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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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  • An interesting museum which is well worth visiting. It provides a background to the cultural development of Kuching and its peoples.  more »
  • Museum is a word we normally associate with an enormous collection of facts and artefacts--a wide variety of valuable stuffs. And we normally expect a big building to house the stuffs. The Chinese Mus...  more »
  • Chinese Museum located in front of the Kuching Waterfront. It is a museum about Chinese heritage, culture and migration. It also has information about various Chinese dialects who had contribute to Sa...  more »
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  • Interesting museum about the history of Sarawak and how the different dialect groups settled here. There was no staff manning the museum. However, the explanations were all in English and rather informative. The entire museum can be covered in about 30 minutes to an hour.
  • Cozy little museum displaying the history of chinese in Kuching, and the many different subgroups of the chinese race. Interesting displays, please be generous and leave a tip in the tip box.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.

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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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