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Address: Btwn. Carpenter Street and India Street, Kuching 93400 , Malaysia
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I found the Old colonial Courthouse to be very impressive; especially the interior wood work / timber which are well maintained. There are restaurants in it and this is also... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I found the Old colonial Courthouse to be very impressive; especially the interior wood work / timber which are well maintained. There are restaurants in it and this is also where the amazing; ever friendly Visitor’s Information Centre is located.

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Kuching, Malaysia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

ok lah...easy to find food, but not too cheap compare to the place. next time we can introduce to lot of kuchingnites

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Old british design building and you will feel amaze with how they maintain the building so nicely. There are few nice restaurant nearby and also just opposite Kuching Explanade. definitely must visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I believe other reviewers have the same sentiment. When I saw the old courthouse lease to a restaurant, I felt that commercial value in more important than preserving the heritage especially Sarawak which has more than other places I have seen in Sarawak. The building could have been put to better use such as a cultural or colonial museum since... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

When I was at the Old Courthouse, the entrance to the building was closed and there was a policeman seated outside guarding the building. I understand that the building was now being run like a restaurant. The area in this part of the Kuching waterfront is unique and beguiling. The rows of delightful prewar Chinese shophouses along the stretch of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I did not manage to go into the courthouse as it seems opens from Mon-Fri. I gave a very good review reason being I like the building a lot. This is where the courthouse used to be until the new building is up. some of the place in the courthouse already turned into the cafe & restaurant. I do feel... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Situated near Kuching's famed waterfront, the Old Courthouse is a trip down memory line. The structure's the same except for the fact that it doesn't perform as a courthouse anymore but a restaurant. Souvenirs are also available for keepsakes collectors.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

You will love this colonial white building, now turned into a fine restaurant. Price is steep though, but table-cloth service is excellent. Great location, walking distance to a lot of handicraft stores and of course the waterfront.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

The design of the building is more to Europe style. it was beautiful. When I was there, the place was not clean, there were rubbish on the floor. in the same building, there was a place for shi-sha(Lebanan), usually at night.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

The old court house, with its porticoes, big trees & central courtyard, is a lovely place to wander around & get a bit of respite from the heat. Meandering around it conjures up images of ladies & gents from a bygone era swanning around in white linen with long, cool drinks in their hands (although I doubt a court house... More 

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