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Address: Kuching Waterfront, Kuching, Malaysia
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World class presentation, why does it has to end so soon

Very interesting museum in a historic building. Free museum with world class exhibit. Was feeling sad that the exhibite was too brief, hope that it went on and on

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

Very interesting museum in a historic building. Free museum with world class exhibit. Was feeling sad that the exhibite was too brief, hope that it went on and on

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We stumbled across this small museum while walking by Kuching Waterfront. It had an interesting pictorial journey of how the Chinese Migrants migrated to Sarawak. The admission is free and it is definitely worth visiting!

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Pontianak, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I've been to this place on my personal trip and also when I am leading a group as a Tour Leader. This museum is well-designed with history of Chinese migration to South East Asia, especially in Sarawak with detailed explanation. This museum also differentiate many of Chinese Tribe from some region in China that migrate to Sarawak, some of them... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This place did not really tells you a lot of Chinese history in Sarawak. It is situated along the waterfront walkway, maybe you can drop in a while to enjoy the aircond. This museum is not a must visit in Kuching.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

A very interesting museum. We learnt a lot about the Chinese community in Malaysia. Bonus: ALL museums are free in Kutching Plus it was a break from the heat and humidity

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Ipoh, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Worth the visit , though it's a small building but full of information which you may find new and useful! Especially those doing research in this area of studies.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

A very good, concise insight into the Chinese people's settlement in Malaysia. In Sarawak, apparently, the Chinese now outnumber the local populace. Our guide was of Chinese heritage and he explained further many of the things in the museum and about the Chinese lifestyle in Malaysia..

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

It is only a small building, so it must be hard to fit things in. excellent background on the three waves of Chinese migration to Sarawak, and on the various language groups. Perhaps a little too much space ( but who am I, to judge,) devoted to honouring the leading Chinese citizens, as there was very little space left to... More 

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Ipoh, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This is a place for a quick cool browse. There is a short movie. Good articles on migration and education.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The museum is idyllically set on the riverside. The volunteer guides are very welcoming. The history of Chinese settlement in Kuching is fascinating and very well documented.

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