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Annah Rais Bidayuh Longhouse Tour from Kuching

Annah Rais Bidayuh Longhouse Tour from Kuching
3 hours
USD 33.75
Annah Rais is a large Bidayuh (Land Dayak) village about 45-minutes from Kuching. The focal point of the village is a large and well-preserved traditional bamboo longhouse which is home to dozens of families. This guided tour introduces you to the unique architectural and cultural features of the longhouse and the traditional farming lifestyle of the Bidayuh people.

Half-Day Kuching City Tour

Half-Day Kuching City Tour
3 hours
USD 46.00
Take this 3-hour tour to get to know the city of Kuching, which is cut almost in half by the meandering Sarawak River—the city's lifeline. Kuching's skyline is a mix of minarets and domes, ornate temple roofs, church spires, a fortress, towers, and both modern and colonial buildings, all set amid a profusion of greenery against the backdrop of the inky-blue Santubong and Matang Mountains. During this tour, a guide takes you through the city's history, from the era of the White Rajahs to the present day. Select a morning or afternoon departure time when booking.

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Kuching Airport Public Bus Recommendations

IHateTaxis.com has a mixed recommendation on the Kuching Airport public bus.

This is a very economical option but you need to walk a distance which is not recommended if you have lots of luggage.

Kuching Airport Public Bus Fares & Payment

Kuching Airport Public Bus Payment: Exact cash fare only

MYR 8 per person.

Kuching Airport Public Bus Details

Kuching Airport bus service is available, though you'll have to walk quite a distance to catch one.


The Sarawak Transport Company (STC) operates a series of buses which drop you off or pick you up about 1 kilometre west of the Kuching Airport. To get to them, turn left as you exit the Kuching airport and walk to the main T intersection, turn left again and walk until you reach the big roundabout. There you can catch a bus heading north to town on the 3A, 6, 8G and 9 buses. The most convenient place to catch these buses back to the Kuching Airport intersection is at the main bus terminal located in the city.


Tip: if you have heard about Bus No. 12A and its 5 daily trips between the Kuching Airport and the city centre, bad news: it no longer operates.

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Kuching Airport Private Bus Recommendations

IHateTaxis.com recommends the Kuching Airport private bus.

This is for the most part a reliable and economical way of getting around Sarawak though your travel times will be based on bus departure times.

Kuching Airport Private Bus Fares & Payment

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Kuching's regional express bus terminal is located along Jalan Datuk Tawi Sli, also dubbed as "3 and a half miles", located south of the city, just before the Boulevard shopping mall. All long-distance express buses arrive from and leave for major Sarawak cities like Sibu, Bintulu and Miri, as well as Pontianak in Indonesia. Regional buses for some towns near Kuching such as Lundu (for the Gunung Gading National Park and Tanjung Datu National Park) and Sri Aman also arrive/depart from here. However, buses for some towns and destinations nearer Kuching, such as the Bako National Park, Bau and the Semenggoh Orang Utan Centre, leave from various locations in the city centre, depending on the bus company being used. See the individual destinations below for details.

To/from Bako National Park, the Petra Jaya Transport (red) bus No. 1 departs from the open air market near Electra House in the city centre. The fare is MYR 3.00 one way, and journey time 45 minutes. There are also public mini buses, which are more expensive, a little bit faster and more regular. The buses bring you to Bako Bazaar where you pay your MYR 10.00 park entrance fee and transfer to a boat to reach the national park. The boat costs MYR 47.00 one way and can carry up to 5 people.

To/from Lundu, the Sarawak Transport Company (cream & green) express buses depart from the regional bus terminal at 08:15, 11:00, 14:00 and 16:00. Buses depart Lundu at 08:00, 11:00, 14:00 and 16:00. Travel time is approximately two hours. At Lundu, take a taxi or van or walk approximately 2.5 kilometres (north) to the Gunung Gading National Park. For Tanjung Datu National Park, catch a connecting Sarawak Transport Company bus to Sematan where you will have to charter a boat to the park.

To/from Pontianak, the Biaramas Express buses depart Kuching regional bus terminal for Pontianak via the Tebedu-Entikong border crossing daily at 07:45. The fare is MYR 45.00 adult one way.

To/from Semenggoh. Feeding times for the Orangutans are 09:00 and 13:00, so catch the 07:30 or 11:00 bus. Sarawak Transport Company buses No.6 depart from their bus terminal (MYR 2.50, 1 hour in duration) near the open air market in the city centre but are not so frequent (every 1.5 hours but not always on time). Also there are plenty of mini buses at the open air market that can drive you there (public - MYR 5-10 per passеnger) and also more expensive mini bus taxies (bargaining starts from MYR 100 for the whole bus for return journey).

To/from Sibu, various express buses depart from the regional bus terminal. Most of them go via Sarikei.

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Last Updated: 14 Apr 2017