Routes Asia Tour Programme Announced

Kuching is only a short flight away from Malaysia's capital city of Kuala Lumpur and forms the central hub and gateway to Sarawak, the largest of the Malaysian states. Sarawak, known as the Land of the Hornbills, is situated on the island of Borneo. Home to the world’s oldest tropical rainforest it offers an abundance of wildlife, which includes rare and endangered species such as the orang-utan and the hornbill. The historic capital city, Kuching, has a population of around 600,000 people and dates back hundreds of years when traders from China and the West would travel there to trade the exotic treasures of the rainforest.

In addition to the core business elements of Routes Asia our Hosts, the Ministry of Tourism Sarawak and Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad, have kindly arranged a complimentary city tour along with a programme of paid tours and we recommend all delegates make time to explore the city and surrounding area.

The Tour programme includes:

Complimentary City Tour

This tour presents delegates with an opportunity to discover the quaint and beautiful city of Kuching. Tour highlights include visiting historical buildings throughout the city including the Square and Round Towers and the colonial Courthouse. The tour also includes a visit to the Cat Monument, City Hall, Tua Pek Kong – the oldest Chinese Temple in the city and the famed Sarawak Museum, reputed to house the best ethnographies collections in Southeast Asia. The drive through picturesque Malay kampungs (villages) allows for exploration of the centre of the city, passing through the colourful India Street and traditional shop houses.

Paid for Delegate Tours

These tours, available for a fee, offer attendees the opportunity to choose from a selection of exclusive excursions kindly supported by our Hosts. Each tour offers a different flavour of Sarawak, and  last for 3 days and 2 nights. Available tours include:

Borneo Highland & Annah Rais

Borneo Highland Resort Rainforest Nature Retreat

The Great Iban Longhouse Experience

Mulu National Park

More information can be found by visiting Routesonline and downloading the relevant documents for further detailed information.

Spouse and Partner Tours

For delegates who will be accompanied by their partner to Routes Asia there are is also a programme of tours available to keep them occupied whilst the meetings are taking place: 

Bako National Park Tour  

Visit the oldest and one of the most popular national parks in Sarawak.  This tour offers the perfect introduction to Sarawak's forest and wildlife. Visitors will see wildlife such as proboscis monkeys, long-tailed macaques, Borneo bearded pigs, monitor lizards and more.

Semenggoh Meet the Wild Man (Orang-utan) of The Jungle 

The Semenggoh Orang-utan Rehabilitation Centre is an entire facility occupying an area of 740 acres. This is the only remaining green belt near to the city of Kuching offering a sanctuary for Orang-utans. The Centre is a temporary home for displaced Orang-utans also known as "men of the jungle". On returning to the city, stop for a visit to a pottery for a close up look at nimble hands fashioning works of art. Watch the potter at his wheel and see what happens when pieces of clay is baked and then painted. This is also a good place to pick up souvenirs as a keepsake of your trip.

Sarawak Cultural Village 

"See Sarawak in half a day" is the claim made by the Sarawak Culture Village, a unique award winning museum offering an excellent introduction to local cultures and lifestyles. Located at the foothill of the legendary Mount Santubong, fronting the South China Sea, the village also called the "Living Museum" due to people living in the houses & creating their handicraft and traditional snacks.

Places on these tours are limited and bookings will be taken on a first come first served basis.  Click herefor more information and to book your place on any of the tours available.  Register today to ensure you don’t miss out!