Kuching International Airport was built in 1940’s by the the British Government of Sarawak. Apart from becoming a gateway to the state of Sarawak, it also serves as an entry point to Brunei and Sabah. Located approximately 11 km away from Kuching city centre, it is a secondary hub for Malaysia Airlines and AirAsia, which operate a number of domestic and international flights. A new terminal was opened on 2006 and is capable of handling 5 million passengers annually, making it the fourth busiest airport in Malaysia.
In serving ongoing number of travellers, Kuching Airpot has grown rapidly. It is airport is equipped with many ficilities including variety of retail and duty-free outlets, cafés and restaurants, as well as premium passenger lounges. It handled 3,684,000 passengers with a corresponding volume of 46,382 flights in 2010. In the same year, 26,977 metric tonnes of cargo were handled It can also accommodate the Airbus A380 and Boeing 747 aircrafts. Besides handling flights for passenger and cargo, the airport is also an airbase for the Royal Malaysian Air Force.
An open space used mostly for recreation, Kuching Waterfront is frequented by the locals who use it for leisure activities, to enjoy a sunset drink, or have a meal beneath shady trees. Jalan Main Bazaar which runs alongside the river offers a wide range of retail shops and dining outlets. To maintain the uniqueness of the place, there are shops that sell numerous uniquely Sarawakian and Bornean products.
Fort Margherita is an important landmark and monument in Sarawak's history which goes back to the Brooke Dynasty. Back in those days, the fort was built to guard and protect the capital from pirates. The stucture of the fort is based on the architecture of the old English contruction. There is a gallery that houses historical documents, artefacts and arts from its glorious days within the fort proximity.
The Square Tower is located at the edge of the waterfront. It is a clock tower was originally constructed in 1879 as a prison. The best time to come here would be early in the morning or late in the evening when there is a gentle breeze sweeping through the area. Today, the tower functions as important multimedia information center that opened its doors to tourists who need information on about tourist attractions in Sarawak.
Located near Kuching International Airport and The Spring mall, Century Kuching Hotel is a charming resort designed with contemporary Malaysian architecture. Offering 435 comfortable rooms and suites, guest will get to enjoy their excellent amenities such as 24-hour fitness centre and a great outdoor pool, 24-hour business centre, free Wifi in all public areas as well as complimentary daily newspapers and bottled water.
Bright, Spacious, Clean, Comfortable and well equipped with essential facilities, Pine Garden Hotel is an absolute pick if you are planning to stay anywhere near Kuching International Airport. To meet to every traveler needs, all rooms are featured with high speed Internet access, large working desk as well as tea & coffee making facilities.
Offering you with comfortable rooms at easy rate, Place2stay @ Airport Hotel is located at Jalan Lapangan Terbang Baru, Kuching. This low budget hotel is surrounded with a wide array of heavenly cuisine from local restaurants. Guest will get to enjoy their superb facilities such as complimentary in-room Wifi, airport transfer, vending machine, laundry service as well as 24 hour room service.