Sarawak is situated on the north-western coast of Borneo and is often referred to as the "Land of the Hornbills". The state boasts of rich rainforests, rivers and diverse lifestyles of the indigenous people. Sarawak is Malaysia's largest state and is divided into nine divisions. The state is known for its natural and cultural wonders.
The capital of Sarawak is Kuching. Kuching is a riverside town in the west side of the state and located on the banks of the Sarawak River. The town features beautiful parks and gardens, elegant buildings, colorful markets and a bustling waterfront. There are Christian Churches, Chinese temples and a state Mosque.
Sarawak is not only famous beautiful landscapes but also for its beautiful cuisine. Sarawak has its own specialties that are unique and delicious. There are a number of coffee shops as well as food centers. Cuisine from all over the world such as Western, Indian, Indonesian and Japanese cuisine are widely available. A popular dish in Sarawak is Umai, a dish comprising of salads, raw marinated fish, limes and shallots. There are a number of Chinese Restaurants that serve deer meet.
There are numerous modern shopping centers in Sarawak. Some of the popular shopping centers offer almost anything under the sun. The state also has an array of handicrafts. These handicrafts are made of woodwork, beadwork, weaving, pottery and bamboo and come in vibrant colors. You could also pick up tribal artifacts. There are numerous antique shops located in the capital city of Kuching.
Kuching is the place for entertainment in the state of Sarawak. There are numerous bars and pubs located across the capital city. Karaoke lounges are also popular. Most hotels have lounges with karaoke facilities.
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