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Kuching City and Heritage Tour
"You'll be picked up from your selected Kuching hotel and taken across the river to visit the unique Cat Museum passing the magnificent State Mosque and the Astana the former residence of the White Rajahs. Tour returns via the golden-domed City Mosque where you'll proceed on foot through Old Kuching visiting the colorful Central Markets and squeezing through narrow alleyways crammed with spice dealers and textile shops. Pass by the heritage buildings of the White Rajah era the Pavilion the Square Tower
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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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Square Tower

The Square Tower is located on the Kuching Waterfront and is a white cube-like structure in the shape of a fortress. It is one of those odd looking buildings that is hard to miss. It was built in 1879, the same year Fort Margherita on the opposite bank of the river was erected. Originally, it was used as a prison, and it even had dungeons. Then, it was turned into a fortress, and even into a dance hall.

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Willettsworld
Aug 22, 2010

THE SQUARE TOWER

When walking the Riverfront Esplanade, you will come upon the Square Tower, a white square like structure in the shape of a fortress, sitting looking lonesome!

It was built in 1879, the same year Fort Margherita on the opposite bank of the river and was used as a prison and had dungeons. It was later turned into a fortress, and even into a dance hall!

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balhannah
Dec 23, 2009

The Square Tower

The Square Tower is at the west end of the Waterfront on the Sarawak River across from Astana. It is actually only about 1.5 blocks away from The Round Tower (LOL, any relation?). It was being renovated in March 2009 when I was in Kuching. The Square Tower was built as an annex to Fort Margherita in 1879. It's architecture reflects the Victorian era’s fascination with native culture. It had been turned into a multimedia information center and video theatre, providing information and documentaries on Sarawak’s tourist attractions, but maybe it is getting a new role. It is very close to the Old Wet Market. Could the market's closing have something to do with the Square Tower renovation?

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AlbuqRay
May 03, 2009

Square Tower

The Square Tower, an English like castle structure erected in 1879 to serve as the town's jail. You may go inside to the Square Tower.

The upper floor houses some visuals on the ancient Kuching town and a brief history of this Square Tower. Here you can catch a glimpse of the olden days Kuching town. Since the tower is very small, a 15-minute visit should be sufficient.

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Oct 15, 2007
 
 
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The Square Tower

Situated on the waterfront, between the Main Bazaar & the Steamship building, you will see a while building which looks like an old castle but smaller.

It was originally built as an annex to Fort Margherita in the late 19th century but today it's home to a multimedia information center which is another place for tourists to visit to know more about Kuching & the history. It also marks one end of the popular Kuching Waterfront.

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BorneoGrrl
Aug 15, 2007

Square Tower

Another legacy of the White Rajah of Sarawak, the Square Tower was built in 1879 as a detention centre. It was later converted into a fortress and then a dance hall.

Today the Square Tower has been converted into a multimedia information center and video theatre screening shows and providing information on Sarawak's tourist attractions.

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mansionion
May 09, 2004

Square Tower

This fort was used as a prison during the British time, and later a torturing chamber during the Japanese occupation. Now it is turned into an information centre for tourists. You can find a theatrette, video wall and interactive video system that enables you to catch a glimpse of Sarawak - past and presence.

At the moment, it is closed for maintenance and renovation works, and expect to be opened to public sometime in 2003.

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Xinta
Apr 13, 2003

Square Tower

Built in 1879, this small square fortress was initially intended to be a prison. Nowadays, it is more of a heritage attraction.

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Textile Museum

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Old Courthouse

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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

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