Normah Medical Specialist Centre (NMSC) was officially opened in August 1988 and is owned by Sarawak Medical Centre Sdn Bhd which is a subsidiary of the Sarawak State Financial Secretary (SFS) Incorporation. It is currently a large purpose built private medical centre in the State of Sarawak and operates as a not for-profit organization. It is located around 16 kilometres from Kuching International Airport and 7 kilometres from Kuching City downtown. It has served the residents here in Kuching from having 130-bed medical and surgical non-profit centre to a world-class healthcare provider today. Besides, it has been given full certification in 2005 for Malaysian Society for Quality in Health (MSQH) and NMSC was officially granted the prestigious JCI accreditation which makes this centre as the leading industry benchmark for measuring the delivery of quality healthcare. The mission and vision of this medical centre are Normah Medical Specialist Centre as the preferred healthcare provider in the region and as a united team, our Mission through an ethical holistic approach, is to prevent disease, detect disease early so as to prevent complications, manage patients well and compassionately and maintain their quality of life, all at a cost affordable to everyone who seeks us out. This medical specialist centre offers primary and family medicine and general specialties that include internal medicine, general surgery, obstetrics and gynaecology, and paediatrics, as well as secondary and tertiary services provided such as orthopaedics, ophthalmology, cardiology and cardiac surgery, endoscopic surgery, neurology, neurosurgery, urology, nephrology and haematology. NMSC is also supported by the 24-hour accident and emergency support, inhouse pharmacy, blood bank, laboratory/pathology, and diagnostic imaging services, lithotripsy and renal dialysis program and rehabilitation care.
This garden is situated next to Astana which is the official Residence of the State Governor, across the Sarawak River and opposite of the Kuching Waterfront and about 7 minutes away using Jalan Tun Datuk Patinggi Abdul Rahman. The 3.54 acres garden commenced in November 2007 and was completed in May 2009 has a collection of 75,000 orchids from 65 epiphytic and terrestrial species and hybrid growing in open and shaded areas resembling their natural habitats. The garden also features the world-renowned Borneo Orchids, known for its beauty and potentials as horticultural plants.
The World’s first Cat Museum is located at Petra Jaya in the Kuching City North City Hall and 4 minutes away from this medical centre. It has four galleries covering a total area of 1,035 square metres. Cat lovers will find a range of 2000 exhibits, photos, feline art and cat souvenirs, artifacts, statues about cats from all over the world. The responsibilities of the Cat Museum are to carry out research, collection, presentation, documentation, promotion, publication, education and awareness of historical heritage, cultures and the natural environment. There is also an Egyptian mummified cat as one of the exhibits in the museum. A fee of RM3 is charged for camera and RM5 for a video camera available here.
The Kuching Esplanade is situated on the southern bank of the Sarawak River which located the western and eastern part of the city centre. It is a 900 metres long esplanade with arranged park zones and diners and also nearby Sarawak Steamship Building, Square Tower and Chinese Museum as well as 17 minutes away from Normah Medical Specialist Centre. There are activities such as kayaking, river boats which available whole day. If you come by taxi or car from Kuching city, this place is only about 20 minutes away. It open daily from 8am to 5pm and the entrance fee is free.
Dormani Hotel is located in Kuching Town and only 12 minutes away from Normah Medical Specialist as well as 15-minute drive from Sarawak Museum. The main quality benchmark here in Dormani hotel is halal which means safety and cleanliness in both food and environment. This hotel offers rooms which are uniquely design along with complimentary water bottle and toiletries. Among the amenities available here are free WiFi access and free parking and services like laundry service and breakfast as well as 24 hour counter. There are many eating places around this hotel that serve delicious local delights which will trigger your taste bud and interesting places to visit around the hotel.
The Waterfront Hotel is located adjacent to Plaza Merdeka Shopping Mall and 13 minutes away from Normah Medical Specialist Centre. It also offers around 208 modern guest rooms, including 31 suites and 2 loft suites with unparalleled views. Every room at this hotel is air conditioned and has a flat- screen TV with cable channels with spectacular views on Kuching city and Sarawak river. All suite rooms come with a living room and are all uniquely designed with different accompanying furniture and layouts and with different amenities and scenery. This hotel offers free WiFi access and free parking as well as shuttle service back and forth to airport.