Kuching is the capital city of Sarawak. Over 680,000 residents call Kuching home and it is considered Sarawak’s most populous area. Kuching is a busy administrative and metropolitan centre where one can find both an airport and a seaport. The town’s main exports include rubber, pepper and sago flour. The main focal point of Kuching is the Sarawak River which snakes through the capital city. Tourist attractions in Kuching include Chinese temples, colonial-style architecture, a beautiful waterfront and the historic Sarawak museum. Those who want a true Sarawak cultural experience can start in Kuching where there are packages to visit longhouses, national parks and trek the famous rainforests of Sarawak.
Schools in Kuching are made up of government or public schools, private schools and international schools. The language of instruction in public schools is the official language of Malaysia, Malay. Mandarin and Tamil are the languages of instruction at vernacular schools. On the other hand, international schools in Malaysia use English as its language of instruction. Public and private schools cater to students in primary and secondary levels. Majority of international schools cater to primary and secondary levels. Several international schools have preschool and pre-university levels.