Street art in Sarawak

Given its plethora of attractions, Sarawak sets the stage for some attention-grabbing street art. Its colourful ethnic communities and mesmerising cultures are creatively expressed through bold and vibrant paintings. This mural overlooking the Sarawak River in Kuching features Sape, a musical instrument that is unique to Sarawak. Depicting a host of other musical instruments, the mural is a proud symbol of Kuching as the premier location for international musical performances.

Sarawak’s exotic wildlife provides the inspiration for this mural in Wayang Street, Kuching. Created as part of the #tanahairku murals project, the painting titled Harmony combines elements of gra ti art with urban vibes to make a statement.

Situated near the Open Air Market in Kuching, this artwork by local artist Leonard Siaw showcases four Sarawakian children enjoying Ais Bergula Apong (a local ice cream infused with caramelised palm sugar). The children are from various ethnicities but united by their attires that represent the state’s  ag. Through his brush strokes, the artist expresses the theme of unity between races. After taking photos of the cheerful children, visitors can get a taste of this special ice cream at R.G. Ais Krim Bergula Apong located inside the market.

Kuching is known as the ‘Cat City’. True to its name, this mural along Jalan Wawasan showcases the furry feline. The sight of a woman lovingly holding her cat, her face lit up with happiness, is enough to melt the hearts of cat lovers from around the world. Splashed across the wall of a two-storey building, the painting is cleverly titled “I Love Kuching”. It comes under the Old Kuching Smart Heritage initiative to present the city’s history and heritage through murals.

Sibu has a fair share of street art that is making a huge statement across the art scene. Located along Market Road, this painting depicts Kampua Mee, a must-try item in Sibu. The same lane whets the appetite of foodies with paintings of other signature items such as Dian Mian Hu, Penyeram, Pulut Panggang and Kuih Jala.

Situated along Jalan Tukang Besi, this painting of an old bus takes visitors on a nostalgic journey to the 1960s and 70s when buses were the main mode of transport in Sibu. For many locals, the bus is an iconic image that makes them reminisce about the simple lifestyle that they led before the advent of sophisticated technology.

General write-up on Sarawak

The largest state in Malaysia, Sarawak is known around the world for its massive cave chambers, striking natural formations, protected national parks and endemic  ora and fauna. Its vibrant ethnic groups and the legacy of the Brooke dynasty create an astounding cultural milieu. Sarawak Cultural Village is a great place to start for those who appreciate cultures and traditions. Sarawak has the most number of national parks in the country, including Bako National Park, Niah National Park, Gunung Gading National Park, Kubah National Park and Matang National Park, to name a few. To relax and unwind, visit the beachfront along Damai and Sanubong to enjoy the view of the sun setting across the horizon. Click here to know more.

Tourist Map of Malaysia

There is so much to do and so many places to see in Malaysia. To make sure that you don’t miss anything, use this handy map to navigate your way across the country and find great places to visit.


Perlis is the northern gateway to Malaysia. Despite its small size, Perlis has an abundance of attractions that make it a great destination.


Kedah is Malaysia’s largest paddy producing state. Delve into history in Lembah Bujang, the site of an ancient civilisation or relax in Langkawi, a world-famous resort island.


The site of a UNESCO World Heritage City, Penang is a holiday paradise with fabulous beach resorts and eclectic cultures. It is also the undisputable haven for foodies.


A tin-rich state in its heyday, Perak beckons with a range of sights and experiences. The state’s top attractions include Pangkor, an island getaway and Pangkor Laut, an internationally-acclaimed private island.


Hailed as the Cradle of Malay culture, Kelantan is a destination teeming with age-old arts, crafts and pastimes.


Beautiful islands, culture and nature give Terengganu its magical appeal. Dive, snorkel, sunbathe at the islands or journey to its hinterland to experience the best of nature.


The largest state in the peninsula beckons nature-enthusiasts with exciting eco-adventures. From Taman Negara, the oldest national park in the country, to the idyllic Tioman Island, Pahang is simply mesmerising.

Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia’s dynamic capital city is bustling with attractions and activities. Explore the city by day and night.


Selangor is home to the country’s main airport KLIA, and the main gateway by sea, Port Klang. It is also the country’s most developed state with a long list of shopping malls and themed attractions.


Putrajaya, the administrative capital of Malaysia, is a well-planned township with impressive buildings, verdant parks, scenic lakes and beautiful bridges.


From the majestic height of Mount Kinabalu, Southeast Asia’s tallest peak, to the stunning depths of the world-famous Sipadan Island, Sabah is a magnificent nature destination.


Sarawak, the largest state in Malaysia, has a vast wilderness that contains numerous national parks including the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Mulu National Park.


Located off the northwestern coast of Borneo, this island thrills visitors with its wreck diving sites, historical relics and duty-free shopping.


The birth place of the nation, Melaka is a treasure trove of history and heritage. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage City for vestiges of the past.

Negeri Sembilan

Known for its fascinating Minangkabau culture and a unique social system, Negeri Sembilan is the place to learn age-old customs and traditions.


Visit Malaysia’s southern gateway, for a family vacation at the theme parks or escape to its islands for an unforgettable holiday.

Birdwatching Paradise

Enjoy birdwatching at 55 Important Bird Areas (IBA) throughout the country, tucked away at various habitats such as islands, coasts or lush lowland and montane rainforests.

Cool Highland Resorts

Love the cool highlands? Find refreshing destinations to unwind in Malaysia. From French-themed settings, energetic amusement parks to forest-clad hills, there is something for everyone.

Fun and Fantasy

Find the fun and thrill that you are looking for in Malaysia. Meet your favourite characters, plunge down the world’s longest water slide or enjoy the rides and games!