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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 August 19, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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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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