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    Chinese History Museum

    by Robdaz Written Mar 13, 2005

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    The Chinese History Museum

    If you stroll along the Kuching Waterfront you will come across the chinese museum . The building itself was built in 1912 and was originally a courthouse for Sarawak's Chinese community.

    In 1930 it became the Chinese Chamber of Commerce and is currently the Chinese History Museum. It traces the history Sarawak's Chinese population, which makes uo about 30% of the State's population.

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    The Old Court House

    by Robdaz Written Mar 12, 2005

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    The is the administrative center of the White Rajahs of Sarawak, the Brooke Raj family since its completion in 1874.

    In 1847, this was the site of a mission, which was turned into a judicial administration office. In 1858 ,the mission was demolished and two more buildings were erected put up in its place before the Court House came into being.

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    The Square Tower on the Waterfront.

    by Robdaz Written Mar 12, 2005

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    This was built in 1879 as a prison and was later converted into a fortress and then a dance hall, which seem a bit small to me.

    Today the Square Tower is a multimedia information center and video theatre providing information on Sarawak's tourist attractions.

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    Tua Pek Kong Temple.

    by Robdaz Written Mar 12, 2005

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    Tua Pek Kong Temple.

    This is the oldest Chinese temple in Sarawak. The Tua Pek Kong Temple is believed to have been around since 1843.

    During the days leading to the Chinese new Year, the chinese population pay homage by placing giant joss stick round the temple and burning for peace and prosperity as can be seen in the photo I taken.

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    Orphans

    by kyoub Written Jul 4, 2004

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    Orangutan

    Semenggoh Wildlife Rehab Center works to rehabiltate orangutans to be released back in the forest. They are fed twice daily and only return here if they are hungry.
    The day that we were there we saw several
    orangutans.

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    Largest flower

    by kyoub Written Jul 4, 2004

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    Flower

    We was told that there was a rafflesia in bloom at Gunung Gading National Park.
    We must hurry and drive there because they only bloom for a few days. It was a long drive and a ferry ride to get there. When we arrived a park guide lewd us down the path to the flower. The rafflesia ptoduces the largest flower in the world. Some measure 1m across.
    It is best to call the park before you go to see if one is blooming when you are there.

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    Sarawak Museum

    by daryll Written May 5, 2003
    The Sarawak Museum

    Originally built in 1891 to house and display arts and crafts of the indigenous people of Borneo, the Sarawak Museum has gained a reputation for having the single most comprehensive collection of Borneon artefacts to be found anywhere. After extensive extensions, the Sarawak Museum now straddles both sides of Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg, with both buildings connected by an overhead pedestrian bridge. The original 1891 building was designed in style of a Normandy town-house and was extended to its present structure in 1911. The new wing, just across the road, was built in the 1970s and has a reconstruction of life in the prehistoric Niah Caves.

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    Square Tower

    by daryll Written May 5, 2003
    Square Tower

    Built in 1879 as a detention camp for prisoners, the Square Tower was later converted into a fortress and then a dance hall. Today it is a multimedia information centre and video theatre providing information on Sarawak's tourist attractions.

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    General Post Office in Kuching

    by daryll Written May 5, 2003
    General Post Office

    This 1931 building stands out majestically with its imposing neo-classical style and impressive Corinthian columns. In contrast to its ornate facade with semi-circular arches, ornamental columns capitals and friezes, the back of the building is plain and unadorned. Deep parapet walls of plain design hide the pitched root. A colonnaded portico serves as a corridor in front of the building. This will soon be converted into the Sarawak Art Museum.

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    Fort Margerhita in Kuching

    by daryll Written May 5, 2003
    The Fort Margaherita

    Fort Margherita was built during the White Rajahs occupation. It was built by Rajah Charles Brooke, the son of Rajah James this Fort is now the Police Museum.

    Completed in 1879, Fort Margherita commands a breathtaking and strategic position along the Sarawak River, with a location chosen to overlook the long stretch of river approaching Kuching. Named after the second Rajah, Charles Brooke's wife, the Ranee Margaret, it was built in the defensive edifice/castle style of the late English renaissance. Fort Margherita has been converted into a Police Museum and many of its old cannons, cannon balls, guns, pistols, swords and other vestiges of its artillery can still be seen. The armoury still exists as does the condemned prisoner's cell. The Police Museum has a display of old police weapons, reconstructed opium dens and scenes of hanging and other forms of criminal punishment.

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    Kuching Waterfront, the meeting place

    by WSH80 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    An aerial view of Kuching Waterfront

    You shouldn't miss this place when visiting Kuching! I really like this place and I'm sure you will too.

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    Boat rides......

    by lilysuzlini Written Aug 22, 2008

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    We didn't have much time to go on the ride. We end up walking at the water front while kids enjoy running around.

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    Cat Museum

    by hhalosg Written Dec 24, 2006

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    The Cat Museum at the Kuching North City Council is the world's first museum devoted to cats. Here you can find a large range of exhibits of cats including pictures, books, souvenirs and etc.

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    Library

    by hhalosg Written Dec 24, 2006
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    Find the building is very nice and it is surrounding by lake. But have no time to visit there, what a pity.

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    Visit a hydroelectric dam

    by sklc Written Nov 30, 2006
    Breathtaking scenery at Batang Ai dam
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    We took a van and drove to Seri Aman division. It took about 4 hours and soon we saw signboards pointing to Batang Ai Dam.

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