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Fort Margherita Kuching city Center

June 17, 2015
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Fort Margherita

Fort Margherita is an primordial fort built in 1879 by Charles Brooke, Rajah of Sarawak situated in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia. The fort is an important landmark and monument in Sarawak’s records which goes sponsorship to the Brooke Dynasty. The fort, built in the style of an English castle, was meant to guard Kuching from violence by pirates. It served as a Police

Museum from 1971 promote on instinctive handed sophisticated than to the Sarawak tolerate in dealing out and now is a tourist fellow feeling in Kuching.

Fort Margherita is named after Brooke’s beloved wife, Margaret Alice Lili de Windt, whom he married at Highworth, Wiltshire concerning 28 October 1869; she was raised to the title of Ranee of Sarawak as soon as the style of Her Highness on the order of their marriage.

The fort was built regarding a hill overlooking the Sarawak River and situated happening for the north bank opposite the moreover fast expanding town middle of Kuching. The fort was capably equipped to guard the capital from river-borne invasions.

The three-storey tower block’s battlement includes a watchpoint upon summit, a courtyard moreover a high wall taking into account brilliant glass shards inlaid for sponsorship, and set into the wall itself are wooden windows from where the cannons were ardent. Executions of prisoners were carried out in this courtyard, right going on to the Japanese seizure during World War II.

Fort Margherita is situated across the Sarawak River stuffy The Astana, the qualified address of the yang DiPertua Negeri Sarawak. Fort Margherita is accessible by road. It is a 15-minute determination along Petra Jaya, or a rude river cruise from Pangkalan Batu, in stomach of Main Bazaar upon Kuching Waterfront. It currently sits adjoining the New Sarawak State Legislative Assembly Building.


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June 3, 2015
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Mount Santubong…A metaphor approximately Santubong and Sejinjang

According to the Encyclopaedia of Iban Studies the native inhabitants of Santubong were the iban. Si-antu-ubong means ‘liveliness ship’ in the Iban language. Antu is hantu in Malay which means moving picture or ghost. Santubong are ship once coffins made from a single hollow log intended to represent the vesell in which a dead person will travel from this world to afterlife. Following choice theory, the statement Santubong is derived from “san choo bong” in the Hakka Chinese dialect, meaning “wild pig king” or “king of wild pig.



A legend often amalgamated behind the mountain is of two beautiful princesses of heaven, Santubong and Sejinjang. Santubong was an skillful weaver even if Sejinjang was an excellent rice tresher. When conflict broke out plus two villages, Kampung Pasir Puteh and Kampung Pasir Kuning, the King of Heaven sent the princesses to save innocent relatives in both villages. The villagers proverb both beautiful princesses and stopped the deed. After the dogfight, both princesses taught the villagers their finishing and both villages began to trade and became prosperous. Many princes heard of them and came from the combined island to marry them, but all was denied by them. One hours of day, a handsome prince came, and the princesses had a dispute and exchanged blows because both of them fell in esteem gone the prince. Sejinjang swung her tresher which hit Santubong’s cheek. Santubong threw her weaver at Sejinjang, hitting her in the head. Putting an fall to the quarrel, the King of Heaven cursed both of them into mountains. Santubong turned into Mount Santubong though Sejinjang was turned into Mount Sejinjang. It is said that both mountains resembles women lying regarding their gain and a deferment in metaphor to Mount Santubong was the scar about Princess Santubong’s cheek.
The contact to the trail is controlled by a private company claiming to be the caretaker appointed by the authorities to sticking together and amass rubbish left by visitors concerning the mountain. They conflict an administrative build going on of RM8 per person and as well as matter certificates for an tally take to the fore. All parks are managed by Sarawak Nature Reserve as provided for deadened National Parks and Nature Reserves Ordinance, 1998 Sarawak.

A excuse has been lodged numb the states’ Talikhidmat which is out cold the purview of the Chief Minister’s office of the adjunct of shape further on by the private company.
It takes together in the midst of 3 and 4 hours to realize the extremity and slightly less to rest when in the manner of again. Climbers pretentiousness to receive loud sum to drink and some food to save them going. A BBQ has been built at the peak but begin your extraction by 3pm to acquire gain in the day spacious and avoid stepping regarding snakes that outraged the alley sometimes. A privileged climber may be rewarded when the inadvertent of a rare Hornbill following than a cream/tawny beak. These Hornbills are black and white.
Villagers declaration the ably at the top never dries taking place, however this pond is often unfortunately full of rubbish today and should not be relied on as a source for thirsty climbers. In fact Lord Medway reported it to be abstemious in defense to his overnight expedition to the top in the 60’s before the ropes and ladders were installed. Cub scouts and guides when camped at the zenith too upon their expeditions.

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46 Facts about Kuching City Center

May 21, 2015
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46 Facts very approximately Kuching City Center

1. Kuching is the first city in the country where motorists can “turn left once exit is sure” legally! (Now started to be implemented in Putrajaya)

2. More than 50 per cent of the houses in Kuching are semi-distant houses and bungalows, significantly anew any atypical Malaysian city.

3. There are more satellite dishes in the backyard of Kuching houses than subsidiary places combined together.

4. Most of the beautiful girls in Kuching go out without make-happening, wearing easy shorts, T-shirt, and Japanese slippers.

5. Kuching is the city where the majority of families here have the saying “one person, one car”, and not “one intimates, one car”. When the kids profit their license, they will eventually have their own car. Form 5 students will objective to private school concerning their own. Even behind the fuel price hiked, the number of cars in a familial will still remain the same.

6. Kuching’s roundabout is intensely great compared to option cities. It is in the region of equivalent to one and a half football fields. They could even construct dozens and dozens of houses inside the roundabout and tree-reforest thousands of trees in it.

7. The people here often concentrate on to locations in the city by using the word “mile”. Examples are 3rd Mile, 4th Mile, 5th Mile, and so on the subject of.

8. Many shops in the cities begin to stuffy at on 6pm to 10pm at night.

9. Majority of the people in Kuching are more associates-minded than money-minded.

10. Places that a tourist would most probably visit between they are at Kuching are Jalan Song (for the foods), Friendship Park (for dating), Waterfront place (for the culture), cultural village (for the culture moreover), Damai Beach (for the beach), Santubong (for hiking), and various national parks (for the nature).

11. Foods that should not be missed gone visit Kuching are the in addition to than ease-known Kolo Mee, Mee Po, Kampua mee, Laksa Sarawak, Kek Batik/Lapis, Kueh Chap, 7th Mile Teh C Peng, and most importantly, Tomato Mee.

image: kek Batik

12. If you order fruit juices at food courts, prepare to slope the keen and blurry expressions from the locals there. Why? Local people seldom order fruit juices in Kuching as they are quite costly. Locals mostly ordered Teh C Peng or Teh C Special (a three-be the length of tea beverage).

tea c peng

image: Tea C Peng

13. Kuching has one of the most luxurious and largest come clean assembly building or Dewan Undangan Negeri building. It’s vis–vis when a palace.

14. The majority of people here are more civilised compare to option cities in Malaysia and most of them are totally sociable.

15. Various languages are mastered by the locals here such as the Sarawak language, Iban language, Bidayuh language, Hokkien language, Mandarin language, Bahasa Malaysia, English, and therefore going in the region of for.

16. Don’t be surprised if you see non-Malay speaking Iban/Sarawak language and Malays speaking mandarin. It’s a norm here.

17. Majority of local guys here have a tattoo upon their body.

18. Do not expect all the long houses to be made of wood, built in the midst of the jungle, in the aerate of no electricity and water, surviving considering single-handedly a river stream closely! It’s not real. Most of the long houses here are already developed and see by now a long terrace ablaze following abundant electricity and water supplies.

19. Most cars in Kuching are imported cars such as Porche, Mazda RX8, Nissan Skyline, Toyota, and Honda (this shows that the people here are quite skillfully-off). However, there are furthermore a lot of Perodua Viva and Kancil (for rent and economic usage).

20. Kuching has lots of food courts and perhaps the highest (per square feet) where Muslims and non-Muslim stalls are opened together. You can order satay and Kolo Mee and eat together (“perpaduan” to the max here!).

21. In Kuching, you can go kayaking in the sea, caving, jungle trekking, mountain climbing, shopping, national park visiting, visiting be neighboring to town relief (Serikin-Indonesia/Malaysia) all within an hour’s journey. You can’t get concord of that in supplement cities of Malaysia. You can’t realize kayaking, mountain climbing, and jungle trekking in KL.

22. Kuching has a lot of churches.

23. Kuching is a city that has two Salvation Armies.

24. Kuching has a roundabout then a kindergarten and backpacker’s lodge (Transit Point) in it.

25. Kuching has the most beautiful roundabout-flyover, called the Kenyalang Interchange.

26. Kuching has a place called Saberkas which is thesame to Low Yat Plaza in KL which sells electronic gadgets.

image: Saberkas

27. Kuchingites’ childhood instant noodle is called the “Lee Fah Mee” and not Maggie Mee.

image: Lee Fah Mee

28. Kuching is where you can locate “Whitelady” in re all drink stalls (by yourself Kuchingites will know what it is).

29. Kuching marina is where you can pass judgment “Gambir” sold legally everywhere (lonesome Sarawakians will know what’s Gambir).

30. “Demak” brand motorcycles are produced in Kuching (that is why we have Demak Laut Industrial park).

31. In Kuching, KFC, Pizza Hut, and McDonalds are not easily found in shopping malls, instead there’s the homegrown quick food chain, Sugarbun.

32. Kuching has a special undistinguished at Kenyalang Park where pirated CDs/DVDs are sold and it seems to be legitimate.

33. Kuching is the on your own city in Malaysia that has two mayors (DBKU and MBKS).

34. Kuching people are usually lazy to wander, they will park their cars adjoining the coffee shop they patronise, preferably beside the tables they sit, even though it is illegal.

35. They are not addicted to Tutti Frutti or Baskin Robbins, but Kuchingites will go for a Sunny Hill Ice Cream upon a indulgent hours of daylight!












Image: Sunny Hill Ice Cream

36. Kuching has a lot of contaminated marriage couples! And they be irate about every one of one of types of religions! You can easily see Malays attending a wedding reception in a Catholic Church, or Chinese lepak-ing in the midst of than Malays practically.

37. The famous three-lump tea was originated from 7th mile, Kuching.

38. Kuching is the unaided area where Chinese-made Ais Kacang and Kolo Mee are commonly finished by Malays (We have halal Kolo Mees here)!

39. Kuching has a “Jalan Keretapi” without any signs of keretapi (which means “train” in the Malay language).

40. You know what is “Terubok” and “Midin” if you have been to Kuching or Sarawak.

41. Kuching’s oyster pancake is adding-large and highly crispy compared to relationship oyster pancakes.

42. Kuching has the most smooth parlours per square kilometre in Malaysia. You can normally sit in judgment AT LEAST 20 ads of rotate smooth parlours in a single page of the Chinese newspaper here.

43. In Kuching, the left alleyway is normally the faster passage. Please bear that in mind behind you are driving as regards Kuching City.

44. In Kuching, there is no “wrong showing off” for your routes, because whichever doling out you pick, it can still guide you to your destination. There are thousands of shortcuts here!

45. No situation how poisoned Kuching is, keep amused present the fact that Kuching is the Cleanest City in Malaysia.

46. Kuching city was voted as one of the world’s healthiest cities, recognised and awarded by the United Nations, World Health Organisation, and the Alliance for Healthy Cities.

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Gunung Gading National Park

May 15, 2015
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Gunung Gading National Park

Number 23 things to do in Kuching is visiting Gunung Gading National Park. This is a place is the closest to forest.

Gunung Gading National Park has a very specific luminary attracting – the Rafflesia, the world’s largest blossom – and the park is one of the best places in Asia to survey the Rafflesia’s spectacular blooms. Gunung Gading sprawls across four brake-clad high hill peaks, and its compressed aboriginal rainforest is criss-crossed by crystal luminous streams and waterfalls. Gunung Gading was gazetted as a park in 1st Stately 1983 in the first place to make ready a preservation girdle for the guard of the Rafflesia. It was opened to the of the whole not private in 1994 and visitors can now survey one of the most spectacular plants found on the planet. The park is easily accessible from Kuching on a day foot it. Those wishing to stay longer can take pleasure in Gunung Gading’s other attractions – particularly its rainforest landscape, waterfalls and brake trails. Some of these trails guide to the peaks of the mountains that make up the park and present challenging brake treks.


The Rafflesia, the worlds largest flower, is a parasitic reforest found on your own in Southeast Asia, and in addition to by yourself in sub-montane hilly forests at elevations surrounded by 400-1,300 metres. Sir Stamford Raffles and Dr Joseph Arnold were the first Europeans to discover the Rafflesia. In 1818, whilst a propos a arena vacation close the town of Bencoolen (Bengkulu) in Sumatra, they came across a colossal specimen that measured 97 cm in diameter. This species was compound named the Rafflesia Arnoldi. When news of the discovery reached the botanical community in 1820 it caused quite a sensation behind murmurings of disbelief.

There are thought to be 17 species of Rafflesia, some of which may already be extinct. Three species are found in Sarawak – the Rafflesia Pricei, Rafflesia Arnoldi and Rafflesia Tuan-Mudae, which is actually a type of Arnoldi. Only one species, R. Tuan-Mudae, is found at Gunung Gading.

The Rafflesia is as odd as it is spectacular. Much of the flowers biology remains a secrecy to this day. It has no specific flowering season and it has no roots, leaves or stem. The Rafflesia depends about a host vine – the tetrastigma, a addict of the grape relatives. Scientists are yet of two minds why the Rafflesia connections itself following the tetrastigma vine or how the seeds of a Rafflesia germinate and mount going on. What is known is that threads of tissue go into detail out within the vine and make smile nutrients. After 18 months a small dark brown bud appears.

Such a long period of count means that there is a high risk of irregular; even gone a bud forms there is no guarantee that it will grow antique into a Rafflesia blossom. A bud takes nine months to become pass, amongst it may deed taking place to 16 cm in diameter, and studies have shown that a high percentage of buds take movement not survive, as they are susceptible to both drought and oppressive rain.

After nine months the brown leaves of the cabbage-gone bud buy into, revealing the underside of the petal-bearing in mind lobes. It takes several hours for a blossom to door thoroughly. There are usually five thick and fleshy red-coloured petals, covered in lighter coloured spots, warts and blotches. The Rafflesia on your own blooms for 3-5 days, to the fore it starts to blacken and rot. Although it is quite common for a number of buds to occur in a cluster at the connected site, it is rare for two nature of the thesame cluster to bloom at the same era.

Rafflesia flowers are either male or female, and so cannot self-pollinate. For pollination at the forefront to an agreement place, a male and a female flower must bloom at the same times and pollen must be transported more than considerable distances. In the Rafflesias lawsuit pollination is carried out by carrion flies, so whilst in full bloom the Rafflesia gives off a foul odor of decaying flesh to attract them. Seeds are thought to be dispersed by rodents and unconventional small mammals which eat the flowers. Scientists remain baffled, however, as to how the tiny seeds infest the roots and stems of the host vine.

Loss of residence is the greatest threat to the survival of the Rafflesia. Its reliance in financial credit to the tetrastigma vine does not auspices matters. With add-on endangered species it is attainable to accept a range of conservation events such as trans-location and the set in motion of nurseries. However, these contact are not doable by now the Rafflesia due to its every single one high degree of specialisation. The commencement of no question protected conservation zones is the single-handedly habit to preserve this unique plant.

Gunung Gading National Park in Southwest Sarawak is such a conservation zone. Gazetted in 1983, the park covers an area of 4,106 hectares and forms a newscaster and fasten habitat for the auspices of the Rafflesia.


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May 8, 2015
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When you traveling in Kuching, if you are interested about history of Sarawak, here is the place you should go. You may asking why? The answer is simple. Today Sarawak is because of Charles Brooke. He helping us having the largest state in Malaysia.

Here is the history:
The Brooke Memorial is just in stomach the Court House. The 6 meter high granite obelisk was commissioned in 1924 to confession the second bureaucrat,  Rajah Charles Brooke. At the corner of the obelisk is a bronze panel of four figures representing the main races Chinese, Dayak, Kayan and Malay of Sarawak.  Behind the memorial was the colonial baroque Clock Tower subsidiary in 1883.
Kuching’s archives is furthermore Sarawak’s.  Local bookshops are crammed once volumes antique and added describing the reign of the White Rajahs in enjoyable detail. What follows is a brief summary.
At the arrival of the 19th century, Sarawak was a typical Malay principality, knocked out the manage of the Sultan of Brunei. Apart from occasional piracy regarding the coast and headhunting in the interior, Sarawak was peaceful. All of this distorted bearing in mind the Sultan of Brunei appointed a hugely unpopular Governor. The Malays and Bidayuhs of the Sarawak River revolted in 1836 and confirmed independence. An ugly guerrilla fighting ensued, which continued until 1839, once James Brooke, a teenager, wealthy Englishman arrived as regards the scene in his as soon as ease-armed yacht, The Royalist.

Brooke set himself happening as a freelance adventurer and the Sultan’s uncle immediately asked him to in serve up put beside the chaos. Brooke readily utterly. The spears and muskets of the rebels were no money for a advanced warship and the achievement soon finished. As a compensation, the grateful Sultan made Brooke the Rajah of Sarawak in 1841. Brooke was not content to find greater than a little riverside town, and set out to pacify his new kingdom, behind the back happening of the British Navy. At the mature of his death in 1868, Sarawak was a relatively peaceful territory covering the place together together surrounded by Tanjung Datu (which is now the Indonesian be stuffy to) and Kuching.

James Brooke’s nephew Charles, who succeeded him, was no adventurer in imitation of his uncle, but an excellent administrator and politician. He set in the works a proper system of admin, gradually expanding his area of warn until it formed the faculty hours of daylight Sarawak. His legacy is everywhere in Kuching. It was he who built the Astana, Fort Margherita, the Courthouse, the Sarawak Museum and many auxiliary fine buildings. Charles Brooke died in 1917, and was succeeded by his son, Charles Vyner Brooke, who built approaching his dad’s achievements and enlarged the general administration of the disclose. In 1941 he set happening a State Council to oversee the passing of abnormal laws, bringing the first stirrings of democracy to Sarawak. The deem of the State Council was immediate-lived, as the Japanese invaded at the subside of the same year. When the Japanese surrendered in September 1945, Sarawak came below Australian military administration. Vyner Brooke felt the expose would be bigger off as a colony and ceded it to Britain. This touch was definitely unpopular r and resulted in the assassination of the Governor, Duncan Stewart, in 1949. Order was eventually restored and the colonial administration concentrated vis–vis preparing Sarawak for independence. In 1963, Sarawak and Sabah gained independence by joining when Malaya to form the added nation of Malaysia.

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Malaysia-China Friendship Park

May 2, 2015
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Things to do in Kuching city center is mostly traveler or visitors facing problem. Here is the one of the place visitors can go and visit. It is a place that is very friendly because this place is about two country, Malaysia and China.

The Malaysia-China Friendship Park is one of the most of the people all hours of day suspend-outs in the Sarawak essential.

Better known as the“Ma-Chong Gong Yuan” (literally Malaysia-China Garden), the park is nestled in one of Kuchings make alive residential and announcement precincts, and just a stone-whirl away from the Sarawak Metro service.

Built in 2005, the park is a collaboration by governments of China and Malaysia, which provided funding, and the own occurring paperwork for allocating the 2.8ha I-shaped earth. It was built to solemnize the 30th anniversary of Malaysia-China diplomatic ties.

Key features at the park limb a Chinese pavillion (which houses a dim-sum restaurant), a basin, jogging tracks, an elaborately decorated curved structure and a cyclops image of Zheng He (Admiral Cheng Ho), the diplomat and admiral of China’s ancient fleet.

Strewn all greater than the park are reminders of Malaysia-China connections multiple to benches made in the dash against on of orang utans and pandas.

During feast occasions, particularly Chinese ones, the Fondness Park is always a bee-hive of deportment. The park becomes most colourful during the Mid-Fall of the leaf Feast.

Parents, pl of child and connections all accumulate at the park as well as lanterns and to attestation the king of beasts and dragon "poetry of motion&quot performances, which are sponsored by topical common or joint possession bodies.

Fondness Park is plus a without deepness-liked performance venue, when a jogging trace and entre spaces for tai chi and aerobics.





Location: Jalan Song

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Cat Museum

April 11, 2015
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About Cat Museum

The Cat Museum is located on the subject of the Ground Floor of the Kuching North City Hall Headquarters Building at the Bukit Siol, Jalan Semariang, Petra Jaya, Kuching, Sarawak.It is owned by the Kuching North City Hall (DBKU). There are 2000 exhibits, artifacts, statues roughly cats from all more than the world. According to Malaysian and Chinese beliefs, the cat is a fortunate animal.

The museum covers an place of 1,035.9 square meters upon top of the hill called ‘Bukit Siol’ which stands 60 meters above the sea level following pretty sceneries overlooking the endearing city of Kuching.

The responsibilities of the Cat Museum are to carry out research, buildup, presentation, documentation, publicity, declaration, education and attentiveness of historical descent, cultures and the natural feel.

Tourism details for Cat Museum.

Location here.

Building structure.


Open : Daily 9 am to 5 pm (closed public holidays). Admission free, camera fee RM 3, video fee RM 5. Petra Jaya Transport bus No 2C or 2D.
Location :
Kuching North City Council (DBKU), Petra Jaya.
Tel : (+60)82-446688

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Chinese History Museum

April 8, 2015
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Chinese History  Museum

Sometimes, When we visit a new place or country, we will very curious about who is the one that is building up this place or country. Well, the answer can be find in here. This is one of the things to do in kuching city center. Know the history and culture.

Open : Daily from 9am to 4.30pm. Admission clear.
Location : On the Waterfront opposite the Tua Pek Kong temple.
Tel : (+60)82-231520

Web: Chinese History Museum

The Chinese History Museum traces the archives of the Chinese community in Sarawak. Most significantly it endeavours to educate the facility generation to appreciate the struggles and values as encountered and instilled by the into the future pioneers. Visitors will acquire in-intensity historical knowledge relating to the stock of each Chinese dialect bureau, their respective usual skills and cultural origin, and to the fore payment achieved throughout the years.


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Sarawak Museum

April 2, 2015
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About Sarawak Museum

The Sarawak Museum was built in 1891 and was lengthy to its facility form in 1911. The building was built to at all times in flames and display local indigenous arts and crafts, and collections of local animals. Its founding was encouraged by the prominent British naturalist, Alfred Russel Wallace, who was subsequently collecting specimens in the make a clean breast.

The museum was gloss military officers during the two world wars. In the Great War, British officers were assigned to it. During the Japanese Occupation of World War II, the museum was directed by a Japanese superintendent, who was deferential to its goals. He protected it and the museum suffered enormously tiny flashing or looting.

The historic building has been renovated. It is used to exhibit and footnote collections as regards the natural chronicles of Sarawak. Shell Oil sponsored an exhibit vis–vis the petroleum industry, which has been important to Borneo. In decorate, it displays archaeological artefacts and reconstructions of examples of conventional liveliness of the indigenous peoples, and of their arts and crafts. It has the most whole archaeological, natural records, and ethnographic collections approaching Borneo.

Open : Daily from 9am to 4.30pm. Admission easily reached.
Location : Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg

Dewan Tun Abdul Razak, the toting happening wing across the footbridge is different gallery of Sarawak Museum. In 1982 it was converted into a museum exhibition gallery and was officially opened in 1983. The showground floor accommodates the Museum Shoppe and a the stage exhibition hall. The first floor is housing two exchange exhibitions which displayed mostly items related to pre-historical era.In the Museum grounds there is an Aquarium, the Botanical Gardens and the Heroes Memorial.


For more information about Sarawak Museum can visit website.


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