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Travel & Resources: KUCHING

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KUCHING (Sarawak)

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

Bars and Clubs

        Lot 108, Section 62, Ang Cheng Ho Rd
        +60 13-821-9485, email

        Gay-owned bar located in the Padungan area and roughly three blocks away from the HSBC Bld, Lola is set amidst old shop houses with an open-air garden courtyard at the side and inside a sophisticated lounge atmosphere, done up in gray and black accents against an industrial backdrop. The music is a bit hotter here, getting the crowd primed for later dance beats at the clubs. Weekends groove to the deep house music. Their staff are cute, as well as friendly, and they try to employ LGBT. Various promotions run through out the year. Premium liqueurs at very reasonable prices. Crowd is gay, but gay-friendly straights are also welcome. Old LED signage may still be used, so look out for D'Bandung sign and big Carlsberg banners.
        Utopia Member Benefit: 10% DISCOUNT on all drinks and beer.
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Massage and Spas

    • Borneo Traditional Massage UTOPIAN VERIFIED APR 2016
        Muara Tabuan
        016-888-9956, email

        Native traditional massage by well trained male masseurs, helping to ease stress and tension. Call before you go. It's a bit secluded and outside the central city. You'll need directions if you are not familiar with the area. The boss is very friendly. In and outcall.
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        Comments from Utopians:

        "Avoid. I had the same bad experience as others!" -- bear4unz, Apr 21, 2016

        "The owner was not friendly at all when I complained about their masseur, and the place was not clean. The masseur that I had was not well trained in massage (what he wanted was to give extra service, which I am not into) and it ended in 40 minutes and I had to pay the full hour rate! That is not acceptable." -- Tim, Jan 26, 2016

        "First of all, none of the masseurs were from Borneo, and there was nothing about their massage that was close to Borneo. One guy was Vietnamese and the other was an east Malaysian on his three weeks vacation holiday. I booked for an hour massage - R$80. But the massage fell 35 minutes short when I insisted to stick to a full body massage and nothing extra. It ended rather abruptly when the masseur found out that there was nothing more to gain out of it. After a quick shower, and while I was paying, I pointed out the time. He said that it was standard. Although it's an hour massage, as long as the massage is finished, its finished. At this point he wasn't friendly or happy anymore, just showed me the door. I paid and just left pretty upset and disappointed. I texted the owner of the place to tell him what happened. He asked who it was, but never replied after that. I just don't think that anyone else should be subjected to this sort of service." -- Keith, Dec 11, 2015

    • 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:

        "My 3rd visit to Kuching and 3rd time using Zensation Touch. Always satisfied by the great guy in charge. He knows what he's doing, speaks very good English and will have you satisfied. Definitely a top recommendation for Kuching." -- bear4unz, Apr 21, 2016

        "Tried Zensation Touch massage. Only one masseur available, but was very satisfied as I received a good massage from him. If you are looking for a mature and tough build guy, he is good choice." -- Tim, Jan 26, 2016

        "Called for an outcall from Zensation Touch during my visit last month, the masseur gave very good massage with a reasonable rate." -- James, Jan 7, 2016

Meeting Places

Restaurants and Cafes

    • Café Tray UTOPIAN VERIFIED NOV 2011

        A gay-friendly café serving various, reasonably price food and beverages (try the Oreo Crush). Very nicely decorated place. Friendly staff, chilled-out crowd.
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