Kolej Datu Patinggi Abang Haji Abdillah is a boarding secondary school located in Kuching, Sarawak. The school is widely known as Kolej and the students of Kolej bear the name Kolejians. The college is located at Lorong 1, Petra Jaya. It has 299 male and 498 female students, bringing the total number of students to 797. The total of the teachers are 61 teachers. Kolej Datu Patinggi Abang Haji Abdillah was officially opened on 29 September 1978 by the third Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tun Hussein Onn. Its original purpose was to serve as a Junior College for Form 6 students who obtained good results in their Form 5 examination.
Sarawak is well connected to Kuala Lumpur as well as several other International destinations. You can board Malaysia Airlines where they provide daily direct flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kuching with connecting flights to other towns. Sarawak is also accessible by air from the neighbouring state of Sabah, Labuan and Brunei. From airport you need to get a taxi to Kolej Datu Patinggi Abang Haji Abdillah.
There are regular ferry services to Sarawak from Sibu, Labuan and Brunei Darussalam. Once you reach Kuching ferry terminal, you need to grab a taxi to get to Kolej Datu Patinggi Abang Haji Abdillah where the journey takes approximately 12 minutes.
You can take long distance express buses to Kuching Sentral Terminal located about 1 km from Kuching International Airport. All long distance express buses arrive from Sibu, Bintulu and Miri as well as Pontianak in Indonesia. Regional buses for some towns near Kuching such as Lundu and Sri Aman also arrive here.
Petra Jaya State Mosque is a new state mosque of Sarawak, located in Petra Jaya. It also known as Jamek Mosque and was opened in 1990 adjacent the state library. The mosque’s design concept takes after the mosques in Istanbul. Masjid Jamek Negeri Sarawak is also equipped with a conference hall and a library, and can accommodate a congregation of more than 10,000 worshippers. Visitor visit the mosques are requested to dress respectfully and remove their shoes.
Astana Palace is another attraction that you can visit when you are visiting Kolej Dato Patinggi Abang Haji Abdillah. It is a palace and the residence of Sarawak’s Head of State. It was built by Charles Brooke in 1870 and was used as his residence. The palace is not normally open to the public, although the landscaped gardens are which can be reach by a boat ride across the Sarawak River.
Fort Margherita was built in 1879 by Charles Brooke, Rajah of Sarawak. It stands on the other side of Sarawak River and can be seen from the Kuching Waterfront. The original structures of cannons, cannon balls, guns, prisoners’ cells are still remains there. The old fort has been converted to a Police Museum that has a display of weapons, opium dens and different forms of criminal punishment.
Don’t forget to visit the most exciting place, Cat Museum. The museum situated on Bukit Siol at Petra Jaya across the river. For feline lovers, this is the ultimate collection of cat memorabilia, from Hello Kitty and Garfield to Matthew Flinder's cat and other famous felines. Visitors will enjoy looking at the exhibits and photos of all the cats, and the gift shop is well-stocked with kitty souvenirs.
Grand Margherita Hotel is a 4-star hotel located in Kuching City Center is an ideal hotel for business and leisure traveler. The hotel offer riverfront view in central Kuching with a strategic location adjacent to Sarawak Plaza Shopping Complex. Enjoy luxurious treats experience by staying at Grand Margherita Hotel.
Staying in Woodpecker Lodge Kuching is a good choice when you are visiting Kolej Datu Patinggi Abang Haji Abdillah. This 1-star hotel is within 0.2 km to Cat Museum and 0.6 km to Fort Margherita. Grand Margherita Hotel is a wise choice for travelers who are looking to travel comfortably on a budget.