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Kuching Recognised As Malaysia’s First UNESCO Creative City Mainly For Its Amazing Food

today19 November 2021

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Kuching from above. (source: Bernama/New Straits Times)

Kuching, the state capital of Sarawak, is well known to most Malaysians (and beyond) as a culinary destination of choice.

Besides being the best place to get Sarawak Laksa, Mee Kolok, and colourful Kek Lapis, the whole city is filled with spots that range from the excellent to the sublime.

All this talking’s got me hungry. (source: mStar / Sarawak Tourism Board)

It seems that this fact has reached the people over at UNESCO, as they have recently inducted Kuching onto their Creative Cities Network (UCCN), specifically in the field of Gastronomy.

“We are proud as Kuching is the first city in Malaysia admitted to the UCCN list. This is an outstanding achievement and will have a positive impact on local socio-economic development,” enthused state minister Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah.

Sarawak Tourism, Arts, and Culture minister Datuk Abdul Karim Hamzah (middle) announces…

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Written by: Ahmad Hamizan


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