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Kuching Esplanade, Kuching
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Take a peaceful stroll along Kuching Esplanade, a neatly decorated promenade. Lined with colonial era buildings, the esplanade brings the town and the water together in a walkway dotted with many ornamental features. Notice the traditional mosaics along the pathway, representing Malaysian themes through intricate patterns. Vendors set up here throughout the day, so grab some authentic street food as you pass, and head to the main bazaar at the end of the path for a bustling, traditional shopping experience. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Kuching holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Kuching Esplanade and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • We have been walking up and down the Kuching esplanade since arriving here earlier in the week, very pretty day and night. At the moment the international dragon boat races and also quite a large craf...  more »
  • This place has nothing much to offer except for a walk along the Riverside . The only thing worth watching are the small boats ferrying the passengers across the river. If you are there at the right t...  more »
  • all food stalls in the evening, the lights on and there is often also music. Take a water taxi for 1 ringgit to the other side to having a look. Though the vibrant life on the side of the esplanada.
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  • Nice view of part of Kuching city, the Sarawak river and the DUN (state assembly hall). Day and night views of the venue are vast different as it's colorfully lighted at night. Some jogs along the riverbank while most people stroll to enjoy the view. There's water taxi ride across the river and cruise is available at certain times. Above average in terms of maintenance for cleanliness.
  • Peaceful and tranquil. Not much to see in the daytime. Try to go at night instead.
  • I 💓 Kuching. Nice place to have a walk and frolic around the shops and stalls and eventual faires and events. Not much to do on the other side but just cross the river with a boat man for 1 ringitt. Then come back.
  • I love the river cruise. It a must try if you are in Kuching.
  • There is a stall selling souvenirs in a ridiculously low price. It's a nice place.