Location : Taman Botani Sarawak, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia.
I had to visit this place several times in 2020 in order to cover or uncover the many surprises that this park had to offer. Most occasions I had to drive because of its size.
Lucky thing was it was mostly empty of people and also the jogging trails were very wide and spacious. I wasn’t sure if driving was allowed but I did anyway as it looked deserted. Maybe that was why it looked so clean! A neat and tidy white elephant, to put it bluntly.
Currently, in order to get here one has to drive to Satok bridge and continue on to Wisma Bapa Malaysia or via Tun Salahuddin Bridge in Pending. If only there was a shorter and convenient route via the Darul Hana Bridge at Main Bazaar, this place would be more easily accessible and attract a bigger crowd. I hope DBKU will consider this important option as it also will boost the interest of coming to Fort Margherita because both are neighbours. Sadly, the synergy is not there.
Visitors to this park will enjoy the breeze, peace and quietness. It got me contemplating having a picnic here but the thought of the lack of toilet facilities had me thinking otherwise. Although, toilet was mentioned on the signages, I failed to see one in all my visits. Perhaps, bringing along a sarong together with your book would be wise if you choose to stay longer here. Arguably, the number one spot in Kuching for exercise or for bonding with the family and nature.