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Chinese Museum

Address: Kuching Waterfront, Kuching, Malaysia
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Ranked #9 of 36 Attractions in Kuching
Type: Museums
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251 reviews 251 reviews
117 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This is an interesting small museum next to the Hornbill Fountain on the Esplanade. It highlights the cultural contribution the Chinese have made to the region. If you have a spare half an hour to an hour its well worth the visit to assist in understanding the history of the region.

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Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We were not intending to go to the museum but it was so hot that we just escaped from the heat. It was worth visiting it. It is a small museum with lots of information about the chinese immigration to Kuching. There was a lot of board with text to read and less actual artefacts to look at. I would... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

If you're interested in understanding the essentials of the Chinese diaspora of not only Sarawak but of South East Asia this is the best 1/2 hr you can spend in Kuching Must visit. Beautifully put together and displayed with great visuals and some artefacts.

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4 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I love visiting museums... Therefore, It is interesting to see a short video clip played in a room, about how Chinese came from China and how they assimilated their culture. Then, we went to browse to all the Chinese ethnics groups on the mini gallery. In shorts, it is kind of small but straight to the point kind of facts... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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173 attraction reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

This museum is along the river and is quite easy to spot. Do check it out if you are around the area. The information is well presented and best thing is it is free and there is air con! =)

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Montreal, Canada
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Well worth visiting! It is small but very well documented on the migration pattern and different languages spoken. Located on the waterfront.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Interesting reading as the Chinese made a huge impact to Sarawak. Situated right on the river front it's easily accessible.

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Sungai Petani, Malaysia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

this is one place solely funded by the locals to upkeep and restore this muzuem. The number of antiques and also the write ups on the early chinese migrants is just great.Never miss this place while in Sarawak.

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11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

small but very interesting and close to the waterfront. perfect climate inside. The Entrance is free that's nice

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London, United Kingdom
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38 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

It's free, and on the riverside walk, so if you want to learn more about the Chinese immigration into Kuching and see interesting photographs this is a must place to visit. You can then walk up into Carpenter Street in the heart of Chinatown and get a taste of the Chinese community and temple nearby. Lots of cheap eating places... More 

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