Sarawak River

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Sarawak River
Sungai Sarawak
Sarawak River.jpg
The Sarawak River flowing through Kuching city centre.
Physical characteristics
SourceUpper Kapuas Range
 ⁃ locationMalaysia
MouthMuara Tebas
 ⁃ location
South China Sea, Malaysia
 ⁃ coordinates
1°38′17″N 110°29′59″E / 1.6380°N 110.4996°E / 1.6380; 110.4996Coordinates: 1°38′17″N 110°29′59″E / 1.6380°N 110.4996°E / 1.6380; 110.4996
 ⁃ elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Length120 km (75 mi)
Basin size2,459 km2 (949 sq mi)
Basin features
 ⁃ leftSg. Sarawak Kiri
 ⁃ rightSg. Sarawak Kanan

The Sarawak River (Malay: Sungai Sarawak) is a river in Sarawak, Malaysia. It is an important source of water and transportation for the inhabitants in southwestern Sarawak. It is also used in water-related sport activities such as the annual Sarawak Regatta which attract tourists from all over the world.

The Astana, the official residence of the Yang di-Pertua Negeri Sarawak (Governor of Sarawak) and the New Sarawak State Legislative Assembly Building is located on the north bank of the river as well as Fort Margherita.

It runs around Holiday Inn Kuching (Now named Grand Margherita Hotel) and Riverbank Suites apartement near the river. The Sarawak River Cruise runs around it.

See also[edit]


  • MacKinnon K, Hatta G, Halim H, Mangalik A.1998. The ecology of Kalimantan. Oxford University Press, Australia.