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Matang Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre and Kubah National Park Tour from Kuching
"Matang Wildlife Center is located in Kubah National Park Sarawak’s main center for wildlife rehabilitation. This center is responsible for rescuing and helping a wide variety of animals back into the wild. Ranging from orang utan and sun bears to hornbills and sea eagles all of which can be view in natural enc sun bears bear cats civet cats sambar deer barking deer
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Traditional Bidayuh Village Bamboo Longhouse Tour from Kuching
Anah Rais is a large Bidayuh (Land Dayak) village about 45 minutes from Kuching. Formerly known as the Land Dayak during the era of the Brookes and British colonial rule at Anah Rais. It is one of the many longhouses that dot the landscapes of Sarawak."""Learn about the traditional bamboo longhouses of Sarawak on this cultural three-hour tour from Kuching. Anah Rais is considered one of the largest Bidayuh longhouses and therefore one of the most popular. Previously known as the Land Dayak during the this well preserved bamboo longhouse is home to many families."title=Tour+Highlights&1=Visit+a+traditional+bamboo+longhouse+village+on+this+tour+from+Kuching&2=Learn+about+the+unique+architecture+and+cultural+features+of+the+longhouses+in+the+Bidayuh+village&3=Visit+the+families+that+live+in+these+bamboo+longhouses&4"""Kuching
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Private Tour: Kuching Sightseeing Tour and Overnight Village Homestay
"Day 1: Kuching — Semenggoh — Annah Rais (D)Meet your private guide upon pickup from your hotel or Kuching International Airport and proceed by minivan to the Semenggoh Wildlife Centre. Drive for 30 minutes until you reach the gateway to the lush t orphaned or illegally captured wildlife the center occupies 1828 acres (740 hectares) of unspoiled forest in the Semenggoh Nature Reserve and is the only one of its kind in Sarawak. Observe orangutans bears hornbills porcupines
From $205.00

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Round Tower

The Round Tower is a distinctive building, built in 1886 following a devastating inferno that razed much of the structures between Carpenter Street and Main Bazaar. It was used as the town dispensary to complement the medical headquarters housed within The Pavilion next door. It is commonly - and mistakenly - believed that The Round Tower was a fortress, especially with its strategic location, appearance and the narrow windows. This is however, not the intention of the building, but rather a coincidence of the design.

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Aug 22, 2010

The Round Tower : Sarawak Craft Council

This odd looking building with rounded sides stands out along Jalan Tun Haji Openg is called the Round Tower, was built as a fort in 1886 and later used as a dispensary. Today, it is where the Sarawak Craft Council set their headquarters.

The building is well preserved and reopened in 2003 after restoration works. You can find many local arts & craft on display and for sale here. You can even watch some demonstration of the locals making the handicrafts

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Aug 15, 2007

Round Tower

Part of Kuching heritage, the Round Tower was constructed in 1886. However, the reason for its construction remains a mystery. It is believed that the building was meant to serve as a fort in an emergency due to it fotress like structure. Moreover, there are holes in its wall small enough to aim weapons from inside.

It was turned into a dispensary and was then used by the Labour Department until 1980 before being turned to house a section of the Judicary department. Now, it is part of the upgraded Court House Complex for tourism related activities.

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May 09, 2004

The Round Tower

The Round Tower was originally planned as a fort when it was built in 1886, but used as a dispensary. Today it is part of the Courthouse Complex and is the headquarters of the Sarawak Craft Council.

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May 03, 2009
 
 
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Textile Museum

The Textile Museum is located in a building called the Pavilion which was built in 1907 as a medical centre. The ground floor housed the consultation room, a laboratory and officers. On the first...
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Mosques

The Old State Mosque of Kuching stands on the site of the first mosque that was built in 1847 by the family of a famous Malay leader, Datuk Patinggi Ali. That first mosque was a simple wooden building...
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Old Courthouse

The Old Courthouse lies behind the Brooke Memorial and was built by Sir Charles Brooke, the second Rajah of Sarawak, in 1883. It was built of ironwood and embellished with Sarawak motifs. At the time...
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Astana

This majestic building was built by Charles Brooke, the second Rajah, in 1870 as a bridal gift for his wife. A spectacular building which stands out on the high ground across the the river from the...
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Fort Margherita

This fort was built in 1879 by Charles Brooke and named after his wife - Margherita. It is a beautiful building and there are lovely views up and down the River Sarawak from its walls. Its original...
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Sarawak Cultural Village

We spent hours here and loved it. The setting is stunning - a lake in the centre, mountains all round. The village has lots of houses in different cultural styles. You can visit them all. Some tribes...
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