Sarawak, Malaysia

Sarawak is one of the only two states of East Malaysia that is located in the Borneo region side of the country. Among the 13 states of Malaysia, Sarawak is the largest state with an area almost matching up to the Peninsular Malaysia. Sarawak is the second most diverse state in the whole of Malaysia. It consists of over 40 sub-ethnic group, six major ethnic groups, Iban, Chinese, Malay, Bidayuh, Melanau, and Orang Ulu, along with a few smaller ethnic groups like Kedayan, Javanese, Bugis, Murut, and Indian. Each of these groups have their own language but Malay and English are the official languages of the state. Its capital city, Kuching, is the biggest city and the economic centre of the state.

Sarawak is also known as the 'Land of the Hornbills' because it is home to eight out of 54 species of hornbills in the world with the Rhinoceros Hornbill being its state bird. Although Sarawak is in the same (Borneo) region as Sabah, people usually choose to travel to the latter instead because it is deemed more developed and well known whereas Sarawak is like a rough diamond that hasn't been fully discovered yet. However, the state has been marketed as 'the road less travelled', attracting more adventurous and curious crowd.

The following shows the residential property transactions in Sarawak over the last few years:

The Sarawak government is aiming to develop Kuching as a smart city by 2030 to promote the digital economy. The Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hassan claims that the Sarawak government has set aside RM1 billion to upgrade the telecommunications infrstructure and other infrastructure to establish good connectivity, as well as stimulating economic growth in the rural regions. Aside from that, he also said that the Sarawak government had allocated RM5 billion to upgrade the coastal roads and bridges, RM6 billion for the Second Trunk Road, RM2.8 billion for water supply and RM2.37 billion for the Rural Electrification Scheme.

Latest Sarawak for sale listings:

01-Apr-20Low-Cost Flat745 sfRM105,000
01-Apr-20Low-Cost Flat628 sfRM105,000
01-Apr-20Condominium998 sfRM348,000
01-Apr-20Condominium775 sfRM550,000
01-Apr-20Low-Cost Flat1,100 sfRM430,000
01-Apr-20Low-Cost Flat750 sfRM158,000
29-Mar-20Low-Cost Flat750 sfRM138,000
26-Mar-20Agricultural Land-NA-RM1,127,000
26-Mar-20Residential Land-NA-RM1,531,800
26-Mar-20Residential Land-NA-RM354,900

Latest Sarawak for rent listings:

YesterdayCondominium1,280 sfRM500
30-Mar-20Low-Cost Flat700 sfRM750
30-Mar-20Condominium949 sfRM2,400
26-Mar-20Low-Cost Flat1,111 sfRM1,600
26-Mar-20Condominium1,397 sfRM2,600
26-Mar-20Retail1,800 sfRM2,500
26-Mar-20Retail1,200 sfRM3,300
26-Mar-20SOHO1,200 sfRM1,000
3 user comments on Sarawak

Difficult to park to visit family member...not friendly security, better stay at nearby hotel

Another overpriced condo/apt in Been-to-Ulu.

Good central location. A lot of security around. The rooftop garden has good views of the city. Salt water pool is clean and big (but not very deep). Not much of a crowd at the pool or gym which is nice.