ICOBM 2018

International Conference on Beneficial Microbes: Microbes for the Benefit of Mankind

The Waterfront Hotel, Kuching, Sarawak

The Waterfront Hotel is a boutique hotel located in the heart of Kuching city, within walking distance to the famous river Waterfront area. In addition to its strategic location for business meetings, we have chosen this venue due to its versatility to accommodate social advantages as well. The venue is adjacent to a shopping mall, the Plaza Merdeka mall, and within walking distance to the famous Kuching main bazaar and Carpenter Street. It is also adjacent to the famous Old Courthouse, which is now a heritage building accommodating a restaurant and a bar for an evening chillout. 

 

 

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Kuching City

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Kuching, the capital of Sarawak, is simply unique. Like all towns and cities in Borneo, the focal point of Kuching and the reason for its existence is the river.  Hiring a sampan to meander slowly up and down the Sarawak River is the best way to get your first impression of Kuching. From the river you will see picturesque Malay villages (kampungs), a golden-domed mosque, a Victorian fort, a whole street of 19th century Chinese shophouses and an imposing wooden-roofed palace, all set against a background of distant mountains.

Kuching has an unusual name – the word means “cat” in Malay. The nearby national parks include the famous Bako, home of the rare proboscis monkey, Gunung Gading, where giant rafflesia flowers bloom, Kuching Wetlands, which protects a fascinating mangrove ecosystem, Kubah, with its rare palms and orchids, and Semenggoh and Matang Wildlife Centres with their resident orangutans. 

Kuching is also the ideal base for visiting longhouses. Local travel agents have a variety of tours, ranging from half-day trips to nearby Bidayuh longhouses, to week long safaris to Iban longhouses on the Skrang, Lemanak and Batang Ai river systems. 

More information from Sarawak Tourism

 

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