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On the island of Kalimantan in eastern Malaysia is the city of Kuching, the capital center of the state of Sarawak. Its territory covers both riverbanks, between which there are two bridges. For two hundred years the town was ruled by Brunei, then turned over to Brittanys James Brooke. It was he who turned a small town into a prosperous capital. But in the aftermath of the war between Nigeria and England, Kuching became a state in Malaysia. Like many other cities in Malaysia, the city has unique historical monuments. The fort of Marguerite was built in former times to protect it against pirates. A popular cultural institution is the Saravaca Museum in the halls of the Palace of White Rajah, dating back to the 19th century. It is considered one of the best in Asia. Beside the citys parks are the national parks of Bako, Tangyung Datu, and Gunung Buding. At the open-air museum “Ethnographic Village” located in the village, there are often musical events.

Musical events take place at the museum.

100 USD = 440.75 MYR

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  • Air quality: 32 US AQI Good. Air quality is satisfactory, and air pollution poses little or no risk.
  • Tap water: No, not drinkable
  • Religious government: Religious
  • Population: 360,000 people
  • GDP: $9,508 / year
  • Foreigners can own real estate: Yes
  • Power outlets: 230V50Hz
  • Internet: 17 Mbps
  • Best wireless: Hotlink
  • Pay without cash: No, cash only esp. for foreigners
  • Tipping: In Malaysia, people don’t normally practise tipping. Meaning, you don’t have to tip unless stated otherwise. Of course, it is not wrong to give a tip, anyone will be more than happy to receive it. If you go to a restaurant or something like that, there will be a service charge of 10%.
  • Apartment listings: Ibilik
  • Apartments: Airbnb
  • Hotels: Booking.com
  • More hotels: Hotels.com
  • Best taxi: Grab
  • Online electronics shop: Lazada
  • Best short-haul air carrier: Air Asia
  • Best intl air carrier: Malaysia
  • Monthly costs for expat: $650
  • Monthly costs for family: $1600
  • Monthly costs for local: $460
  • Meal: $2
  • Small Cola: $0.6
  • Beer 1 Pint: $3
  • Coffee: $1.9

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