Malaysia’s largest state is Sarawak, situated on the northwest of Borneo Island. Most of the state is covered by dense tropical rainforest, making Sarawak a nature’s paradise. Here you can explore one of their 25 national parks, learn about local indigenous culture, and visit the state’s capital, Kuching. Out of the 25 national parks you can visit, Bako National Park should be on the top of your list. It’s the first and oldest national park in Sarawak. With well-marked jungle trails and deserted beaches, Bako gives you the best introduction to Sarawak’s forest, coastline, and wildlife. After experiencing Sarawak’s nature, it’s time to meet its people. Head to Sarawak Cultural Village and have a peek into the lives of indigenous peoples such as the Dayaks and Ibans. Discover their traditional way of living in communal wooden longhouses, watch cultural performances, and try out indigenous cuisine. Now that you’ve seen the old ways of living, step into the state’s capital for urban adventures. The main attractions are located at Kuching Waterfront, a 900-meter long esplanade overlooking the Sarawak River. Have a leisurely walk there and you’ll come across historic buildings like the Chinese History Museum, Square Tower, and Sarawak Steamship Building. When you get hungry, the many street food hawkers along the way will keep your tummy filled.