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Address: Kuching Waterfront, Kuching, Malaysia

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An accurate and concise history of the Chinese in Sarawak!

Situated right in the middle of downtown Kuching,along Main Bazaar and facing the oldest temple in the State - the "Tua Pek Kong" - the Chinese Museum which was curated by Edric... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Kuching, Malaysia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Situated right in the middle of downtown Kuching,along Main Bazaar and facing the oldest temple in the State - the "Tua Pek Kong" - the Chinese Museum which was curated by Edric Ong Liang Bin during the era od Datuk Lucas Chin the Curator the the Sarawak Museum - is an accurate and concise story of the early Chinese settlers.... More 

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Delhi, India
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10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

A very nicely curated and preserved museum. It's easy to miss but if you spot the James Brook restaurant by the river then this museum is right next door. The presentation is amazing and it's great to see the Chinese contribution to Kuching.

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Miri, Malaysia
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162 reviews 162 reviews
41 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I spent an interesting couple of hours in this museum. The curator was very helpful and an interesting guy to chat to. I would recommend a visit to form an unbiased view of the contribution of the Chinese in Sarawak.

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Kuching, Malaysia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

There was not much to see, but some of the information like how did the chinese came up to this part of Borneo was interesting

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
27 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

FREE entry. Main entrance faces the waterfront so it might seem closed from the main road. It's opposite the road from the tua pek kong. Strictly no photo inside the exhibition. Had to resist even my hands were itching to capture the wonders in the museum. Upon entering, we were directed by the caretaker to go into a room to... More 

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Sydney
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134 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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KL
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7 helpful votes 7 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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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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176 helpful votes 176 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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