Launched by His Excellency The Governor Of Sarawak, Tun Pehin Sri Haji Abdul Taib Mahmud on 11th November, 2017 at 11.11pm, Kuching’s Darul Hana Bridge is an S-shaped pedestrian bridge that links the north and south sections of the city.
This iconic landmark is at the famous Kuching Waterfront, with the Sarawak State Legislative Assembly Building on one side of the riverbank, and the new Floating Mosque on the other.
The RM35 million bridge is a symbol of unity for the country’s first “City of Unity”, and aptly named Darul Hana, or meaning in Arabic, “home to peace and tranquility”.
When crossing the bridge, do look out for elements of the Bidayuh community’s bamboo bridges, supported by steel cables linked to two juxtaposed hornbill-topped towers.
The bridge is 335 metres long and 3.25 metres wide, with the viewing decks each measuring 30 metres long and 11 metres wide. Maximum capacity of the bridge is 800 people at any one time. The bridge is open from 6am until midnight daily.