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Kuching, Sarawak

Kuching is the capital city of Sarawak, Borneo and the economic epicentre of the State with a population of 700,000 residents. The city's rapidly growing business landscape is beautifully nestled among fine colonial-style architecture and a stunning waterfront. Kuching is a city whereby traditions blend seamlessly with the modern lifestyle.

Anedia Kahar
Anedia Kahar 

Head of Business Development & Research

Location

Hemisphere: Northern
Continent: Asia/Pacific
Country: Malaysia
City: Kuching

Components

International Airports: 1
Currency: Malaysian Ringgit (MYR)
Number of Hotels: 329
Number of Rooms: 11000

City Overview

Kuching is the capital city of Sarawak, Borneo and the economic epicentre of the State with a population of 700,000 residents. The city's rapidly growing business landscape is beautifully nestled among fine colonial-style architecture and a stunning waterfront. Kuching is a city whereby traditions blend seamlessly with the modern lifestyle.

CVB Overview

Founded in 2006, Business Events Sarawak by Sarawak Convention Bureau is the first Business Events (BE) bureau in Malaysia and is fully funded by the Sarawak Government. It serves as a platform for associations, corporate organisations and government bodies to be connected with the right elements to plan and organise every business event.

Knowledge Hub Overview

Sarawak's 7 Key Focus Areas are Urban Development / Redevelopment, Social Development, Agricultural Development, Environmental Development, Industrial Development (including Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy - SCORE), Service Industry and Digital Economy.

Significant Convention Centres

Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) is the largest ISO-standard convention venue in Sarawak with a floor area of 15,200 square-metres and a maximum capacity of 5,000 in its plenary hall. CIDB Convention Centre Sarawak sits atop a pond surrounded by lush greenery with a maximum capacity of 1,000 delegates

Protocol

Most nationalities do not require visas for short social or business visits to Malaysia. Passports are usually stamped for three (3) months. Please visit https://www.imi.gov.my/index.php/en/visa/types-of-visa.html

Access

Airlines flying to Kuching are Malaysia Airlines (MAS), Airasia, Malindo, Royal Brunei Airlines (RBA) and Scoot.

Accommodation

Kuching has a wide choice of accommodation to suit all budgets from 5-star resorts and hotels to exceptional guest-houses. There are over 329 accommodations with over 11,000 rooms available, most within walking distance to shopping malls and eateries.

Attractions

Semenggoh Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, Bako National Park, Gunung Gading National Park, New Sarawak Museum, Textile Museum, Cat Museum, Satang Islands, Brooke Gallery, Sarawak Cultural Village, Damai Beach, Permai Beach, Kuching Waterfront, Darul Hana Bridge.

DMC's/PCO's

Kuching has a selection of highly experienced DMCs and PCOs to deliver high-impact and meaningful conventions and post-convention experiences.

Legacy Impact

Our 'Study on Hosting Conventions in Sarawak' provides a detailed look into the economic impact of conventions and its legacy impacts categorised as 4 pillars: Advancing the Field, Community Benefits, Economic Outcomes and Public Policy. Maximise the visibility and impact of your convention with our BESLegacy Programme that provides your convention with extensive local, national and international media coverage.

Knowledge Hubs

Agriculture
Engineering
Medical Sciences/Healthcare
Oil/Gas/Electricity/Energy
Technology