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Sibu Heritage Centre

Jalan Central, Sibu 96000, Malaysia
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Ranked #5 of 11 Attractions in Sibu
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Type: History Museums, Museums

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Melbourne, Australia
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192 reviews 192 reviews
66 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

The Heritage Centre is a good place to visit to learn about the the basic history of the Sibu town and the different cultural and ethnicity living this part (Sibu) of Sarawak. The place is filled with artifacts, models, readings regarding the history, cultural and religions. The museum is on the upper level - air conditioned. A coffee shop is... More 

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Sibu, Malaysia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

A mini muzium with a huge amount of information on the origin of Sibu and its people. Worth a visit for locals.

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San Francisco, California
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31 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This centre is rather disappointing. It looks rather run down, as if there was lots of energy initially to set the place up, but now that it is operating, all the energy has left and gone elsewhere. The ground floor is mostly abandoned storefronts, and at first I thought the whole place was closed. But there is a set of... More 

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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Let me say, this place is not what I had hoped it would be, expected it to be more 'up class' but sadly, it needs a lot of work. Upkeep is a no. 1 issue. Cleanliness is under par. Nothing to shout about here...sorry!

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Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
34 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This used to be the old city council building. Now it's a pretty decent museum with informative displays describing the origins & past of Sibu city. This place is worth a visit & all visitors to Sibu should come here.

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Sibu, Malaysia
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I found many cultural about every race who born in Sibu, good learning at here. May take half of hour or more time to sightseeing at here, A/C is available so wont feeling hot.

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78 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

A place where you can get all sorts of information regards the history and culture of Sibu. It is like a museum, worth a visit if you like to know more about Sibu. It tells you the early beginnings of Sibu, the coming of early Chinese migrants from the various dialect groups and also those of the earliest ethnic tribes.... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

There is nothing much here. Only few boards on the ground floor explaining some history but not very clearly lit. There should be some signs to tell people more clearly of some exhibition at the upper floor. Nothing so special. I like a shop selling Sarawak souvenirs including Ibans custome and some other items at the ground floor near to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

This is an odd place. When you first approach it there doesn't seem to offer much. It looks a little run down and neglected, and most of the shops appear abandoned. Plus, on the ground floor there are just a few posters. Nothing special. However, take the stairs to the right of the coffee shop at the main entrance and... More 

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Subang Jaya, Malaysia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

The place had a lot of potential but was very underused. Most of the shops were closed / vacant lots. They could have rented out the open space for events. It was just like most typical government initiatives. great when open, but poorly maintained.

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