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Sarawak Museum
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Owner description: Nature studies, tradition and local craftsmanship come together in this 1891 museum.
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“Interesting but mostly closed...”
Reviewed June 16, 2014

The Sarawak Museum is located in several different buildings across a busy main road, fortunately linked by a bridge.

However, when wee visited they seem to have crammed most of the exhibits into the main building because the other buildings are mostly empty or closed off.

Visited June 2014
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Kaeng Khoi, Thailand
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“A fascinating traditional museum in Sarawak”
Reviewed June 14, 2014

Many interesting facets of the history of Sarawak and the Ecology of Borneo. Some incredible relics and exhibits.
All set in a beautiful old Colonial Building adjacent to the Padang in Kuching.

Visited November 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Varied museum”
Reviewed June 12, 2014

A varied museum, not too big but with lots of aspects of sarak life and culture - animals and people. The hairball and watch taken from a man-eating crocodile is the highlight

Visited April 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
“A Historical Museum in Kuching!”
Reviewed June 8, 2014

This is one of the oldest museum in Kuching or Sarawak. Featuring the history, culture, animals and crafts.

Recommended place to visit if it is your first time in Kuching. Had been to this place many times over the last 20 years. The exhibits do not changed too much over the years. A bit run down and some part of the museum is currently closed for renovations.

The highlight for me at the museum is the hairball (including a watch and false teeth) obtained from a crocodile which was hunted by the local authorities.

Nearby there's an aquarium, garden with a small gazebo area for food and an art museum. Across the skybridge, there's a small coffee shop area with shops to buy sourvenirs or local food products.

Visited June 2014
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Kuching, Malaysia
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“Sarawak Museum”
Reviewed May 27, 2014

The oldest collection of Sarawak in Malaysia is in Sarawak Museum (No fake ones, all real including the heads that were hunted in the 1990s. Scaring but real. It is ok to go during daytime and must not talk much in front of these preserved heads. The collections dated back to Brooke era some 150 years ago, the Commonwealth rule and the Malaysia. Many authoritis would suggest to move many items to other cities' museums for their own reason. However, up till now, the Sarawak museum is still original. It opens during weekends too (except closed on Friday only)
Everyone appreciates the collections.

Visited December 2013
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