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WoWasis on Bookstores in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

Written By: herbrunbridge - Jun• 09•10


You can always just rent a book, provided it's in Malay

Sarawak’s  capital city of Kuching has a number of bookstores, and this is your best spot in Malaysia to pick up books on Sarawak.  Several of these stores are within a few blocks of each other, allowing you to browse and compare selection before buying.  See our book reviews for an idea of what’s available.  

Premier Bookshop
Sarawak Plaza, Level 2 (next to Holiday Inn)
Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman, Kuching
Tel: 082-423-378
Owner Christopher Tan is a former school principal dedicated to proving a comprehensive series of books on Borneo and Sarawak, along with a nice supply of stationery items and other books. 

Mohamed Yahia & Sons
Sarawak Plaza, basement, and Holiday Inn, lobby, both on Jalan Tunktu Abdul Rahman
Tel: 082-254-282
Yahia stocks many of the strange, hard-to-get books that others don’t carry, but you’ll risk getting a hernia from the cramped shelves that are tough to navigate if you’re a Westerner.  Well worth a look.  The Sarawak Plaza store closes at 9, while the lobby store next door at the Holiday Inn remains open until 10 pm, or when you leave.
GPS N01°33.470’  E110°21.196 

Times The Bookshop
Riverside Shopping Complex (First Floor), next to Crowne Plaza Hotel
Jalan Tunktu Abdul Rahman, Kuching
Tel: 082-412-231
This well-laid out store is part of a Singaporean operation that stocks a fair number of Malaysian and Sarawak-oriented titles.  It’s just a bit west of Premier and Yahia bookshops.

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  1. franz kratschmer says:

    Dear Sirs,

    I recommend the book “China-Hungry for Resources and Know-How” for your readers.
    Author: Wil Souza. ISBN:978-1-4349-1622-8.
    Publisher: Dorrance Publishing Inc., Co, Pittsburgh, USA.


    Franz Kratschmer

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