Kuching, Malaysia · 296 hotels available
The Malaysia-China Friendship Park is located at Jalan Song and is quite near from the Kuching International Airport. The park was built in 2005 on an impressive 2.8 hectares of land, allocated by the Sarawak Government to commemorate the 30 th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Malaysia and China.
The park has two main distinct areas – the Malaysia area and the China area.
In Malaysia Park zone, there are elegant depictions of the Malaysia’s rich multicultural heritage, particularly those of Sarawak. The Sarawak Fountain at the far end of the park is one of them. It is actually a monument with seven arms overhanging a fountain. In general, there are six major ethnic groups in Sarawak – Iban, Chinese, Malay, Bidayuh, Orang Ulu and Melanau.
The China Park zone seems to inject the styles of Yunnan province with a Chinese gateway, friendship memorial tea pavilion, zig zag bridge, wishing well, Beijing and Kunming pavilions and a 20 foot statue of Admiral Zheng He. Zheng He, often spelled as Cheng Ho – was a great fleet admiral during the early Ming Dynasty.
According to Malaysian history, Admiral Cheng Ho was responsible in accompanying Princess Hang Li Po with 500 dayangs (ladies in waiting) to marry the Sultan of Malacca, Sultan Mansur Syah.
The tall Cheng Ho’s statue at the Friendship Park is situated in front of a stone junk. His right hand stretches out in greeting while the other hand, he holds royal diplomatic scrolls.
You may reach the Malaysia-China Friendship Park by hailing a taxi. Other transport options would be to rent a car, scooter or a motorbike.
While staying in Kuching, one shall find many activities that may suit for free time entertainment. Apart from visiting the Malaysia-China Friendship Park, for yet another insights of Sarawak cultural heritage, people may head out to the Sarawak Cultural Village. 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.
People who would enjoy taking pictures, it would be worthwhile to visit the Kuching Waterfront and took the Sarawak River Cruise. 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.
If you happen to be spending your weekend morning in Kuching, do not miss the opportunity to visit the 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.
Imperial Hotel Kuching has a very good location, situated 3.52 km from the Malaysia-China Friendship Park. It offers splendid service together with wide range of facilities provided.
This hotel is a perfect choice for people seeking a luxurious treat for holiday. Get the most excellent services and make your stay a memorable experience. Dorset Boutique Hotel is situated around 3.62 km from the Malaysia-China Friendship Park.
Another great overnight option situated about 1.61 km from the Malaysia-China Friendship Park. A simple, yet practical hotel with decent facilities. Zotel Business and Leisure Hotel Zotel Business and Leisure Hotel is a good company for business traveller for its services and strategic location in Kuching town. It is also near to the Malaysia-China Friendship Park, situated around 1.40 km.
For family vacation or leisure, Memoire Hornbill Hotel provides a satisfactory comfort during your stay. It is conveniently reachable from the Malaysia-China Friendship Park around 3.43 km.
One of the most common preferred hotel situated just 2.36 km from the Malaysia-China Friendship Park. This hotel is likable by many tourist travelling solo, accompanied with friends or family.