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Kuching is the bustling capital of the Malaysian state of Sarawak and offers a fascinating mixture of old colonial buildings and modern high rise structures which give the destination a unique character that is rich with diverse history. Being such a well-developed and desirable holiday choice for many holidaymakers, it caters well for any traveller who is looking for four-star accommodation.
Many of Kuching’s most desirable four-star resorts are situated along or near the Sarawak River, which has its mouth at the South China Sea and is an important source of water for the city. Here the popular waterfront boardwalk can be visited for a mind blowing eating experience from one of the many food stalls set up in this wonderfully social space. Some of these accommodation choices are part of well-known chains, while others are independently operated. All offer comfort, onsite dining, Wi-fi access, pools and often spa facilities.
Away from the river there are a small number of four-star properties located in the prime location of Jalan Simpang Tiga, a hub for education and local federal government administration offices. Across from here is The Spring Shopping Centre, one of the largest shopping malls in East Malaysia, which should excite any avid shopper. This area also boasts a number of excellent restaurants and the unforgettable Sarawak Orchid Garden, as well as the fascinating Sarawak Museum.
There are a number of attractions just a short drive from any of the four-star hotels in Kuching. Kubah National Park is only 20 kilometres west of Kuching and is host to three mountains: Gunung Serapi, Gunung Selang and Gunung Sendok. The Matang Wildlife Centre is also part of the Kubah National Park and helps in the release rehabilitated orang-utans into the wild.
There is also the Semeggoh Orang-Utan Sanctuary, 32 kilometres from Kuching, and the Gunung Gading National Park which is about 65 kilometres to the north, where the Rafflesia, the largest flower in the world, is found.
The sprawling Kuching Reservoir Park, Friendship Garden, Sarawak State Library and Medan Raya Complex are also worth seeing, so staying in a four-star property in this area is another option, especially for travellers who like to get active.