If you haven’t been to Kuching, you should seriously consider a vacation there.
Kuching has a wide variety of activities for families with kids, from nature to playgrounds, from supermarkets to night markets, from beaches to caves.
Kuching is also just an hour’s flight away from Singapore, hence this destination is suitable for families who are flying with children for the first time or who prefer a quick, manageable flight.
We flew by MAS as the airline was having a sale, with 30kg of check in luggage per person, reasonable flight timings during the day and prices which were not too different from budget airlines.
Driving in Kuching
You can easily rent a car in Kuching that costs around RM100 or so a day.
The roads are relatively wide and traffic is pretty smooth (except for peak hours in the city area).
Accommodation in Kuching
You can stay in the city area, or find an apartment or home in the suburbs.
We chose to stay in an apartment next to Moyan Square Mall as the mall has a supermarket and an indoor playground.
There are also coffee shops next to the supermarket and convenience stores if we needed any food or water late at night.
There are multiple coffee shops like Old Yien Court scattered over Kuching where you can try their local food.
Moyan Square was also in the middle of attractions such as:
Jalan Padungan (for steamed buns, cat statues and murals)
Our apartment was a short 20 minute drive from Kuching International Airport.
What else can my kids and I do in Kuching?
If you have time to explore further outskirts, you can consider the following attractions :
- Fairy Cave
- Wind Cave
- Damai Beach (where several resorts are located)
- Santubong National Park
- Bako National Park
- Kubah National Park
- Jong’s Crocodile Farm
- Kampong Panchor Hot Spring
If you only have time for Kuching city, you can visit:
- Cat Museum
- Malaysia-China Friendship Park
- Fort Margherita and Brooke Gallery
- Chinese History Museum
- Textile Museum of Sarawak
- Petanak Central Market
- Taman Arnab Abadi (to feed rabbits)
- Astana Negeri Sarawak
Kuching’s main attractions are located in all directions (North, South, East, West) from the city centre.
We used a combination of googling blogs, TripAdvisor and Google maps to plan our itinerary for our Kuching trip.
Kuching is a good place for you and your kids to reconnect with nature and experience East Malaysia.
For more information on Sarawak tourism, places to visit and events to explore, visit https://sarawaktourism.com/
Check out my other Malaysia travels below:
Johor Bahru & Nearby With Kids
Ipoh & Taiping 5D4N Kid-Friendly Trip Itinerary
Ipoh 4D3N Couple Adventure Itinerary