Agoda: Kuching Offers Asia’s Most Affordable Hotel Rates in April and May

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Kuching, the vibrant capital of Sarawak, Malaysia, is emerging as one of Asia’s most cost-effective travel destinations this April and May, according to the latest data from Agoda. The digital travel platform reveals that Kuching boasts the lowest average hotel room rates during these months, positioning it as an appealing option for budget-conscious travelers.

Kuching’s Competitive Pricing

With an average room rate of RM230, Kuching remains the most affordable tourist destination in Malaysia, down from last year’s average of RM282. This price drop makes Kuching an even more attractive destination for those looking to explore Asia without breaking the bank.

Ranking Among Asian Destinations

In a broader Asian context, Kuching stands out as the fourth cheapest city for accommodations, following Udon Thani in Thailand, Surabaya in Indonesia, and Hue in Vietnam. Other cities noted for their competitive rates include Iloilo in the Philippines, Bengaluru in India, Narita in Japan, and Kaohsiung in Taiwan.


Why Visit Kuching?

Kuching is not only affordable but also rich in experiences. Agoda highlights the city’s unique blend of vibrancy and natural beauty. Visitors can enjoy a plethora of attractions such as:

  • Main Bazaar and Carpenter Street: Ideal spots for souvenir hunters, these streets offer an array of local handicrafts.
  • Sunday Market: A vibrant venue where tourists can immerse themselves in the local culture and pick up unique items.
  • Bako National Park: Just a short drive from Kuching, this national park is perfect for nature lovers interested in exploring rainforests, encountering wildlife, and relaxing on beautiful beaches.

Travel Opportunities During Festive Seasons

Enric Casals, Associate Vice-President of Agoda Southeast Asia, emphasized the timeliness of this information, coinciding with several upcoming public holidays across Asia such as Songkran (Thai New Year), Hari Raya, and Golden Week in Japan. These occasions provide perfect opportunities for regional tourists to experience Kuching’s offerings at a budget-friendly cost.

“It is Agoda’s ongoing mission to help travellers see the world for less and what better way to do that than by sharing the latest cheapest destinations ranking just in time for this popular travel time,” Casals stated.


As travel enthusiasts from Asia and beyond plan their vacations around the festive seasons of April and May, Kuching represents a compelling choice that combines affordability with a rich tapestry of cultural and natural attractions. Whether you are a nature enthusiast, a culture vulture, or simply looking for a relaxing getaway, Kuching offers an array of experiences at prices that are hard to beat. This emerging trend of affordable travel destinations highlights Kuching’s growing appeal as a top tourist destination in Asia.

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