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Address: Kuching Waterfront, Kuching, Malaysia
Phone Number: +60 82 426093
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Lovely historical monument

Recently painted it is a lovely reminder of the past. Situated along the riverfront near other beautiful buildings from a long time ago. Good photo opportunities.

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
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Melbourne Beach, Florida
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Melbourne Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Recently painted it is a lovely reminder of the past. Situated along the riverfront near other beautiful buildings from a long time ago. Good photo opportunities.

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singapore
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Locked up during all the time I was there. A pity, because it has a great history and dates back to the beginning of Sarawak. Has been many things and its last use was as a dance hall.

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37 reviews 37 reviews
4 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

There is absolutely nothing interesting about this "attraction" except it's great age and undeniably cubic architecture. It's not open to the public and you can't even peer through the windows. Such a waste. Would have loved to see the dungeons below.

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Sydney
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155 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

An interesting building at the end of the Esplanade. The building is a historical remnant from the Brooks period of Kuching's history. The two serpent figures guarding the stairs from the river add a nice touch to any photos.

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Kuching, Malaysia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Great building in the city, historical building is every way! awesome.. next to the building, at night time, it will become like a market by the riverside selling toys, food and drinks, very lovely is when the shoot the toys of elastic up to the sky and all going down(fly) together.. such a good place to hang out!

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The building looks beautiful at the outside but can't visit in the inside. It is locked. Too bad for it has to go to waste

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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90 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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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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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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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