Kuching, derived from the Malay word kucing, meaning cat is the capital and largest city in Sarawak. With a population of about 600,000, the city prides itself as being one of the most multi-racial cities in Malaysia. Despite modernization, Kuching has retained is old charm with many of the buildings of the “Brookes” & colonial era remains intact.
Kuching is the wettest populated area (on average) in Malaysia with an average of 247 rainy days per year. The average temperature is around degree 23C (73F) in the early hours of the morning and rises to around degree 33C (91F) during mid afternoon but heat index often riches degree 42C (108F) during the dry season due to humidity