How to Get Here
Getting to Malaysia
Malaysia is easily accessible from most parts of the world by air, land and sea links. There are more than 40 international airlines fly into the country while the national carrier, Malaysia Airlines, has a global network that spans six continents and a national network that covers more than 36 local destinations.
There are six international airports in Malaysia with the main gateway being the KL International Airport (KLIA) at Sepang. It is located approximately 50km south of Kuala Lumpur. The rest of the country including Sabah, Sarawak and the Federal Territory of Labuan in East Malaysia is well serviced by 14 domestic airports and airstrips for the rural areas.
The main entry point by sea to KL is Port Klang, about 50km away from KL. Malaysia is also accessible by rail and road from Singapore and Thailand.
Getting to Sarawak
Kuching International Airport is Sarawak's main gateway. There are near-hourly connections to Kuala Lumpur on Malaysia Airlines, AirAsia, Malindo Air as well as flights to Johor Bahru, Kota Kinabalu and points elsewhere in Sarawak on Fly Asian Xpress (FAX). International connections are rather limited, although there are a few weekly services to Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Jakarta, and Singapore.
The airport underwent a major facelift in 2005-2006 and is now modern and pleasant. Kuching city is about 20 minutes away by taxi, a fixed RM17.50 from the taxi coupon stand just outside arrivals. There are also rather intermittent (once every hour or so) buses to the city center for RM1.
When checking in, note that all flights outside Sarawak are considered "international", even if you're only going elsewhere in Malaysia. There is a basic restaurant on the ground floor before security. The newly opened KFC is located at the left of the terminal on the departure level.