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Address: Btwn. Carpenter Street and India Street, Kuching 93400 , Malaysia
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The remnant of the British/European baroque architecture in Kuching.

A must for those who love to take a look at this mid-1920 architecture design. Located right in the heart of the old Kuching town in between the China Street and India Steet.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Kuching, Malaysia

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Kuching, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A must for those who love to take a look at this mid-1920 architecture design. Located right in the heart of the old Kuching town in between the China Street and India Steet.

Thank CityFolks777
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

It's an okay building and even the monument to the White Rajah is not particularly noteworthy. The building is in a nice colonial style. The only reason to visit is the tourist information office and the many overpriced tourist gouging eateries.

Thank macedonboy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

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.

Thank Gerard R
Kuching, Malaysia
2 reviews
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

Thank 554erman
Singapore, Singapore
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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.

Thank Kenny730
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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 

Thank Gopinathan75
Singapore, Singapore
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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 

Thank soh_kien_peng
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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 

Thank AmethystAme
Davao City
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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.

Thank WanderLustDavao
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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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.

Thank iamsuhaini

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