* Fort Margherita, named after Prince Charles Brooke's wife.

* The markets of Kuching are a cornucopia of tribal handicraft.

        Kuching is the capital of Sarawak. Its placed on the near of the Sarawak River. It is retains the old-world charm of its romantic past. The river focal point of the town. Kuching also lays claim to nine museums, many within walking distance of each other. The Kuching Waterfront with views across to the Astana palace and the Fort Margherita. The narrow, bustling streets near the river are crammed with ornate temples, markets, historic buildings and traditional Chinese shophouses selling local handicrafts.