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LOCATION:
Best viewed across the river into the precinct of Kuching Utara in the Malay kampung. Access from the many jetties along the Kuching Waterfront by sampans (or tambangs) which takes about 5 minutes across the Sarawak River and costs only a paltry RM0.30 per journey. Or you can take one of those sunset river cruises which are more expensive at RM20-30 per pax.

DESCRIPTION:
Kuching is endowed with a natural attraction in the form of a large body of water that many cities in Malaysia do not have. The city's tall buildings are concentrated along the south riverbank along the Kuching Waterfront, hence getting across the river to the other side will definitely provide a breathtaking vista of the modern skyline.

The best time to enjoy the scenery from the Malay kampung opposite the city is at dusk. In Kuching, the sun sets at about 1800hrs daily (about an hour early from Peninsula Malaysia). The good thing is that the sampans do operate until around 2300hrs, hence going and getting back to the city should not be a problem.

Indeed, the city skyline view is fantastic from across the river. As the sun goes down, the city comes alive with glittering neon lights of the tall buildings and colorful decorative lights along the esplanade. Added to that are the number of small boats and cruise ships that ply along the river which create a river scene that is abuzz with movements and activities.

The city skyline can also be enjoyed from the gazebos at the Kuching Waterfront, although I can attest that the view is not as good due to the considerable distance from the city centre.

There are a number of eating outlets at the well-established Malay kampung neighbourhood, hence you may choose one of them that commands the spectacular city view while having your dinner.

MY VERDICT:
A must do for visitors to Kuching. The boat fare is only RM0.30 hence you have nothing to lose.

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