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A Taste of Sarawak: Kuching Food by Foot

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    What to Expect
    This walking locally on foot will take you along the Kuching heritage trails and going through it’s surrounding Kampongs (villages) to soak in the colorful story of charming Sarawak.  Kuching has some of the best street food in Malaysia, showcasing Malay, Chinese, and Indian influences, as well as local tribal flavours. You’ll have the opportunity to taste the most famous Sarawak street food such as Sarawak laksa (rice noodles in spicy soup), kolomee (egg noodles), tebaloi (sago biscuit), and kek lapis (a multi-layer colourful cake). If stomach space permits, make sure you also try the rich variety of our favourite local drinks and desserts!

    Your foodie guide will take you to no less than eight stops in total, including a kopitiam (a traditional Malaysian-Chinese coffee shop), a hawker centre (traditional food court), street vendors, a kampong kedai café, a food trolley, and a traditional bakery. At each stop, you’ll learn a little more about Bornean food, language, and culture.

    Then, we’ll board a relaxing cruise across the romantic Sarawak River on a traditional Sampan boat , it will give you a taste of how Kuchingnites commute every day across the two halves of the city! We will pass by the palace that was built on 1870 known as Astana. Once safely across, we continued walking through off-the-beaten country paths of a rural kampong and experience the favourite local snacks on the other side of the river. Pay a visit at the English 1800 era gallery named Fort Margeritha (including entrance ticket) a historic, beautifully iconic, not to forget, strategic since its main purpose was to protect old Kuching from pirates and other river-borne invasions. Any good panoramic view of Kuching’s riverfront would not be complete without the inclusion of Fort Margherita.

    After the heritage walk, hop back into the sampan (traditional boat) , cruise the serene Sarawak River before strolling through hustle bustle main bazaar of Kuching old quarter to experience local life. Along the way, saviours local favorite snacks Tebaloi, originally made from the palm sugar while visiting the exhilarating souvenir shops.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    1, Wayang St, 93000 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
    Departure Time
    8:00 AM
    3h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Beverages
    • Bottled water
    • Food Tasting
    • Snacks
    • Excess luggage charges (where applicable)
    • Airport/Departure Tax
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    Our guide Kelvin was fantastic, he was very knowledgable about the city, history and the food! We got to try alot of different kinds of food and there were nice breaks in between the food stops too so you weren't getting too full. This tour...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank stu0589
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    had a combo foodie/cycling tour with Kelvin - a gr8 guide with excellent knowledge of the area, and an obvious interest in sharing his experiences with us. Was really worthwhile, and improved our visit.

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank sime_01
    Reviewed 10 August 2019

    It was a great experience. Estee our guide is knowledgeable and very accommodating, and did a good job. In addition, she brought us to the main market as some of the shops in town which we were supposed to visit were closed. We tried lots...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    1  Thank ctyysg
    Reviewed 27 May 2019

    We booked this tour for a half day. We are in our seventies, and have knee issues. Our guide immediately saw the problem and altered the tour to fit our needs. We walked to several places, then got on a bicycle for a trip through...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank G168IRmicheleb
    Reviewed 20 March 2019

    I booked the tour online via TripAdvisor and went to the departure point 10 minutes before the departure time as designated on the booking detail. I also brought my empty stomach as the tour description said. However, no one showed up on time, and even...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank travelovexx
    paradesaborneo, Manager at Paradesa Borneo, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2019

    Dear Travelovexx, Thank you for your feedback regarding your booking on the 17th March, A Taste of Sarawak: Kuching Food by Foot (Booking Reference BR-689891516). We are sorry that you did not get on this tour. You commented that "no one showed up" at the...More

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