Searching for the Perfect Beat in Borneo

On the waterfront of Kuching, amid hawkers of cat-themed souvenirs, glowing plastic toys and tasty street food, you’ll find buskers aplenty.

If you want to hear live music in the city of Kuching —located in the state of Sarawak, in the country of Malaysia, on the island of Borneo — your best bet is to take a nocturnal stroll along the city’s undulating waterfront promenade — aka “The People Place” — alongside the Sarawak River. Amid hawkers of cat-themed souvenirs (the Malay word kucing means cat), glowing plastic toys and tasty street food (but no alcohol, Malaysia being a relatively liberal Islamic nation), you’ll find buskers aplenty. Read more at