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Chinese Museum, Kuching

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Discover the rich heritage of Sarawak's Chinese community at Chinese Museum, situated inside a historical building from 1912. Learn about the traditions, culture, and struggles of the early Chinese pioneers who played a pivotal role the development of the region. The small but well-curated collection makes extensive use of digital media and video presentations. See Chinese Museum and all Kuching has to offer by arranging your trip with our Kuching online vacation builder .
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  • Kroller is free, exhibitions are interesting, colorful, written in Chinese and English. Worth seeing
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  • Basically you will learn more on the originate of the Chinese here in Kuching, a small museum packed with detailed and comprehensive information, together with its updated video presentation, this is ...  more »
  • A small museum along the waterfront, depicting the history of the Chinese immigrants in Sarawak. Informative and interesting, it is worth a visit. Free entrance and it is air-conditioned.  more »
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  • Good museum, free entrance, lots of information. Tells the story of the Chinese immigration into Sarawak. I liked the last section best with info on cultural traditions - arts, religion, festivals etc. None of the sound buttons were working, and the middle section with biographies of important figures is incredibly dry, but overall the museum is interesting and valuable. Worthy visiting definitely.
  • excellent history of the Chinese here in Borneo. A must visit if you are interested in Chinese history and how they have contributed & settled into the Sarawak community.
  • Interesting (little) museum. Very logical flow: starts with where the Chinese came from. Next are bio's of the early community leaders and a complete section dedicated to the different Chinese communities in Sarawak. There were some I had never heard of! Then a small section on Chinese political leaders. The rest of the museum is about Chinese culture: starting with education, Chinese music (one can chose instruments for descriptions and short audio), religion and festivals. There is a small display of jars and ceramics. Definitely worthwhile a visit!
  • Nice museum without entrance fee. It's very well done, but don't expect an abundance of information. It gives a basic overview of Chinese immigration to Borneo and their traditions. Some buttons didn't work, I think they were supposed to start audios of different Chinese dialects.
  • Amazing. The amount of information on the cultural as well as early Chinese communities finely elaborated here

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The most popular area to stay in Kuching remains just south of the Sarawak River, where you can find affordable hotels offering basic but comfortable rooms. South of Jalan Main Bazaar, budget backpacker accommodations in the form of hostels and guesthouses draw many visitors with limited means. Consider the districts north of the river for more exclusive and resort-style alternatives.
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