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Address: Kuching Waterfront, Kuching, Malaysia
Phone Number: +60 82 426093
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Suggest you visit Fort Magherita instead (The Square Tower resemble Fort Magherita)

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 21, 2015
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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243 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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261 reviews
194 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 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

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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297 reviews
159 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 286 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
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.

Thank updog247
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 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.

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

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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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.

2 Thank Tony W
Kuching, Malaysia
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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!

1 Thank Borneo_Lady

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