City Tours

Make the most out of your Summit experience by exploring Kuching via our complimentary city tours!
Kindly contact Mr. Ting Hui Bun tinghb@ucsiuniversity.edu.my for more information.

*Transportation and student guides will be provided. Entrance fees and F&B are to be advised.


Post-Summit Tour

7 December 2018, Friday 2pm – 7pm

Kuching City and Heritage Tour

Lose yourself in the maze-like alleys of Old Kuching, practice your haggling skills at the bustling Central Markets and pay a visit to the fascinating Sarawak Museum. This comprehensive tour also includes many of the city’s most famous landmarks, like the Cat Statue, Tua Pek Kong Chinese Temple, the State Mosque and the Astana. You’ll be taken across the river to visit the unique Cat Museum, passing the magnificent State Mosque and the Astana, the former residence of the White Rajahs. Tour returns via the golden-domed City Mosque where you’ll proceed on foot through Old Kuching, visiting the colourful Central Markets and squeezing through narrow alleyways crammed with spice dealers and textile shops. Pass by the heritage buildings of the White Rajah era, the Pavilion, the Square Tower, the Court House, the Charles Brooke Monument and the Post Office.

Extended-Summit Tours (Select one tour among the four listed below)

8 December 2018, Saturday 9am – 6pm

Sarawak Cultural Village

Sarawak Culture Village is one of the well-known “Living Museum” in Southeast Asia. This unique and lively cultural village was set up to preserve and showcase the wonders of Sarawak’s cultural heritage combining the attribute of its history, tradition, lifestyle and architecture with a dash of education and portion element of theatre to create a unique multi0cultural extravaganza. Sprawled across 17 acres, there are a total of seven unique traditional houses from various ethnic showcasing and demonstrating traditional daily activities of the respective tribes which give visitor a glimpse of longhouse lifestyle or a taste of exuberant Sarawak hospitality.

Bako National Park

Bako National Park is a great place to unwind yourself from city hectic lifestyle. It offers the perfect introduction to Sarawak’s forest and wildlife. Bako National Park contain a wide range of vegetation such as swamp forest, scrub-like padang vegetation, mangrove forest, dipterocarp forest and more; where almost every type of vegetation found in Borneo available here. Within confined perimeter, visitors to Bako are almost guaranteed to see wildlife. Bako is home to approximately 275 rare proboscis monkeys only found in the land of Borneo. Bako also has some white sandy beaches bordered by unique limestone and sandstone cliffs, you will get to see some remarkable rock formations caused by the action of the sea such as the popular Sea Stack.

Gunung Gading National Park

Mesmerize yourself with the beauty of rainforest flora and fauna. Gunung Gading is home to the world’s largest flower; known as the Rafflesia, which can grow up to one metre in diameter. The Rafflesia has no specific season but the rainy season provides better blooming frequencies. Seeing a blooming Rafflesia is certainly the highlight of the trip to Gunung Gading and on top of that, the rugged mountain peaks that make up the park provide a scenic backdrop to the nearby town of Lundu and nearby beaches at Pandan and Siar. This wonderful park offers enjoyable and challenging jungle trekking. Take this opportunity to emerge yourself with “The Waterfall” trail which offers the shortest walk, winding its way up through the forest past a series of waterfalls.

Wind Cave and Fairy Cave

Fairy cave and Wind cave are both located in Bau, known as the town of gold mining. The Fairy Cave takes its name from a stalagmite structure at the entrance of the cave where it said to resemble a Chinese deity. The landscape view in this majestic cave is an every photographer’s dream for photoshoot activities where a great contrast between the light entering the cave and its shadowy darkness, along with hues of brown and grey of the rocks, highlighted by the rich green of the moss, which offer many opportunities for the avid photographers. Another cave is called the Wind Cave, named after the constant cool breeze that blows throughout the cavern. Take the chance to observe the many swiftlets and bats that dwell within this large cave while you relax besides a subterranean stream that runs through the cave.