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Square Tower

Kuching Waterfront, Kuching, Malaysia
+60 82 426093
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Ranked #30 of 34 attractions in Kuching
Type: Museums
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Warsaw, Poland
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205 reviews 205 reviews
107 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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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45 attraction reviews
387 helpful votes 387 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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118 reviews 118 reviews
89 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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Georgetown, Malaysia
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77 reviews 77 reviews
46 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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31 helpful votes 31 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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83 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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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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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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Kuching, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2012

History of Kuching when under british colonial time.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2009

Build in 1879, firstly served as City Jail, later converted into defensive fortress, then a dance hall. Before it being closed down recently, it had being used as information center for tourists. It is located at the end of Waterfront, oppositing the new State Legislative Assembly Building. The tower is not big, nor magnificient. However, it form a great contrast... More

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