2019

Merdeka Palace Hotel & Suites

Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg, P.O. Box A298, Kuching City Center, Kuching, Malaysia, 93400 - See map
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Merdeka Palace Hotel & Suites

"This is my all time preferred hotel when I'm traveling"

Steiven - March 10, 2020

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Property highlights
Check-in/out [express]
Hassle-free check in
Close to Sarawak Museum
Within 140 m of property
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Popular landmarks
Padang Merdeka Park 110 m
Sarawak Museum 140 m
Klinik Kesihatan Jalan Masjid 170 m
Main Post Office 260 m
Plaza Merdeka 270 m
Textile Museum 280 m
Left And Right Artisan Handcraft 300 m
Harmony Arch 300 m
Islamic Museum 300 m
Sang Ti Miao 310 m
Nearby landmarks
Sarawak Museum 140 m
Kuching Esplanade 430 m
Chinese Museum 550 m
Cat Monument 1.21 km
Sarawak Orchid Garden 2.22 km
Cat Museum 3.55 km
Semenggoh Nature Reserve 17.47 km
Mount Santubong 19.74 km
Sarawak Cultural Village 21.79 km
Jong's Crocodile Farm & Zoo 22.66 km
8.6

Excellent

Location rating score

80 meters from city center
ParkingFREE

This property is in high demand!

14 travelers have booked today.

Wellness
Everything you need for a rejuvenating retreat for both body and spirit.
Spa & Beauty
Sauna
Workout and Leisure
Fitness center
Swimming pool [outdoor]
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Sauna

  • Currency exchange

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

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Value for money7.8
Distance to city center2 km
Location rating8.6
Nearest airportKuching International Airport (KCH)
Distance to airport7.7 km

Rooms available at Merdeka Palace Hotel & Suites

2 Bedroom Apartment
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  • Room size: 110 m²/1184 ft²
  • City view
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3 Bedroom Apartment
3 Bedroom Apartment
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  • Room size: 110 m²/1184 ft²
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Deluxe Room
Deluxe Room
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  • Room size: 34 m²/366 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds or 1 double b...
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Two-Bedroom Suite
Two-Bedroom Suite
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  • Room size: 110 m²/1184 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 1 queen bed & 1 queen bed
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Superior Room
Superior Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 queen bed or 2 single bed...
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Three-Bedroom Suite
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  • Room size: 110 m²/1184 ft²
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Standard Room
Standard Room
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  • Room size: 21 m²/226 ft²
  • Non-smoking
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Two Bedroom Apartment Suite
Two Bedroom Apartment Suite
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  • Room size: 110 m²/1184 ft²
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Superior Twin Room
Superior Twin Room
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  • Shared bathroom
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THREE BEDROOM APARTMENT SUITE
THREE BEDROOM APARTMENT SUITE
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  • Shared bathroom
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Merdeka Palace Hotel & Suites?

Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Merdeka Palace Hotel & Suites?

A stay at Merdeka Palace Hotel & Suites also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hotel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Merdeka Palace Hotel & Suites has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Kuching with private transportation, the hotel can arrange both taxis or car rental.

Is breakfast offered at Merdeka Palace Hotel & Suites?

Start your mornings right, with the à la carte, continental and buffet breakfast options offered at Merdeka Palace Hotel & Suites. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 22 MYR if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hotel.

What are my dining options at Merdeka Palace Hotel & Suites?

Merdeka Palace Hotel & Suites features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience. Dishes are served in a la carte during opening hours. Light meal like desserts is served using only quality ingredients. To meet any special dietary requirements, halal diet is prepared with the utmost care and attention.

Can special events be hosted at Merdeka Palace Hotel & Suites?

Large events and gatherings such as weddings and private events can be hosted at Merdeka Palace Hotel & Suites.

Can business events be hosted at Merdeka Palace Hotel & Suites?

On-site venues and convenient event services make Merdeka Palace Hotel & Suites an ideal choice for hosting events such as corporate events, conferences and meetings.

What is the smoking policy at Merdeka Palace Hotel & Suites?

Merdeka Palace Hotel & Suites does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

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What people love about Merdeka Palace Hotel & Suites

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    "The room is best i ever stay ."

    chen

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    March 2, 2020

  • 9.2
    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "Great and very helpful staff."

    Suriyani

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    March 16, 2020

  • 9.2
    Exceptional

    "Overall it was a nice stay."

    Suriyani

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    March 16, 2020

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Room size
60 sqm.
Room comfort score
7.4/10
Review score - United States
7.8/10
Location score
8.5/10
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89
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Overall rating:
7.7
Very good
5,144 reviews
Cleanliness
7.4
Facilities
7.2
Location
8.6
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What travelers say they love:
Good location, very nostalgic hotel.
Min from Malaysia
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More about Merdeka Palace Hotel & Suites

More about Merdeka Palace Hotel & Suites

Strategically situated in an advantageous location, Merdeka Palace Hotel & Suites provides guests access to historical landmarks in Kuching. The hotel is only 15 minutes from the airport, and the Sarawak Museum, Chinese History Museum, and Islamic Museum are also nearby. The property is also a short walk to Plaza Merdeka, the Waterfront, and the Main Bazaar. Merdeka Palace Hotel & Suites features 213 rooms inclusive of apartment suites which offer facilities and services that include Wi-Fi access, a health center, gym, swimming pool, and a sauna. Merdeka Palace Hotel & Suites also offers guests a chance to enjoy four international food and beverage outlets - The Ristorante Beccari Italian restaurant, all-day dining at the Aurora Court, Seattle Coffee & Tea, and La Habana Cigar Divan.

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111 mentions
Breakfast
101 mentions
Swimming Pool
55 mentions
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What they offer

9.2
Exceptional
Staff 

"Service very good ,room very nice."

chen

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February 26, 2020

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Food and dining

Breakfast options

Asian
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Halal

Restaurants on site

Aurora Court
Cuisine:Asian
Menu:Buffet, A-la-carte

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Cleanliness7.4
Facilities7.2
Location8.6
Room comfort and quality7.4
Service7.8
Value for money7.8
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10.0
Exceptional
NOR from Malaysia
Business traveler
Standard Room
Stayed 1 night in January 2014

staff good attitude”

location

With an advantageous strategic location, the regal Merdeka Palace Hotel & Suites gives guests privilege across to some of Kuching city’s historical jewels such as the Sarawak Museum and one of Kuching’s landmarks, Padang Merdeka. Nearby are the Textile Museum, Chinese History Museum and Islamic Museum. The Hotel is just a short walk to the newly-built shopping mall, Plaza Merdeka, and is a 10-minute walk to the Main Bazaar, famed for its souvenir shops and the city centre along with other attractions.

Reviewed January 15, 2014
10.0
Exceptional
NOR from Malaysia
Business traveler
Standard Room
Stayed 1 night in January 2014

comfortable”

room, location, food

With an advantageous strategic location, the regal Merdeka Palace Hotel & Suites gives guests privilege across to some of Kuching city’s historical jewels such as the Sarawak Museum and one of Kuching’s landmarks, Padang Merdeka. Nearby are the Textile Museum, Chinese History Museum and Islamic Museum. The Hotel is just a short walk to the newly-built shopping mall, Plaza Merdeka, and is a 10-minute walk to the Main Bazaar, famed for its souvenir shops and the city centre along with other attractions.

Reviewed January 15, 2014
9.3
Exceptional
Avinash from Australia
Family with teens
2 Bedroom Apartment
Stayed 4 nights in January 2012

Great ambience, excellent food, courteous staff”

great location close to cbd yet not too close.

we had known merdeka palace as a conference venue during our stay in kuching (2 years, from 2000 to 2002). we were impressed then, and are happy to have chosen it for this holiday. 1. the location is great - it is just a little away from the "city centre", yet close to enough to walk down to most shopping in the city centre. the riverfront is just 5 minutes, and the other end of the riverfront with the malls is just another 5 to 8 minutes. moreover, walking along the riverfront is addicting, best enjoyed. 2. the ambience is great. spacious reception area tastefully decorated and lit. 3. the restaurants are very good. aurora court is regular malaysian, and we were pleasantly surprised to visit the italian restaurant. 4. the staff, without exception, is very courteous and helpful, alert to the guest's needs and very prompt. 5. we were in an apartment with two bedrooms. the getup of the apartment could do with a little polish, but it was clean and well-maintained. the absence of cooking utensils in the kitchen was a bit of a surprise, but in malaysia, who wants to cook on a holiday? :-) to sum up, we would most certainly stay here again, and would recommend this hotel. i must add that booking through agoda gave us a great deal! my 5 points for "value for money" are based on this. also, my 5 points for location are based on our enjoying the nostalgic walk to the riverfront.

Reviewed February 06, 2012
10.0
Exceptional
Yasmin from Malaysia
Group
Superior Room
Stayed 2 nights in February 2020

Exactly the same as i visited last 10 years”

merdeka has an classic exclusive high end feels, but it was exactly the same as i visited last 10 years ago. we were given an upgrade to suite room since we arrived late, as our flight touched down midnight, however, most of the appliances provided are old sets that were state of the art 15 years ago. staffs are all friendly and helpful. location was awesome as everything to look in Kuching city were just nearby. if merdeka palace were ever planning to give themselves an uplift, i will surely return to the place, as it holds dear memories to my late father

Reviewed February 25, 2021
8.7
Excellent
Richard from United Kingdom
Couple
Superior Room
Stayed 3 nights in July 2011

Classy hotel with style at a reasonable price”

Good size rooms, helpful and attentive staff, good quality of food in restaurant

Merdeka Palace Hotel was very welcome after 5 days in the jungle. We paid a reasonable price for the rooms and stayed for 3 nights. There was convenient and secure parking for our hire car, our room was spacious and clean. The large reception area of the hotel is impressive and there is a choice of restaurants serving high quality malaysian and international food from there. Breakfast was included in our tarriff and was very good. It is a short walk to some cheaper restaurants in town if you wish. The air conditioning was good although maybe a touch too cool for people who have acclimatised! The hotel is in a good central location. I would recommend this for anyone wanting a pleasant few days in Kuching. We didn't try the swimming pool on our stay but it is there if you want it.

Reviewed July 15, 2011
7.6
Very good
shahrul from Malaysia
Family with young children
3 Bedroom Apartment
Stayed 2 nights in November 2019

Average but pleasurable stay”

With an advantageous strategic location, only 15 minutes from the airport, the regal Merdeka Palace Hotel & Suites gives guests privilege across to some of Kuching city's historical jewels such as the Sarawak Museum and one of Kuching's landmarks, Padang Merdeka. Nearby are the Textile Museum, Chinese History Museum and Islamic Museum. The Hotel is just a short walk to the newly-built shopping mall, Plaza Merdeka, and is a 5-minute walk to the Waterfront and Main Bazaar. Merdeka Palace Hotel & Suites is home to 213 rooms inclusive of apartment suites. The Hotel offers comprehensive facilities including Wi-Fi access, health centre, gym, swimming pool and sauna, all of which ensures a pleasurable stay for guests. The Hotel has six international standard food and beverage outlets: Ristorante Beccari, the award-winning Italian restaurant; Aurora Court, the all-day dining restaurant; Victoria Arms, the English pub; Yn Cellar; La Habana Cigar Divan; and its cafe bistro, Seattle Coffee & Tea.

Reviewed December 24, 2019
8.7
Excellent
Anita from Malaysia
Family with young children
Stayed 2 nights in January 2013

Great location, lovely hotel and service”

Comfort pillows, individual iron and iron board, spacious bathroom

Merdeka Palace Hotel offers great experience to me and my family. The kids happily spent their time in our 3D 2N stay there. Love the jacuzzi and swimming pool too. The room was small but comfortable and the best thing that the bathroom was conveniently spacious. The staffs were very friendly. The location was really convenient for walking or driving all around Kuching. But in January you have to bare the wet weather.

Reviewed January 16, 2013
9.3
Exceptional
Panu from Thailand
Business traveler
Deluxe Room
Stayed 4 nights in May 2010

โรงแรมระดับ 5 ดาวที่ราคาคุ้มค่า”

1. โรงแรมระดับ 5 ดาวที่คุ้มค่าเงิน 2. Pub ของโรงแรมมีวงดนตรีที่น่าสนใจมาก 3. อยู่ใกล้ตลาดริมน้า และ Sarawak Museum 4. Staff เป็นมิตรและใสใจมาก
1. อาหารเช้าจำเจ ไม่เปลี่ยนรายการมากนัก

This is our first trip to Kuching and learned about this hotel from the reviews from Agoda Website. We picked this hotel over other chain hotel and didn't regret. We arrived late but our rooms were kept for us. Our rooms were facing the park in front of the hotel which gave us a nice view. The hotel doesn't locate in the business district but close enough for the riverwalk market. The only probem we have in kuching, not related to the hotel is the streets in Kuching are so confusing especially with all the roundabout they have which make it very difficult because if you pick the wrong exit that will take you out of the way.

Reviewed June 11, 2010
8.3
Excellent
Malcolm from Australia
Couple
Standard Room
Stayed 3 nights in April 2012

Great Location with Great Rate”

Ideal Location

We stayed at the Merdeka Palace on most of our trips to Kuching. The apartments are the newer addition and is great as they are still new, the rate is good when booked through the internet like Agoda. When we don't come with our children we would stay in their hotel rooms, some are rather small and the bathrooms definitely need some work to upkeep. The main reason we always pick this hotel is for its location, within walking distance to the city centre for food as well as to the churches and club, also the best price as compared with other 4* hotels in town. The museum is only next door. The receptionists are helpful.

Reviewed May 05, 2012
9.3
Exceptional
Norbaizura from Malaysia
Couple
Standard Room
Stayed 1 night in March 2012

Very great location. ”

bathroom

my room was upgraded to suit room that day.actually, I had booked the standard room. as you guys knew, suit room in Merdeka Palace is a very comfortable room. the room is quite big. with 2 bathrooms, 1 dining room and a living room. I really enjoyed my day at merdeka palace. some more the staff there also very friendly and always serve their guest with smile. but I felt a bit frustrated with the foods.

Reviewed March 28, 2012
8.0
Excellent
Prescila from Philippines
Family with teens
Standard Room
Stayed 7 nights in February 2012

Beautiful hotel and great location”

Five Star hotel with with a price of Three Star hotel

Merdeka Palace Hotel is an ideal hotel to stay whether for family leisure or business trip. It is located in the heart of Kuching and is very near Sports stadium and malls. I always stay in this hotel whenever my daughter who is an ahtlete has a competion in Kuching. The price of their room inclusve of free breakfast is very reasonable. Their standard rooms are big enough for two people. The staff are friendly.

Reviewed April 15, 2012
9.7
Exceptional
Bakari from Nigeria
Business traveler
Standard Room
Stayed 4 nights in September 2013

Excellent, wonderful and memorable”

Neatness, comfortable rooms and good food at the restautant

My stay was very wonderful and memorable and I have made it a point that anytime I have the opportunity to travel to Malaysia again, I would visit Kuching purposely to re-visit Merdeka Palace Hotel.

Reviewed October 23, 2013
10.0
Exceptional
Izah
Family with teens
2 Bedroom Apartment
Stayed 2 nights in October 2019

Excellent stay at the suites!”

This hotel is full of charm - both the building and the people alike. The hotel is beautiful. Art nouveau at its very best. The location is perfect, easy transport links yards from the entrance. We loved the suites! Loved the decor. It’s spacious and very clean. Also Thankful for staff at Merdeka Palace for the top and excellent service they extended during our 2 night stay at this suites. I would definitely stay here once again next time.

Reviewed November 08, 2019
9.2
Exceptional
Aniq from Malaysia
Business traveler
Deluxe Room
Stayed 3 nights in January 2019

Outstanding facilities”

The hotel is located in the middle of Kuching town and really close to shopping mall and the latest attraction (the new Hana Bridge). The room rate is really great as compared to the value that you will get. The room is quite spacious, really comfy bed and pillow really help me to have a good sleep at night after work. If I come to Kuching another time, this hotel would be my ultimate choice. Only few things that can be improved is the selection of breakfast buffet and the friendliness of the counter staff. Should be more welcoming. Apart from that, all is great!

Reviewed January 20, 2019
9.2
Exceptional
Foybel from Malaysia
Family with teens
3 Bedroom Apartment
Stayed 4 nights in December 2016

Great place”

Nothing to complaint. The room is big. It was a 3 room apartment. Would be great if apartment come with washing machine and fridge. The location is great. Near a shopping mall called Merdeka Plaza, if i'm not mistaken. Just a 5-minutes walking distance. Walking to the Kuching waterfront also not a problem. Secured parking. Overall good place.

Reviewed December 28, 2016
8.7
Excellent
AZLIN from Malaysia
Business traveler
Standard Room
Stayed 1 night in July 2013

Business Trip mixed with pleasure”

Centrally located; nice decor and ambiance; good dining and drinking restaurants.

The hotel is centrally located in the city of Kuching with nice decor and ambiance, but the decoration is old and require refurbishment. The hotel is close to a new shopping complex called Merdeka Plaza, and it is just a walking distance to the hotel. At night, many people walk around on the field in front of the hotel to enjoy the view and for exercise.

Reviewed July 27, 2013
8.0
Excellent
Jazmin from Malaysia
Family with teens
Deluxe Room
Stayed 1 night in July 2017

Thank You Merdeka Palace Hotel team <3 ”

I stayed here over the weekend, 30th June 2017 till 2nd July 2017. I booked 3 rooms. TWO 2-bedroom apartments and 1 Deluxe King Room. What makes the experience valuable is that we stay because my brother got married on the 1st of July. We choose Merdeka Palace location wise, it was the nearest to our wedding reception hall. The placed us in the 19th floor apartments, which had a beautiful view of the Sarawak River, DUN and the old China Street. Their staff were so accommodating and friendly. From the moment I walked into the hotel's lobby, was greeted warmly by your bellboy staff, and was given such wonderful service by your receptionist (i didnt manage to get their names, im sorry) We asked for extra pillows, towels, plates and cuttleries and their housekeeping staff was quick to deliver. I am utterly grateful to your staff as it was a hectic weekend for us but you guys gave us the calmness to enjoy a relaxing stay with you despite the busy shcedule. Thank You Merdeka Palace Hotel team for making our weekend better when bits of pieces here and there was bitter. You guys made it sweet for me n my family. Indeed, a bittersweet memory for our family. Much love from my family, my brother's in-laws family <3

Reviewed July 04, 2017
9.0
Exceptional
David from Australia
Couple
Superior Room
Stayed 1 night in September 2013

Comfortable, good central location”

good location, friendly staff, comfortable rooms

The hotel is located very near Jalan India, and the old Chinese area of Kuching, interesting areas to walk around. It is also very close to the museums, and opposite Merdeka Plaza, where the Malaysia day celebrations took place, celebrating Sarawak joining Malaysia 50 years ago.

Reviewed September 24, 2013
8.7
Excellent
Jacklyn from Singapore
Couple
Standard Room
Stayed 2 nights in April 2012

Lovely hotel and service with a smile.”

This hotel location is very good. Staffs are friendly too.

Stayed for 3 days at this hotel. Room is clean & luxury. And it's walking distance to waterfront & the famous seafood place among the locals, the Top Spot. Nice seafood & reasonable price. It's also near to famous Kuching Kolo noodle, shop's name Sin Min Joo. But the queue is quite long every morning as it's well known to the locals. This hotel is the very first hotel in Kuching, get to know this when we chat with the locals. And the sarawak museum is just beside this hotel. Free admission too. Enjoyed our stay very much.

Reviewed April 09, 2012
9.2
Exceptional
Mohd from Malaysia
Couple
Deluxe Room
Stayed 2 nights in August 2019

Nothing is bad about this hotel so you gotta experience it yourselves”

Upon arrival, we have been upgraded from deluxe room to 2 bedrooms suite and the unit is so spacious that makes you feel like you are in your own space. The location is superb, the staffs are friendly and breakfast is good too. We particularly love their nasi lemak and the mung bean cake that they serve on breakfast. Gym is spacious too. With the nice styling of the lobby, I think the main selling point of this hotel is definitely location and room rate. It is definitely worth the value you pay to explore Kuching in the most convenient way (at least for us 😉).

Reviewed August 27, 2019
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