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Address: Kuching Waterfront, Kuching, Malaysia
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Great little museum!

Easy to miss if you don't know it's there. This is a very good little museum highlighting the history of the local Chinese history in the area. Well laid out and surprisingly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Victoria, Canada

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Victoria, Canada
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50 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy to miss if you don't know it's there. This is a very good little museum highlighting the history of the local Chinese history in the area. Well laid out and surprisingly good and informative displays for a free museum. Suitably impressed!

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are by the Kuching waterfront, have an hour to kill and are looking to understand why there are so many Chinese in Malaysian cities, I highly recommend this museum. The only Chinese museum in Malaysia, it gives you an excellent overview of Chinese and their part in Malaysian society. Have fun!

Thank JSY83
Tutong, Brunei Darussalam
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is small compare sarawak museum. However, i learn of history about chinese traditional, culture, festivel & etc. you can take 30 to 45min to look around here

Thank Dilah115
Kuching, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

This little museum showcases the history of the early Chinese immigrants to Sarawak from mainland China. Their arrival had opened up economic activities and helped to develop the state economy. The information and displays are educational and very valuable for those interested to know the history and culture of the community.

Thank James N
Butterworth, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

I learnt some new things here, like there are other Chinese dialect groups which I didn't know of. Interesting info & not too much, so it is easy to complete in less than an hour.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Nice well kept place. Quite digital and interesting for half an hour or so... Small museum but gives an excellent intro to kuching's chinese traditions and community

Thank Humbul
Hornsby, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Little Chinese museum, especially very informative about the different Chinese festivals. Worth to spend 30 min + of your time

Thank Aussimaus
Shellharbour, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Entry is free. Quite small but displays are well laid out and informative. A nice cool spot to spend half an hour or so

Thank Petermac53
Sooke, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

An excellent little museum with free entrance right on the water. We were in Kuching for 6 days and decided to finally see the museum. Very well laid out with good information in many languages. Definitely worth 30-45 minutes of your time visiting the city.

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United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

This museums gives a great deal of information about the contribution made by early Chinese settlers in Borneo. It's throughly well researched and documented throughout. Well worth a visit.

Thank macedonboy

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