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Chinese Museum

Kuching Waterfront, Kuching, Malaysia
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Ranked #9 of 36 attractions in Kuching
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

Accidentally ran across this little gem on a walk through Chinatown. Although small, and sometimes small is good, it was very informative. Had a short film (in English and Chinese) at the beginning which gave a nice potted history of how the Chinese came to Sarawak. A really interesting interactive section on the musical instruments was also good. Really enjoyed... More

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Klang, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

While the museum is small, it's very well maintained and it's free. The exhibits are well placed and one can get a great overview of Chinese history in Sarawak. I would definitely recommend a visit here.

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Georgetown, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

A small museum along the Kuching waterfront. The building is fully air-con for visitors to enjoy the artifacts, murals and video clips in comfort. It shows the how the Chinese migrated to Sarawak and contributed to the its development. The video clips presentation in English and Chinese are interesting and worth spending our 5 minutes there. Lots of interactive video... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014 via mobile

This is no dusty old museum, but a modern presentation of community history through murals, artefacts and video clips in air-con comfort. Apart from the stories of the various Chinese dialect groups in Sarawak, there are stories of modern-day students from non-Chinese background telling of their experience with the Chinese language. Presentation is in English and Chinese. Some lights and... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

This is a small museum situated in the city waterfront area. It is located near the Hilton Hotel. The building used to be a Chinese Court House during the Rajah Brooke's period. Now, it had been refurbished to be museum today. The exhibits explains how the different chinese migrated from China, Singapore and Kalimantan. The main economy they were involved... More

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