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Address: Kuching Waterfront, Kuching, Malaysia
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well set out with lots of interactive displays. gives a good rounded history of the Chinese in borneo

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Ken J
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Especially good for a rainy day. This is a good sized museum. Easy to find and good location. Unfortunately none of the sound buttons in the exhibition worked.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Housed in a small beautifully quaint British colonial building at the edge of the Kuching Waterfront, the Chinese History Museum exhibits a collection of historical artifacts, presentations and models on Chinese emigrants since the 19th century. Despite its compactness, the Museum has a small audio-visual room presenting a brief video of the history of the emigration of Chinese and their... More 

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Newcastle England
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

very friendly curator but you can cover it in about 10 minutes, if you are passing look In but don't go out your way to see it

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Kuching, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

easy to understand the local chinese's culture and background. its historical sharing is worth for visit here

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

well set out with lots of interactive displays. gives a good rounded history of the Chinese in borneo

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Thank Ken J
Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This diminutive museum is a bit of a gem. It has the most modern and up-to-date interpretation out of the museums in the Sarawak museum system. A good introduction to the Chinese impact on Borneo.

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Thank Kowloonie
Sabah, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

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 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

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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Thank salemnobody
Bangkok
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016 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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