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Address: Kuching Waterfront, Kuching, Malaysia

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Small but very compact museum

When you enter the museum there is fast history given about Malaysian Chinese, which makes you really understand the structure of the society... Beautiful ceramic/porcelain... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

When you enter the museum there is fast history given about Malaysian Chinese, which makes you really understand the structure of the society... Beautiful ceramic/porcelain examples...

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London, United Kingdom
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181 reviews 181 reviews
35 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Fantastic small riverside museum in Kuching tracing the history, culture and contributions made by the Chinese community in Kuching. Fascinating overview of the trades and provinces brought to Kuching.

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Singapore
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

One of the places you should not miss if you visit Kuching. It's a small museum but very well preserved and with a lot of information. Very simple you get an overview of the Chinese history in Borneo. The curator collected most of the showing items by him self and he can tell you a true story of all the... More 

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Kuching, Malaysia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
11 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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41 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
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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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54 helpful votes 54 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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125 helpful votes 125 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
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17 helpful votes 17 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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