Kuching International Airport is the only air facility serving the city of Kuching, the capital of the Malaysian state of Sarawak. Situated on the island of Borneo, Kuching International Airport was established in 1950 as a military airbase of the Royal Malaysian Air Force but was subsequently converted to a commercial airport. It is located about 11 kilometres from the city of Kuching, a commute which can easily be undertaken with an airport taxi.
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Kuching International Airport is one of the busiest airports in Malaysia, handling more than 3 million passengers a year. It consists of only 1 passenger terminal and is served by a number of Asian airlines, including AirAsia, Silkair, Malaysia Airlines, Malindo Air and Hong Kong Airlines. Only domestic flights and a handful of international connections to nearby cities like Singapore can be boarded from Kuching Airport.
Where to go
Kuching Airport offers direct flights to another popular Malaysian tourist attraction, Kota Kinabalu. Only 1.5 hours away, the city of Kota Kinabalu is most known as the gateway to the mighty Mount Kinabalu, the tallest mountain in Malaysia. Give yourself a challenge and attempt the 2-day trek up to the summit, or simply explore the stunningly beautiful Kinabalu Park if you’re in the region.
A mere 1.5 hours away is the city of Singapore, Malaysia’s friendly next door neighbour. A little island nation known for its stunning cityscape, lush greenery and clean streets, Singapore is popular with tourists looking for a luxurious urban playground. Scale the iconic Marina Bay Sands for a look at that famous infinity pool (the highest of its kind in the world), then head over to Sentosa for some well-deserved bum time on the beach.
But if you’re looking for after-dark fun, few places do it as well as Hong Kong. After a quick stopover in Singapore, make your way onwards for Asia’s sin city, the home of Lan Kwai Fong. From hopping discotheques to themed bars, chill-out lounges to dance clubs, this flashy street will make sure you’re good and entertained all the way till the sun comes up.
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