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Address: Kuching Waterfront, Kuching, Malaysia

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Chinese museum

We spent a good hour here on a hot day in Kuching. Interesting look at the different Chinese immigrant experiences. There is a short film which doesn't really tell you much but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
OriginalNutbag
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Sabah, Malaysia
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Sabah, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a good hour here on a hot day in Kuching. Interesting look at the different Chinese immigrant experiences. There is a short film which doesn't really tell you much but it's nice & cool to sit for a few minutes. Plenty of information to read. Worth a quick look. It's free.

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Thank OriginalNutbag
Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On August 10th I walked different streets and visited the Chinese History Museum which has a short view of how Chinese immigrated to Sarawak. Some interesting stuff. Right on the waterfront.

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Bangkok
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The old court house transforms to museum with Stories of Chinese immigrants to Borneo. Their daily life including musical instruments, cooking utensils, their celebration all around the year is very joyful and informative.

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Thank berm1974
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of reading to do but really explains about the settlement and making of Kuching and surrounding areas, by the Chinese. It portrays the skills and trades they brought with them and the many festivals them at they celebrate here. A total eye opener for the history of Cat city, Kuching

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Thank Pebbles402016
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked through this museum, which is free of charge and really enjoyed it. It tells you a lot about the Chinese influence in Sarawak. I liked the short introduction/information video in particular, which explains it very clear. One can only have a lot of respect for these very hardworking people!

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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

God it was hot in Kuching today We were doing a walking tour and were baking in the process down by the esplanade Consequently, we popped into the Chinese museum - it's free, and tells you a lot about how the Chinese came to Sarawak as migrant workers (invited by the Raja James Brookes to help expand land cultivation) Very... More 

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Thank MJH1
Penang Island, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

Its a small museum hidden in the city but surrounded by beautiful landscaping. It is small but filled with information. Its free and suitable for everyone.

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Thank jojialin
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

History of chinese migrants is always an interesting topic for me and this place provided a wide range of information on the topic.

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Thank One-mantrekker123456
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Definitely worth a visit. Very informative information about the Chinese settlement in Kuching. We learnt quite a lot. Some of the computer systems were down which was a shame.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

Located on the banks of the river adjacent to the Bazaar. Small but very well done and a very informative overview of the Chinese contribution to the development of Sarawak to this day. Free entry and quite informative.

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