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Chinese Museum

Kuching Waterfront, Kuching, Malaysia
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Ranked #9 of 34 attractions in Kuching
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Museums
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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180 reviews 180 reviews
101 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 NEW

This is a relatively small museum but we found it very interesting, lots of information on how the Chinese played their part in the process of making Borneo. It also contains some interesting facts about the Chinese culture and of course has some interesting artifacts. Recomended

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Brisbane, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

This was an enjoyable visit if you are interested in history. There was a lot of reading involved. It is in an easy to reach position on the waterfront..

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Penang, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

If you are Chinese, you should not missed it… It is an interesting visit which free of charges !!!!!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
28 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

This is a rather small museum but it is free and very well laid out. Very much enjoyed learning more of the history of Chinese people in Kuching and more broadly throughout Malaysia. Highly recommended for a visit... Less than 1 hour should be enough.

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singapore
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88 reviews 88 reviews
54 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

very detailed information about early Chinese immigrants and various culture of different provinces. definitely worth your visit (free admission). only disappointment: no photography allowed.

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England
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

This small museum offers an extensive overview of the history of the Chinese comunity in Kuching but imparts its information effortlessly. It utilises a variety of information methods so you don't get bored and covers a wide range of subjects, from the start of Chinese immigration to calligraphy, and ends with an analysis of the significance of the Year of... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Very well set up exhibition about the Chinees in Kuching: their culture, festivals, musical instruments and traditions.

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Hong Kong, China
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82 reviews 82 reviews
29 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

This is a small but compact museum. If Chinese history and how they came to be in Sarawak interests you ,then this is a must see. After 40 years living in Hong Kong and with a Chinese mother in law ,I found this museum excellent

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Kuching, Malaysia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

This Chinese museum gives you a quick run down of the history of Chinese migration to Sarawak. Is a small museum but compact. I think it deserves a bigger space as a lot of Chinese tourists were showing great interest when we were there. Unfortunately it was too crowded forcing some tourists to move out in order to make way... More

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Phuket,
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

This small museum located by the waterfront near chinese temple.It was a Chamber of Commerce before turn to museum. It's explained the routing the influx of immigrant chinese to Kuching many hundred years ago and the story on how they survived before and onto today. worth a visit especially if you are chinese..

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