1 Kuching

One of Malaysia’s most endearingly chilled-out cities, with a pretty waterfront, reasonable museums and great food.

2 Santubong Peninsula

Lovely beaches hosting resort hotels and an impressive folk museum, all beneath the slopes of Gunung Santubong.

3 Bako National Park

This beautiful reserve has good trekking, sublime sea views and is home to quite a few proboscis monkeys.

4 Iban longhouses at Batang Ai

Traditional communities dot the rivers near the Kalimantan border in southwestern Sarawak.

5 Niah National Park

The superb caves here are both a natural wonder, easily explored on foot, and a workplace for men collecting edible swiftlet nests.

6 Gunung Mulu National Park

Simply Sarawak’s top attraction, with astonishing caves and a popular three-day trek to see the shard-like Pinnacles

7 The Kelabit Highlands

Trek to remote communities dotted around this cool upland backwater.

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