Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Kuching city's essential cycling routes....

Forget buses, taxis, motorbikes or just plain walking - if you want to know Kuching up close and personal while having some fun and tones up physically, cycling is a fantastic option to ponder on. 
The best part is that you can have a really good time without it costing an arm and a leg - especially with your fellow travel buddies along for the ride. 

All you need for a day out on Kuching's cycle routes are your wheels, a helmet, water and perhaps a snack. 
Once you know where to begin, you'll be amazed at how many enjoyable rides there are to explore. Here's some must do cycling trips for you to explore. All you need the most of is lots of enthusiasm and an open mind.  
The majority are scenic routes, not much traffic than say, Bangkok or Kuala Lumpur, and pass through villages, suburbs, along beaches, undulating mountain roads and via breathtaking lookouts. 

Visit Borneo Bicycle Hire kiosk at the Tun Jugah Mall and they can arrange for transportation of both cyclist and bicycles to the starting point of your choice. They also have good road maps available with insurance if you don't already have one yourself. 

Top 5 places to consider:

  1. Bako National Park
  2. Sarawak Cultural Village
  3. Sarawak Museum
  4. Sarawak State Legislative Assembly Building
  5. Semenggoh Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre
Sights in Kuching
* Sight of considerable significance
** Sight of major significance
  1. Astana
  2. Bangunan Mahkamah Syariah Kuching
  3. Borneo Convention Centre Kuching *
  4. Brooke Memorial
  5. Carmelite Church
  6. Cat Museum
  7. Central Police Station
  8. Chinese History Museum
  9. Civic Centre *
  10. Fort Margherita *
  11. General Post Office *
  12. Guan Thian Siang Ti Temple
  13. Gurdwara Sahib Sikh Temple
  14. Japanese Building
  15. Kampung Annah Rais Bidayuh Longhouse
  16. Kuching Courthouse *
  17. Kuching International Airport
  18. Kuching State Mosque *
  19. Kuching Waterfront *
  20. Kueh Seng Onn Temple
  21. Muzium Islam Sarawak
  22. Old Fire Brigade Station Lookout Tower
  23. Old Market of Kuching
  24. Pavilion (Textile Museum)
  25. Riverside Kampung
  26. Round Tower *
  27. Sama Jaya Nature Reserve
  28. Sarakraf Pavilion
  29. Sarawak State Legislative Assembly Building **
  30. Sarawak Museum **
  31. Square Tower *
  32. Sri Srinivasagar Kaliamman Temple
  33. Tua Pek Kong Temple *
  34. Tun Abdul Razak Hall
35. Day Trip from Kuching
36.  ·  Bako National Park
37.  ·  Damai Beach
39.  ·  Gunung Penrissen
40.  ·  Gunung Santubong
41.  ·  Gunung Serapi
44.  ·  Lundu
46.  ·  Santubong
47.  ·  Sematan
49.  ·  Serian
51.  ·  Telok Melano
55. Sights at the Sarawak Cultural Village
56.  ·  Bidayuh Longhouse
57.  ·  Chinese Farmhouse
58.  ·  Iban Longhouse
59.  ·  Malay Townhouse
60.  ·  Melanau Tall House
62.  ·  Penan Hut
63. Historical Roads in Kuching
64.  ·  Barrack Road
65.  ·  Carpenter Street
66.   ·  Main Bazaar


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