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Address: Kuching Waterfront, Kuching, Malaysia

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A very interesting museum. We learnt a lot about the Chinese community in Malaysia. Bonus: ALL museums are free in Kutching Plus it was a break from the heat and humidity

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 August 2015
Magali D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015

A very interesting museum. We learnt a lot about the Chinese community in Malaysia. Bonus: ALL museums are free in Kutching Plus it was a break from the heat and humidity

Thank Magali D
Ipoh, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015 via mobile

Worth the visit , though it's a small building but full of information which you may find new and useful! Especially those doing research in this area of studies.

Thank WN6
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2015

A very good, concise insight into the Chinese people's settlement in Malaysia. In Sarawak, apparently, the Chinese now outnumber the local populace. Our guide was of Chinese heritage and he explained further many of the things in the museum and about the Chinese lifestyle in Malaysia..

Thank J_rogers277
Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2015

It is only a small building, so it must be hard to fit things in. excellent background on the three waves of Chinese migration to Sarawak, and on the various language groups. Perhaps a little too much space ( but who am I, to judge,) devoted to honouring the leading Chinese citizens, as there was very little space left to... More 

Thank IanD64
Ipoh, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2015

This is a place for a quick cool browse. There is a short movie. Good articles on migration and education.

Thank nickybees
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2015

The museum is idyllically set on the riverside. The volunteer guides are very welcoming. The history of Chinese settlement in Kuching is fascinating and very well documented.

Thank Elizabeth T
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015

I visited the Tua Pek Kong Temple and saw this museum across the road. The walls are painted pink and the front entrance is facing the waterfront esplanade. It is free admission but there is someone inside who will accept your donation for the maintenance of the museum. It is a rather small modern museum but it was very well... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2015

This is a very interesting exhibition and tells the story of the Chinese coming into Malaysia, why they came and how life was for them. There were three different times that brought the Chinese to Kuching and there are three different China towns in Kuching. The curator of the museum speaks good English and is very enthusiastic. He will tell... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

Very nice place and i can find my own decedent's list of surname and the history of the dielect of the my own family. Free entry and you can donate if you would to as well

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2015

Understand better what our forefathers went through for decades after landing here far away from their homeland.

Thank bentaraman

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