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Travel & Resources: KUCHING

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KUCHING (Sarawak)

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General Information

    Kuching (which means "cat") is the capital of Malaysia's largest state, Sarawak, on the island of Borneo, and its beautiful 19th century colonial buildings and Chinese shophouses lie along the graceful curves of the Sarawak river. The waterfront has been pleasantly landscaped into a cool and peaceful esplanade for locals and visitors to stroll along. Exploring the nearby fresh market and shopping streets is fun. The Sarawak Museum is also nice (just next to the evening cruise park) and there is also a museum (the world's largest) devoted to cats.

    Like nearby Sabah, the population is very mixed here with lots of indigenous ethnicities, and Muslims are in the minority. Kuching has a decidedly small town atmosphere so even though there are lots of local gays around, aside from a few mixed clubs and cruising spots, they tend to make connections online using Sarawak chatrooms, particularly on Dalnet IRC. If you plan to visit, start looking for local friends well in advance of your arrival.

    The population of Kuching is around half a million (that's 20,000 Utopians).

Popular Spots


Massage and Spas

    • Zensation Touch UTOPIAN VERIFIED APR 2016
        MJC, Batu Kawah

        Traditional and sensual massage by local men. Resonable rates for outcall to your hotel or incall at their clean and comfortable place.
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      Comments from Utopians:

      "Borneo Reflexology Petanak is located near the city center. Customers go there for a good massage. One of the largest massage centers here, there are many male masseurs to choose from (mostly from Indonesia and some from China). Some rooms have curtains and others have wooden partitions. Customers are usually covered with a loose towel only (unlike in some other places where you are asked to change into the shorts provided). Mixed crowd, be discreet. Good luck, play safe." -- Kelvin, Aug 2, 2018

Meeting Places

    • Kuching Waterfront

    • Lake Park

    • Sarawak Museum UTOPIAN VERIFIED AUG 2012

    • Shopping Centers
    • Swimming Pools

      • KMC public swimming pool

      • Stampark Swimming Pool UTOPIAN VERIFIED SEP 2018

          Comments from Utopians:

          "No longer cruisy now that the open shower is closed due to vandalism. Knowing how slow the management works, the shower will remain closed for some time." -- John S., Jul 1, 2018

          "Stampark Swimming Pool is a great place for cruising. If you go to the locker room behind the larger pool during the evening, there's a pretty secluded facility which isn't taken very good care of (not the cleanest place) but there will be discreet guys there ready for fun. I shared a cubicle with three other guys. Sun evenings are the best times to meet. Just change out of your clothes and sit around waiting for them." -- Randy, Feb 2, 2018

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