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Address: Kuching, Malaysia
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Kuching's own White House

Strolling long the waterfront, you won't miss this famous landmark. This is the residence of the governor of Kuching. Unfortunately, it's closed for public since it's a functional... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Strolling long the waterfront, you won't miss this famous landmark. This is the residence of the governor of Kuching. Unfortunately, it's closed for public since it's a functional home. You can take fotos from the waterfront, or cross the river and take fotos from the gate. You can't visit Kuching without having a photo taken with this landmark

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Kuching, Malaysia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

it is a castle so called for the ruler of the town but you can't get in and there is nothing special or unique about it. once you cross the river with the boat. and just walk around it. seriously nothing special. so just stay at the other side of the river..DO not cross it to get to Astana. waste... More 

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Kuching, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Yes, who doesn't recognize this white building across the Kuching Waterfront. It is called Astana, the place where Kuching Governor lived. It is closed for public. Only can take picture from the other side. I am sure it is one of the landmark for Kuching. You can cross by river taxi to here. But only can take photo at the... More 

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Pontianak, Indonesia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I expected to have lunch here since I heard they will have "Open House" once a year. Turns out they do not held such event anymore. We can't even go in and see the interior. From outside you can just see it and... done.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

built for the second Rajahs wife it is a grand white low building on the quieter side of the river.Unfortunately the Government chose to erect a state buiding of immense size very close to it

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Borneo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

It looks lovely at night when it is lit up and you are across the river from it. Worth walking by to see the lights.

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Lismore, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Only open one day per year functions as residence for Governor, so hard to open to public, grounds look immaculate. Good centrepoint for central Kuching

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Phuket,
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

It is not open to the public ( I heard that it will open only one day a year on Hari Raya's day). Therefore, I can just comment on what I can see from outside and across the river. It's white building , well maintained and decorated with the wording ASTANA placed on the lawn by the river bank. This... More 

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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

.. as I was told it not possible to visit the Astana since it is now an official residence. However, from the river the building looks attractive and I am sure the interior is full of interest if one could visit the place!

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

It's closed for the public. See it from the waterfront if you must. That's all you can do. If you accidently crossed over thinking you can see it, well, you can spend your time at the orchid garden nearby or the state assembly right next to it.

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Address: Address: Kuching, Malaysia
Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Sarawak  >  Kuching

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