Quite close actually Satang Islands can easily be reached in an hour drive from Kuching via the jetty in Telaga Air, Kuching. Getting across in a boat takes another 30 minutes.
Sarawak Museum was established by Charles Brooke the Second Rajah in 1860 and thanks to the great naturalist, Alfred Russell Wallace for his influence. They realized their intentions by setting up a temporary museum at the Market place, along Gambier Street Kuching in 30th October 1886. Later a proper museum was built at its present site and opened its door to the public on 4th August 1891.