Sarawak, home to many breathtaking natural and man-made sights, has always drawn tourists with its photo-worthy attractions and authentic travel experiences. Sarawak is truly a sight to behold, from the murals that line the streets of Kuching to its numerous nature parks and architectural marvels. Here is the list of best places to visit Sarawak for photography.
1. Grand Old Lady
Miri, a coastal city with ocean views and hiking trails. Canada Hill, the first oil discovery in Sarawak, is one such location that will provide you with both in this seaside city. And while in Canada Hill, don’t forget to pay a visit to the Grand Old Lady.
2. Sarawak Cultural Village
Step inside the Orang Ulu, Iban, Bidayuh, and Melanau ethnic traditional houses. If you’re lucky enough to come across the village’s musicians, be enchanted by the music of different tribes. When visiting the longhouses, don’t forget to photograph the intricate paintings on the walls.
3. Bako National Park
The sanctuary is a great place to see wild proboscis monkeys, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg! Bako National Park is known for its diverse biodiversity, which can be seen in its changing landscapes, which range from coastlines and mangroves to cliffs, coves, and forests.
4. Mulu Caves
The Mulu National World Heritage Area is one of these treasured pockets of mother nature’s untainted beauty. It provides a glimpse into worlds unaffected by urbanisation. Jagged peaks formed over centuries, protected Sarawakian wildlife colonies, and caves where you feel like the only person on the planet.
5. Kuching Waterfront
The picturesque Sarawak River is undeniably one of Sarawak’s most Instagrammable locations. A visit to the capital, however, would be incomplete without a walk along the Kuching Waterfront. When you get hungry, you can take a leisurely stroll around the area and even enjoy the food stalls and bazaars that come alive at night. In the evening, the area lights up, creating a glittering spectacle.
6. Feast & Furious Cafe
Inside and out, Feast & Furious Cafe in Kuching is a stunner that deserves a spot on your newsfeed. The murals in stark black and white are the first thing you’ll notice. We’re sure you’ll be tempted to take some photos, but save some energy for the inside as well.
7. Fort Margherita
Despite being recently renovated and repurposed as a gallery-museum, Fort Margherita retains its architectural majesty. You can stroll leisurely through its manicured garden grounds and enter the Brooke Gallery, a museum that will take you through what Sarawakians call the Brooke era or “the time of the white rajahs.”