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Sarawak is the largest among the 13 states, with an area almost equal to that of Peninsular Malaysia. Kuching is the capital of the state and being the most populous city in the state of Sarawak, it emerged as one of the most vibrant cities in the region and the largest city on the island of Borneo. The name of the city, Kuching, is thought to derive from the Malay word ‘kucing’, meaning cat. The people of Kuching take pride in being the cleanest city in Malaysia. 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’s city center is well preserved and very compact; virtually everything that is worth seeing can be reached on foot or by sampan. The narrow, bustling streets are crammed with shops selling all manner of goods, from the mundane to the exotic.