Interesting Places In Malaysia
Kuching Waterfront is located along Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman in downtown Kuching Selatan. This landscaped esplanade along the southern bank of Sungai Sarawak starts from the area fronting Crowne Plaza Riverside and The Riverbank Suites, and ends somewhere before the Kuching Wet Market.
There are a number of unique characteristics that have made the Kuching Waterfront as popular as it is today. Opened in 1993, it is regarded as one of the best examples of urban regeneration and rehabilitation projects in Asia.
The Waterfront is also known as The People Place mainly because the project was apt dedicated for the lovely people of Sarawak, especially those in Kuching, who certainly deserve a world-class attraction.
There are a number of sights to be enjoyed from the Waterfront. At the various jetties along the path, you can witness the unique sampans crossing the width of the river to the other side. There are plenty of eating places, most of them are opened only at night, the Sarawak Steamship shopping bazaar selling mostly handicrafts, an old fortified prison called the Square Tower which has been repainted, two multi-level gazebos that give rise to a great view of the city skyline as well as the Waterfront itself, and across the river are the official residence of the head of state of Sarawak as well as Fort Margherita, a well-preserved colonial citadel.