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Square Tower

Address: Kuching Waterfront, Kuching, Malaysia
Phone Number: +60 82 426093
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Ranked #33 of 35 Attractions in Kuching
Type: Museums, Cultural
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Back in 1990-an, the Square Tower was one of my favorite place to visit...now just like left old building, no more water, no more fountain...just old building there. sad.

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Melbourne, Australia
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193 reviews 193 reviews
66 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

This is a spot for photos and people to view the structure which was built during the colonial period. The landmark is part of the waterfront or esplanade. Opposite is the Old Courthouse.

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Warsaw, Poland
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337 reviews 337 reviews
188 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

This white old building is a distincitve landmark of the Kuching waterfront. Everybody stops here to catch a photo of the tower with the Sarawak parliament in the background. Nice view and nothing else.

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San Diego, California
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321 reviews 321 reviews
45 attraction reviews
411 helpful votes 411 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

A well preserved relic of the Colonial period that will not hold one's interest beyond a photo. Not to be missed is an interesting bronze of a dragon on the steps leading to the river. It projects its menacing view at the Sarawak Parliament Building across the river.

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Kuala Lumpur
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131 reviews 131 reviews
89 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

At the end of the Kuching waterfront, you will find this square and small tower. Nice to take photo here.

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George Town, Malaysia
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93 reviews 93 reviews
55 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

It is a small white square structure of colonial period right at the river side or water front promenade.Looks beautiful but nothing much to explore.Just take a picture & thats it!

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Mississauga, Canada
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131 reviews 131 reviews
75 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

This relic of the Brooke colonial era is impossible to miss and helps imagine how the waterfront may have looked to boats coming up the Sarawak River. An obligatory photo subject and possible landmark reference but the interaction ends there.

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Singapore, Singapore
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182 reviews 182 reviews
96 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

This is one of few remaining old buildings from the Brooke era (not British colonial era, as that would be after 1946) that still remains in Kuching. Since it was built in 1879, that would have been during the rule of Charles Brooke, the second Rajah of Sarawak. Unfortunately, apart from the shell, there's little happening in or around the... More 

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188 attraction reviews
167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2012 via mobile

A nice building, but there is not too much else to see here. Take a picture, enjoy the waterfront and then move on.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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216 reviews 216 reviews
27 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

Quaint, small tower that is one of Kuching's colonial heritage buildings. Would look much better with a repaint.

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