Borneo: Five days in Sarawak

C&IT suggests a five-day itinerary in Borneo's Sarawak province, where Chinese temples, national parks and a visit to an orangutan rehabilitation centre make for an unforgettable incentive.

Borneo: Five days in Sarawak
Borneo: Five days in Sarawak

Day one

After arrival and check-in at the 389-room, fivestar Pullman Kuching or the 315-room Kuching Hilton Hotel, take a walking heritage tour around Kuching, Sarawak's historic capital, with key attractions including Chinatown, the colourful Tua Pek Kong Chinese temple and the old shophouses on Carpenter Street. Enjoy a pre-dinner sunset cruise on the Sarawak River, followed by a colonial-themed party at one of several heritage-style buildings, including the Old Courthouse, which caters for up to 200 for dinner.


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Day two

For a rainforest and jungle trekking-themed experience, Amazing Borneo Tours' Emily Lim recommends heading to Bako National Park, Sarawak's oldest national park. Groups can spot wildlife in a natural setting, with a range of trails showcasing flora and fauna including proboscis and silvered langur monkeys, and flying squirrels.

Day three

Depart Kuching. Lim suggests a visit to the Semenggoh Rehabilitation Centre, a natural habitat of orangutans, with a further stop at Serian Market, a lively fruit, vegetable and fish market, en route to Aiman Batang Ai Resort and Retreat. Fashioned in a traditional longhouse design, the 100-room, secluded lakeside property offers stunning views and can host meetings for up to 220. Stay overnight and enjoy dinner at the hotel.

Day four

Groups can opt for teambuilding exercises at the resort's outdoor activity training centre or take a longboat ride through Batang Ai National Park, passing through waterfalls, rubber and pepper plantations and learning more about the local Iban tribe's culture and lifestyle, with the chance to try Tuak, the local rice wine and find out how blowpipes are used for hunting.

Day five

Travel back to Kuching, with a stop for lunch at the impressive Ranchan Waterfall followed by late afternoon shopping in the city. Enjoy an informal dinner at the Topspot Food Court, with views over Kuching's skyline.

Sarawak Convention Bureau
CONTACT: Jason Tan
TEL: +60 82 24 25 16
EMAIL: jason@sarawakcb.com
WEB: sarawakcb.com

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