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Address: Kuching Waterfront, Kuching, Malaysia
Phone Number: +60 82 426093
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Nice at night

The tower is small and square. Promenade alongside the river starts there. It's nothing much (the tower, I mean) but quite nice in the evening with colorfull fountains around.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tower is small and square. Promenade alongside the river starts there. It's nothing much (the tower, I mean) but quite nice in the evening with colorfull fountains around.

Thank Marybee_DD
Novi Sad, Serbia
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38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

It is actually a lot smaller then you would think when judging by the name of the attraction. It is really nice looking, but since it was being repainted, I almost missed it because of all the work being done around it.

Thank BrunchBN
London, United Kingdom
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243 reviews
92 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

The new Mosque on the River and Bridge development will completely drown out this bit of old Kuching history.

Thank Stephen_Lloyd
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

The Square Tower resemble Fort Magherita . It was a prison back in year 1879 and currently is a dance hall (but it is locked and not open for visit). Located at the western section of Kuching's waterfront, The Square Tower is overlooking The Old Court House, Clock Tower & Charles Brooke Memorial at it's left and Astana (across the... More 

Thank HyeinYoo
United Kingdom
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263 reviews
196 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

At the time, there was construction around the building, so all that's visible is the south side of the building and there's not much to see. It looks like a toy fort. If I hadn't known about the building beforehand, I'd walk right past it.

Thank macedonboy
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12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

This square tower is right at the end of the Kuching Waterfront. There are construction work around it and the place is closed. Basically just view it from the outside.

Thank James L
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302 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 297 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Located at the end of Kuching Waterfront; this Small Tower had definitely seen it better days….but it is newly painted and well maintain. Unfortunately, it all locked up! Soon there will be a new bridge beside it linking up to the Astana, the opposite of the river. Works are still in progress, hopefully by then; it will be open again!

Thank Gerard R
Melbourne Beach, Florida
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100 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 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.

Thank updog247
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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.

Thank Liam10
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36 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 via mobile

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.

Thank John E

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