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The Old Courthouse

Address: Btwn. Carpenter Street and India Street, Kuching 93400 , Malaysia
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Ranked #19 of 35 Attractions in Kuching
Type: Architectural Buildings, Landmarks
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Landmarks

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Perth, Australia
19 reviews 19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Unfortunately only the building is what's left. It's not like a museum, there is nothing inside. Instead, there is a visitors centre and a cafe where you can have a meal or a refreshing drink. We sat down at a table outside and enjoyed some refreshing fruit juices and a coffee in a very nice setting provided by the courtyard... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The place is relatively small. It reminds of old time when the British were in charge in Borneo. All white with wooden floors and roofs. Nice place to see, but not much else there. A nice cafe is there where you can eat there!

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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80 reviews 80 reviews
57 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Nice colonial oasis in the center. Houses the tourist office. And has a really charming cafe where you can enjoy a coffee or snack on the terrace - has a nice colonial vibe to it. super friendly staff.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

there's nothing to see but outside. We ate at the place right there called MagnaCarta. Fish and Chips was huge, delicious, as was the pizza and the drinks were great as well. Must eat there!

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Kuching, Malaysia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Place for SArawak Forestry Office and Visitor Information Centre. Come here, take picture, have dinner (several famous restaurants are there) and get information of Kuching and National Park. Within city centre and near to many attractions such as carpenter street, waterfront, esplanade, main bazaar, merdeka plaza shopping complex, india street etc

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Perth, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
13 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
19 helpful votes 19 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
21 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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