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January 2018
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Halal Hotels in Kuching Malaysia

Kuching, the capital of the Malaysian state of Sarawak, situated on the island of Borneo has a population of around 650,000 people. Tourists visiting the fascinating city of Kuching Malaysia are greeted with open arms by Kuching’s proud residents. Kuching Sarawak is a popular tourist destination in Malaysia and Muslim tourists can easily find a halal hotel in Kuching. Resorts, boutique hotels, business-classified hotels, and a few lower-class accommodations are included in the list of Muslim-friendly hotels in Kuching.

Kuching Borneo, an important part of the world’s third largest island, Borneo, was ruled by the Sultanate of Brunei 200 years back. The Waterfront Hotel Kuching (a luxury boutique hotel in Kuching finished to a 5-star standard), located in the central and historic business district of Kuching Malaysia is a very famous hotel in Kuching. The Waterfront Hotel Kuching offers spacious guest rooms and superior amenities, hence it is the choice of tourists over a number of Kuching hotels.

How Muslims Should Stay in a Hotel in Kuching?

Muslim tourists should stay in a Kuching hotel that meets the following Muslim-friendly requirements:

  • Hotel has a halal-certified restaurant & Kitchen and serves halal food & drinks
  • Prayer mats are available and Qibla direction is marked in guest rooms
  • List of halal restaurants/Masjids/prayer timings are provided to guests on request
  • Hotel is located close to a Mosque/Masjid and halal restaurant/restaurants
  • Non-alcoholic or Muslim-friendly environment
  • Assures Muslim women privacy

Kuching’s Major Attractions

Bako National Park (containing a wide range of vegetation where tourists can sight the wildlife via network of trekking trails), Kuching Borneo Highlands (an eco-friendly area where a hill resort containing an award-winning 18-holes golf course is located), and Santubong (an area with superb natural attractions that can be discovered by a 35 minute drive from Kuching allows tourists to see the rare Irrawaddy dolphin and sight finless porpoises and Indo-pacific humpback dolphins) are natural tourist attractions in Kuching.

Cat Museum (dedicated to cat lovers with exhibits, photos, feline art, and cat souvenirs), Islamic Heritage Museum (dedicated to present the grandeur and beauty of Islamic Civilization to its visitors), and Chinese History Museum (dedicated to portray the rich and interesting history of Sarawak’s diverse Chinese groups and located on Kuching Waterfront) are museums worth a visit in Kuching. Bau, a gold mining town in Kuching is popular for its two limestone caves, “The Fairy Cave” and “The Wind Cave”.

The State Mosque (Masjid Jamek) that was opened in 1990 and Old State Mosque (affectionately known as Masjid Lama and one of the city’s mesmerizing landmarks) are Muslim-friendly attractions in Kuching Sarawak.

Food in Kuching

Kuching offers excellent local food to tourists. Sarawak Laksa, Kolo Mee, Umei, and Manok Pansoh are very popular food among locals in Kuching. Every major hotel of Kuching (hotel di Kuching) serves Western/Continental food to International visitors. Visitors will also find Middle-Eastern, Indian, and Indonesian foods in Kuching Malaysia.

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