The Brooke Memorial stands outside the Old Courthouse. I remember seeing it on TV for the first time when Michael Palin visited it as part of his Full Circle travel series. Dedicated to one of Sarawak's white rajahs, in this case, Charles Brooke, the second rajah, it stands at 6 metres high and was commissioned in 1924. At each corner is a bronze figure representing the Sarawakian community: Dayak, Kayan, Malay and Chinese.
This is an iconic landmark at downtown Kuching near the market and river.
Charles Brooke ruled as the 2nd White Rajah (White Ruler) from 1868-1917. His memorial tower is a popular photograph site in the plaza of the Former Courthouse.
This is a busy intersection of town and so be careful when crossing the road to get a wider view for your camera.
The Sarawak Tourism office is located here too.
The Charles Brooke Memorial, an 6m granite obelisk in front of the Court House & facing the waterfront, was built in 1924 in honor of the second White Rajah. A profile of the Rajah and bronze figures on each corner represent the Sarawakian community which are the Dayak, Kayan, Chinese & Malaysia
The Old Court House was the administrative and ceremonial centre of the personal fiefdom of the White Rajahs. Constructed from ironwood, it is an impressive edifice, especially with the ornate engravings on the roof that are based on traditional tribal motives.
In front of the Court House you will find the Brooke Memorial, a tribute to the White Rajah's James Brooke and his nephew, Charles Brooke.
The Brooke Memorial is located in front of the Court House Complex. The memorial is a tribute to the second white rajah of Sarawak, Charles Brookes.
This 6 metre high granite obelisk was commissioned in 1924. At each corners of the obelisk is a bronze panel of four figures representing the Sarawakian community - Dayak, Malay, Kayan and Chinese.