. It is located around 30 km south east of Kuching. Kota Samarahan, its capital is the main education hub for Sarawak and officially known as “Town of Knowledge”.
Samarahan was once known as Muara Tuang which was at that time a small trading village. The name Muara Tuang was derived from the location of the place at the meeting of two rivers namely, Sungai Tuang and Sungai Samarahan.
The locals in Samarahan include mostly the Bidayuhs, followed by Ibans, Malays and Chinese. Locals speak their tribal language and Bahasa Melayu Sarawak. Student community within Samarahan areas speak Bahasa Melayu and English fluently.
There are flights to Kuching provided by Malaysia Airlines, Malindo Air, Firefly and Air Asia. From the airport, guests may hail up a taxi to Samarahan.
There is a new road called the Kuching-Kota Samarahan Expressway that links Samarahan with major industrial areas of Demak Laut, Pending and Sama Jaya. This highway also shortened the distance from Kuching-Kota Samarahan to 11 kilometers.
Other public transport available as means of access into Samarahan from Kuching is by the ferry at Sungai Kuap.
Being known as the main education hub of Sarawak, Samarahan is the location of the University of Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), the University Institute Technology MARA (UiTM), the Tun Abdul Razak Teachers Training College, the Science and Technology Park, the Industrial Training Centre, the Public Health Laboratory and the Sarawak International Medical Centre. Due to the uprising and fast development, Samarahan is also being aimed to become one of Malaysia’s cyber city. Current local hangout spot includes the UNI Square and Summer Shopping Mall that caters to the student life in the city.
While staying in Samarahan, for insights of Sarawak cultural heritage, people may head out to the Sarawak Cultural Village in Kuching. This village showcases the various replicas of Sarawak major ethnic groups’ houses and its community way of life. On several scheduled intervals, there will be cultural performances too.
If you happen to be spending your weekend morning in Samarahan, do not miss the opportunity to visit the nearby Satok Guest Market. Shop for almost anything like local batik sarongs, fruits and flowers, arts and crafts, antiques and souvenirs, cakes and local delicacies, even pets and herbs. Among the famous catch here is the Salted Terubuk Fish, Sarawak Bamboo Mats and Pua Kumbu Fabrics.
Notable Sarawak delicacies that can be enjoyed at most restaurants around town are Laksa Sarawak and Kolok Mee. Pay a visit to the local cake shop and taste the famous Sarawak layered cakes in many flavours offered. At the end of the day, treat yourself for a great seafood dinner at Topspot Seafood Centre, an open seafood grilled centre located on top of a central building at the heart of Kuching town.
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