Sunset Kampong Heritage and Hawker Food Tour

Sunset Kampong Heritage
and Hawker Food Tour

Witness the life of Malay villagers with a visit to a stilt house in a traditional
kampong (village). Watch the sunset from a sampan on the Sarawak
River and feast on delicious hawker food on the waterfront.


There are many authentic Malay villages, called kampongs, located along the bank of the Sarawak River. Many of these villages are relatively untouched and rarely visited by tourists. They usually consist of houses built from wood and thatch that are raised on stilts to avoid flooding and unwelcome animals creeping in!

Some of the homes showcase beautiful examples of traditional and modern Malay architecture. Witness first-hand the authentic way of Malay life with a visit to a traditional kampong. Another important part of Kuching daily life is the traditional sampan. These wooden boats provide an important means of transport for the locals and are a proud part of their heritage.


Sunset Kampong Heritage and Hawker Food Tour

16:00 - 19:00

After meeting your local guide at a central meeting point in downtown Kuching, we set off to visit a traditional Malay kampong. Wander through the village to see children playing in the country pathways, stall owners selling traditional snacks and adults playing sepak takraw. In this skillful game, the players must keep a rattan ball in the air using only their feet, knees, chest and head – any body part except their hands. Visit a traditional wooden house by the jetty and chat with some of the villagers to learn about life in a kampong.

Board a traditional sampan for a cruise back to the other side of the river just as the sun is beginning to set. From the river you will get the best views of some of the striking buildings located on the riverbank. Photograph the Astana, the last residence of the Brooke Rajahs; the New Sarawak State Legislative Assembly (Dun), a unique building featuring a nine-pointed roof; and the golden-domed City Mosque.

Back on land, head to the waterfront to sample authentic hawker food. Street food in Kuching is tasty, cheap and plentiful. Your local guide will take you to the best place to try local favourites such as nasi lemak – fragrant rice cooked in coconut milk served with spicy sambol and often chicken or salted fish.

At the end of the tour, return to your hotel.




  • A half-day joint tour with a professional English-speaking guide. Other languages are on request and may be subject to supplementary charges
  • Use of a well-maintained bicycle during the tour, complete with helmet and poncho
  • Boat crossing fees by Sampan
  • Street Hawker dinner at a local restaurant is included (food only)
  • All applicable taxes and service charges


  • Transfers from and to the central meeting point in Kuching
  • Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, tips and gratuities, shopping, portage fees and optional tours, unless otherwise stated
  • Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement.
  • Compulsory Christmas, country-specific festival and/or New Year dinner at included hotels
  • Single supplement charges for single travelers, where applicable
  • Any airline tickets, visa fees, additional transportation cost from and to the general meeting point
  • Supplements for transfers for customers arriving or departing from any airport or resorts located outside the general pick-up and drop-off locations
  • Hotel expenses of a personal nature, should an overnight be included: this includes mini-bar consumption, laundry, room service, any telephone or other communication cost not mentioned in the program
  • Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)


  • This tour is operated with an English-speaking guide and on joint/Seat-in-Coach basis only.
  • This excursion does not include return transfers from and to your booked accommodation. Customers are requested to get to the meeting point well ahead in time of the starting time on own arrangement.
  • Should customers prefer to have a pre-arranged transfer included, supplements apply. Tours and transfers are commonly operated by an English-speaking driver-guide for smaller individual travellers.
  • A minimum number of guests are required on tours to have a separate guide and driver confirmed for privately-booked tour options.
  • We will do all possible to comply with any dietary requirements during this excursion; it may not always be possible to confirm your wishes in advance based on the choice of local restaurant.
  • This bicycle tour is a recreational one and covers approximately 17 kilometres of cycling with various stops made en route
  • Natural elements of any kind have a destructive effect on electronic equipment. It is the customer’s own responsibility to ensure that any camera, mobile telephone or other device is properly wrapped and protected against these elements. We cannot be held responsible in any way for negligence and/or not following suggestions for any damage related to this.
  • Please ensure that you bring sunglasses, a hat /cap and sunblock with a high SPF factor when traveling with us on this tour – even when it is cloudy, the sun’s rays are still very powerful.
  • We reserve the right to make necessary changes to the excursion in case of unfavourable weather conditions or situations where we are forced to make alterations to guarantee the safety of our guests.
  • The protection of the country’s flora and fauna is of immense importance for us. We will not pursue any activities for guests that are not in line with our animal, wildlife and environment protection principles.
  • It is the responsibility of the customer to reach the meeting point for this excursion at least 30 minutes prior to the commencement of this excursion. Failure to do so may result in 100% cancellation charges / no refunds.
  • We recommend wearing light, comfortable cotton clothing and comfortable shoes. This excursion is only operated in the afternoon.


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