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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. Plan to see Chinese Museum and other attractions that appeal to you using our Kuching travel itinerary maker.
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  • July 18, 2017
    A nice place and they have all the information that i'm always curious about, i like about the traditional music instrument. The place is a bit small i think and a bit dark too, but so far so good. I ...  more »
  • July 11, 2017
    This place is worth dropping in for a quick look if you happen to be passing by. It was in the same vicinity as our hotel and the riverfront. Some interesting pieces and display but nothing to shout a...  more »
  • July 10, 2017
    This museum is worth a look. It gives a good description of the Chinese influence here. They don't allow photo unfortunately  more »
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  • June 11, 2017
    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.
  • August 18, 2017
    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.
  • June 20, 2017
    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!
  • March 7, 2017
    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.
  • June 28, 2017
    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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