The main clubbing district in Kuching is Padungan Road, which is located right in the center of the city, in the Chinatown district. As you might expect, the area is also full of Western-style bars catering for the trendy youngish drinker. Another venue, catering to a similar crowd while slightly less expensive, is Travillion in Petanak.
The area used to have its fair share of gang fights, which whilst now gone, it's wise to be cautious. Kuching is a great base camp for trekking in Borneo while brisker walks can be enjoyed in the city's Reservoir Park, which is great for exercising, and you can learn to scuba dive at Talang-Talang Island and see turtles in their natural habitat.
There are numerous courses available in Kuching and visitors can learn batik, Malaysian cooking, traditional dance or massage whilst here. Museums here are plentiful and offer insights into Chinese history, local ethnic and wartime endeavors as well as cats.
For the cat lover, Kuching actually means ‘cat' and is often called Cat City. The museum is located at North City Hall, at Petra Java, on top of Siol Hill. Everything for the cat enthusiast is here including exhibits, photos and history of our feline friends.
Chinese History Museum
Located on the Waterfront at the east end of main Bazaar, this small colonial-era museum used to be the Sarawakian Chinese courthouse but it now houses a small permanent exhibition of Kuching's diverse Chinese cultures.