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Chinese Museum

Kuching Waterfront, Kuching, Malaysia
+60 82-231 520
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Worth a visit if you are in the area

The museum is very informative covering the history of the many different Chinese ethnic groups who... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Konrad M
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Melbourne, Australia
Small but very informative museum

This place opens at 9am. Not very big, but you will be enlightened with the history of how the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Steven S
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Kuala Belait, Brunei Darussalam
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Kuching Waterfront, Kuching, Malaysia
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+60 82-231 520
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The museum is very informative covering the history of the many different Chinese ethnic groups who have emigrated to Kuching. Prominently located along the main waterfront promenade, small, easy to navigate and free to enter. Highly recommended.

Thank Konrad M
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This place opens at 9am. Not very big, but you will be enlightened with the history of how the Chinese people arrived in Kuching and their livelihood. Worth a visit.

Thank Steven S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

May seem small but enough information to have an overview of the Chinese in Sarawak. In particular, different dialect groups were highlighted for their different contributions to the economy.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fortunately we had a professional guide for this part of our tour who explained the history of chinese involvement in Borneo. The Museum displays are excellent and really worth visiting- admission is free but a donation is welcomed.

Thank BobBonHere
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Located along the Kuching waterfront. Free admission but a donation is appreciated. A great amount of history on how the different dialects of people came to kuching to settle till modern day. Very informative with excellent pictures & write ups.

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Reviewed April 21, 2018

Just across the road from the temple it gave an informative insight into the story of the Chinese in Malaysia. Exhibits, photos, video and informative text

Thank jules304
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Reviewed April 15, 2018

Whilst small from the outside the museum certainly delivers inside. Good layout and explanations provide excellent insights into the Chinese communities settling in Kuching and thereabouts. Well worth a visit.

Thank Amethyst627
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Reviewed April 6, 2018 via mobile

This museum doesn't look like much from the outside, but inside, it's nicely displayed. There are displays and information in english to read and listen to. Spent around 30-40 minutes, and it's free! Interesting to learn about the history of the different cultures in Kuching.

Thank Sally H
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Reviewed March 20, 2018

Small Museum that tells about the arrivals of Chinese to Sarawak. Located in the city centre near the waterfront point. Good to browse through and it's FREE !! This is part of your walking tour around Kuching City.

Thank joey k
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Reviewed March 15, 2018

We dropped by this museum on our way to the jetty and what a bonus! Read about the history of the first Chinese migrants to this land of the horn-bills and their initial struggle, coupled with the traditions and cultures they brought along. Truly an...More

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