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Chinese Museum

Kuching Waterfront, Kuching, Malaysia
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Ranked #9 of 36 Attractions in Kuching
Type: Museums
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London, United Kingdom
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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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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The Chinese Museum in Kuching is housed in an old colonial court building. The outside does nothing to give away the great exhibits housed inside. The museum is free and when I visited, there wasn't any visible staff around. The exhibits highlight the history and contemporary culture of the Chinese residents of Sarawak and Kuching in particular. They highlight the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

One of the must do in Kuching. The museum provides information on the migration routes from the various regions of China to Sarawak, geographical distribution and the various clans and dialects of the Chinese community in Sarawak

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Kuala Lumpur
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Small but very well presented history of the Chinese community in Kuching. We were given a personal tour by the manager, very friendly guy full of knowledge and advice on where to visit in Kuching!

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

A small museum on the waterfront that provides the information and background on how the Chinese with different dialects migrate, settle and contribute to the development of Sarawak. Very interesting, informative and worthwhile a visit. You may need approx. 1 hour to get thru this museum.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

It told a very human story of the large movement of Chinese people who settled and contributed to,the development of Sarawak

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We were going past and it was free so we popped in to have a look. If you are going along the waterfront why not make a visit to learn how the Chinese settled in the area.

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Aussie in Asia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This small museum offered a welcome respite from the heat of the day.Just off the Esplanade, it is accessible and well-presented. Well worth a visit with English presentations as well as Chinese texts. We spent some time here. Free.

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Borneo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Loved how accessible the information was and the variety about the different Chinese settlers. A good length and good depth of information.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

I popped into the museum as a rest bite from the heat and was pleasantly surprised. Lots of interesting facts about the Chinese, their history and culture in Sarawak. Worth a look

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