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The Old Courthouse

Btwn. Carpenter Street and India Street, Kuching 93400 , Malaysia
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Ranked #18 of 36 Attractions in Kuching
Type: Architectural Buildings
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Perth, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We used a boat - RM 1 p/p to travel to the other side of the river, then walked to the courthouse. It was underwhelming - perhaps because it was closest and non one else was around.

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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58 reviews 58 reviews
13 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We stopped a few times here during our Kuching stay, for drinks and snacks. I was very happy I could order a proper salad with raw veggies, as I miss that a lot in the more tradional Malay food. Large choice of different fresh fruit juices.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

the restaurant in the Old Courthouse is awesome, mixed cuisine. Lovely staff. Went back twice. Sat outside on the verandah, even when it was raining... it was beautiful.

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Aussie in Asia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
22 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We sheltered here when it was closed during a storm. Returned a few days later to enjoy fresh pineapple drinks on the terrace. Waitstaff were very helpful with drink descriptions and wifi. A very pleasant rest stop after a long walk to Civic Centre which was closed.

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malaysia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
21 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Just located in front of waterfront and a landmark in Kuching. Good place to take a photo and there is a cafe located within the building (or attached next to the old court house).

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Bandungan, Indonesia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

many cars and motorclyces around di building, the street front of cafe/court building must not for car or motorclycles but only walking people in weekend day

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Melbourne, Australia
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164 reviews 164 reviews
57 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

This is old Courthouse in Kuching. Also a place for administration meeting during the colonial period. Good to have a walk around as part of the esplanade or old shop houses experience in the city. Place for photos and appreciation of the architecture.

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Lismore, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Needs to restored and revamped to idea of the history of the place, Restaurant in the building open at night, reasonable food, good price from western point of view, but slow service

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Puerto Princesa, Philippines
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16 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Found this to be a nice, cool old colonial building. The menu is quite small, but I was pleased to find Fish and Chips. Service was inept, rather than disinterested. I guess it's never going to be a culinary hot spot, but it's nice to see it open rather than closed up. Tourist office within the building was very helpful.

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Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

I only went here to take some photographs. Not a whole lot to see or do but the architecture is quite lovely.

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