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If you're expecting Borneo to be the last surviving outpost of cannibals with blowpipes, think again. Sarawak's capital, Kuching, is one of the most elegant and tidy cities in Asia—like a Singapore without the neon signs and high-rises—and is a fusion of cultures in every way, combining several local tribes, Malay administration, Chinese business savvy, and charming British colonial architecture. Though few tourists travel here, there are a great many things to do: Visit the tribal village and the former homes and fortresses of the British colonialists; drive to the orangutan reserve or to an isolated beach; or take a river cruise through the mangroves. If visiting in July, join the party at the World Rainforest Music Festival.
Where to stay: The Hilton Kuching. For outstanding views, ask for a river view on a high floor.
When to go: Thanks to Kuching's location close to the equator, temperatures are in the 70s and 80s year-round. Expect rain daily between November and March.
Tel: 60 82 248 200