The people of Kuching City can now surf the internet for free at several selected areas in the city with the launch of Free Wifi for Rakyat, or RA-Fi.
For starters, areas covered by the wifi include the Kuching Waterfont, Padang Merdeka, Satok and i-Com Square.
Other areas such as the Sarawak General Hospital, tHe Springs Shopping Mall, the Kuching Internaional Airport, and Petra Jaya will get coverage in the near future.
It is understood that promotional banners will be used to promote areas already covered by RA-Fi, and the speed is 5Mbps.
To use the service, users need to register at the landing page once they connect to the wifi connection, and registration is free.
RA-Fi is provided by PP Telecomunication Sdn. Bhd and cost RM10 million to roll out. Speeds have been reported to be very stable right now, and it is open for all, including foreigners to use.
If you want to know more about Kuching, check out this article I wrote about visiting Kuching, which includes the best telco in town. You can also read about where you can eat Sarawak Laksa like a local in Kuching. Else, you can also check out the article about highlights of this years’ Kuching Festival which is now happening til 26 August.
Regardless, of those suggestions above, Kuching City now has free Wifi!