General Post Office, Kuching

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    General Post Office

    by Willettsworld Written Aug 22, 2010

    The Kuching General Post Office is a majestic building along Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg. It was constructed by order of Rajah Charles Vyner Brooke, the third and last white ruler of Sarawak. The building was designed by Denis Santry of the architectural firm of Swan & McClaren in Singapore, and was completed in 1932. The facade of the Post Office was in the neoclassical style, which contrasts with the building styles favoured by the two earlier white rajahs James and Charles Brooke. The site used to be a police station and stables for the white rulers.

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    Kuching General Post Office

    by BorneoGrrl Updated Aug 15, 2007

    Another interesting building along Jalan Tun Haji Openg is the beautiful Kuching Post Office. The building was built in 1931 during the reign of Rajah Charles Vyner in a neo-classical style with tall Corinthian columns standing at the entrance.

    This is still a functional post office where you can purchase stamps or send mail but I doubt that will be the case for long because the council may want to preserve the building & convert it into a museum

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    Kuching Post Office

    by mansionion Updated May 1, 2004

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    The building stands out majestically with its imposing neo-classical style and impressive Corinthian columns. Build in 1931, it has ornate facade with semi-circular arches, ornamental columns capitals and friezes. A colonnaded portico serves as a corridor in front of the building.

    Plan is underway to convert the building into an art museum, befitting its grandeur architecture.

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