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Address: Jalan Taman Budaya, Kuching 93300, Malaysia
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+60 82-415 806

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an observation deck

they have a planetarium and there are 5 shows a day. nothing so special about the show. entrance is RM2. the observation deck is under renovation. for this really nice looking... read more

Reviewed 15 February 2017
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

3rd flr for visitors is under renovation from last 3 years..Cannot enjoy eye view of kuching...sop sop... Zainudin Jaafar (Bangi)

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

they have a planetarium and there are 5 shows a day. nothing so special about the show. entrance is RM2. the observation deck is under renovation. for this really nice looking more can be done.

Thank jeff1955malaysia
Punta Gorda
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Reviewed 16 January 2017

I went by there this morning and thought I'd offer a bit of an update. The planetarium is in operation and offers 30 minute presentations during the day (10:15, 11:00, 2:15, 3:00 and 4:00). The one I saw was a fairly old program developed by the California Academy of Science. If you own a TV, I suspect you've seen them... More 

2 Thank chuckycheese
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Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Came down here for the panoramic view but security guard informed it is closed for renovation. The tower looks decent. Disappointed not be able to go to the top.

Thank Rashidul K
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Reviewed 27 March 2016

I have always love this place until I went there a few months back when they had this steamboat operator to open their business. Normally I will go there to view the city but I was told that I need to pay RM5 to get through the so called restaurant. Horrible experience with that particular restaurant.

1 Thank myazahar
Conwy, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 February 2016

If you are lucky enough to get there when it is open, the views from the top are great. That aside, the whole building needs good refurbishment and lots of paint.

Thank esorlegin
Sibu, Malaysia
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Reviewed 30 November 2015

Take a lift to the top floor where there is an auditorium to watch a short 3D film of space, beginning of mankind and etc. Pay for the ticket first. Talk a walk around the tower to see the view of Kuching City. Time for we-fie, selfie and you-fie...

Thank Snick87
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Reviewed 5 November 2015

Used to go to this place when I was still in my primary school, as my school situated just walks away. One of very unique building in Kuching, it has the umbrella shaped on top, where you can have a panoramic view of Kuching city. The planetarium was very interesting place, although I think they could add more to attract... More 

1 Thank LiszaWb
Kuching, Malaysia
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Reviewed 1 October 2015

I am not sure about now but I once went up to the top of the building and had a pleasant and nice view of Kuching city. I was amazed by the view. The Kuching Civic Centre for all I know hosts different activities over a year. But, on Friday and Saturday nights, there is something like a market going... More 

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United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 September 2015

As far as i can tell, this building is closed except maybe the gym. I had a long walk around and the shops and lifts (to the tower) looked derelict or at least is a state of disrepair. The umbrella like roof is architecturally interestingly in the shape of a flower. Unless the centre is open, there's no reason to... More 

1 Thank macedonboy

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