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Traditional Bidayuh Village Bamboo Longhouse Tour from Kuching

Traditional Bidayuh Village Bamboo Longhouse Tour from Kuching
Duration:
3 hours
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<p>Learn about the traditional bamboo longhouses of Sarawak on this cultural three-hour tour from Kuching. Anah Rais is considered one of the largest Bidayuh longhouses and therefore one of the most popular. Previously known as the Land Dayak during the British colonial rule, this well preserved bamboo longhouse is home to many families.</p>

Kuching International Airport Plaza Premium Lounge

Kuching International Airport Plaza Premium Lounge
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When you're in between flights at Kuching International Airport and in need of a place to relax, head to the Plaza Premium Airport Lounge. This onsite facility, located in the domestic departures terminal, offers amenities to ensure your comfort before boarding your domestic flight. Use the wireless network to check your email; enjoy food and complimentary beverages; or read a newspaper in a comfortable chair. Three options are available to give you flexibility for the length of time you need. <span class='vSpecial'><p>
Special Offer - Book with us and save!<br>Price displayed includes a 22% discount off the local admission price! - Book Now!</p></span>

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Official Kuching Airport Taxi Recommendations


 
IHateTaxis.com recommends the official Kuching Airport taxi service.

A taxi from Kuching Airport is about the only way to get into town.

(Read More about Official Kuching Airport Taxis Below)
** Be aware that unofficial or pirate taxis operate at Kuching Airport and we have given them different safety recommendations as discussed below.


Official Kuching Airport Taxi Rates & Fares

Kuching Airport taxi rates given here are in the local currency (MYR or Malaysian Ringgit). Use our currency converter or the cheat sheet to the left if you would like to convert to your currency. Note that Kuching Airport taxi rates given here are for official taxis and unofficial or pirate taxis (discussed below) may be different. Drivers will also accept US Dollars.


  • From the Kuching Airport to Kuching City is about 20 minutes by taxi and it costs a fixed rate of MYR 26.



 
Kuching Taxi Payment: Cash only
Drivers will also accept US Dollars.
Kuching Taxi Tipping Recommendation: Not required



Official Kuching Airport Taxi Details

Kuching Airport Taxi

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Kuching Airport taxis work on a coupon system and Kuching taxi tickets can be bought at the KCH Kuching International Airport Taxi Coupon Counter in the Arrivals hall.





Arrive or depart stress-free at the Kuching Airport by pre-booking your private Kuching Airport transfer.
See our Kuching Airport private transfer options page for more information and pricing.


 Unofficial Kuching Airport Taxi Service or Hire Points

 

You may be approached by Kuching Airport taxi tours with price lists and apparently good deals, but stick with the official taxis for safety and potenital rip-offs.


 
IHateTaxis.com does not recommend the unofficial Kuching Airport taxi service.



 Kuching Airport Taxi Scams


Taxis are somewhat expensive in Kuching. Although Kuching taxis are metered, the drivers seldom use the meter and normally they will charge you any fare they like. Confirm your destination and the price before stepping into the taxi.

 

Some cabs will tell you that there are no budget cabs available to try to convince you to take a premium taxi. Occasionally this is true, especially near midnight when the tariff jumps and cabs won't take jobs for half an hour or so before midnight.

 

Here are some Malaysian taxi scams to be aware of while in the city:

  • Driver refuses to take you where you want (tip: don't tell the driver your destination before you get in the car)
  • Driver refuses to turn the meter on and quotes a rate, usually high 
  • Driver refuses to make change (expect this, and carry small bills)



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Last Updated: 14 Dec 2015