A beautiful city where a river runs through. The city on one side, forest and villages on the other side, there also stand a beautiful fort, pokes through the tree canopies, they watch the changing faces of its other side thinking its own side is always the same - timeless and thought that modernity will never know how to cross the river. These two distinct sides form one of the most beautiful setting of all cities. However, the city will be changed forever
Kuching Waterfront Lodge Hotel, Sarawak
Cats City Hornbill Land: KUCHING WATERFRONT HISTORY AND ATTRACTIONS
PhD thesis, University of Malaya. Urban development in Malaysia is inseparable from its existence, which began on the river banks. The design of river banks often changes with time and the level of urbanization. As a result, the physical environment of the river bank will indirectly affect the identity of the place. In fact, the revitalization that has been done able to establish the identity of the area. Relationship functional and emotional elements between human and place create meaning, this process is known as place attachment. Physical changes that occur results in a change of meaning and place attachment may decrease gradually.
The Waterfront Hotel Kuching
The city is on the Sarawak River at the southwest tip of the state of Sarawak on the island of Borneo and covers an area of square kilometres sq mi with a population about , in the Kuching North administrative region and , in the Kuching South administrative region    —a total of , people. Kuching was the third capital of Sarawak in during the administration of the Bruneian Empire. In , Kuching became the capital of the Kingdom of Sarawak after the territory in the area was ceded to James Brooke for helping the Bruneian empire in crushing a rebellion particularly by the interior Borneo dweller Land Dayak people who later became his loyal followers after most of them being pardoned by him and joining his side. The town continued to receive attention and development during the rule of Charles Brooke such as the construction of a sanitation system, hospital, prison, fort, and a bazaar. In , the Brooke administration had a Centenary Celebration in Kuching.
Kuching lies on the Sungai Sarawak 20 kilometres in from the sea. The city's riverfront used to be the regional shipping and distribution point of the Malaysian state of Sarawak. It intervened or acted as a seam, depending on one's point of view, between the commercial area on Main Bazaar and the river. The commercial area contained Chinese shop-houses, a high-rise hotel and office buildings. The development of a road network and air transportation during the s and s, and the change in shipping technology led to the abandonment of the godowns warehouses and the general deterioration of the waterfront.