Chinese Museum
Chinese Museum
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Sylvester
Kuching, Malaysia131 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
If you wanna learn more about the history of the Chinese community in Sarawak, then look no further than the Chinese History Museum located in the heart of Kuching. Situated just along the Waterfront, it is easily noticable with its pink color building and within walking distance from the nearby shops and bazaar. Recently reopened to the public after much renovation, there's so much to discover ranging from different languages and dialects to various types of traditional musical instruments. It also has several types of interactive displays so kids could also spend their weekends here. I definitely enjoyed my time here as I have with any other museums and the entrance is free, too. So there's no reason why you shouldn't visit this gem in the city of Kuching and tick it off your bucket list.
Written 12 June 2023
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Adventure Diva
Manchester, CT2,527 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Solo
This museum provides and detailed introduction to the nine major Chinese communities. It discussed the dialects, cuisine and temples. Highlights included musical instruments, ceramics and more.
Written 3 September 2022
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HTH
Kuching, Malaysia147 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Solo
This small size of history museum situated at Bazaar Road, Kuching. It's a good place for visitors to take the rest ,take photos of Chinese traditional affairs before going for next journey point.
Written 16 March 2020
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782jamiel
Canberra, Australia11 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Couples
Was a great and well kept museum! We were glad that we went. Learnt about our ancestors and where they came from. Truly grateful and appreciative to them.
Written 22 January 2020
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Ann T
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia141 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
We had not heard of this place prior to our trip to Kuching and only happened to drop in as it was just opposite our hotel. I'm so glad we did! Although small, it is well maintained and very informative. The recordings of the various dialects were fun - we didn't know there were so many Chinese dialects! The displays and write-ups were easy to understand and gave a good explanation of the Chinese culture. Admission is free but there is a collection box at the end if you wish to make a donation for the upkeep of the museum.
Written 9 January 2020
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Choong Pin S'ng
Kuching, Malaysia2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Very well managed and maintained. The one I like most is the dialect voice recordings. Met a very nice tourist and had a great conversation with him
Written 30 December 2019
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santo t
Auckland, New Zealand7,467 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
It is a small compact size museum however it is a quite good history telling how Chinese people sailing from China Mainland to this place, Kuching, some hundreds year ago start from early 19th Century. Inside visitors can see plenty of artefacts and items of Chinese people used during their life in Kuching, as well as the origin of the groups, such from Hakka, Hokkien, Teochew, Cantonese, Foochow, Heng Hua, Hainan and Chao Ann. Every 30 minutes there is a short documentary film played in English, and also in Chinese in a special small room. A really worth to stop here for a while and enjoy the history for free entry. Location is strategic at the waterfront end, very close to Hornby Fountain and Tua Pek Kong Temple. Do all together in one visit when your are wandering at the Sarawak River waterfront.
Written 26 October 2019
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ashaec
Bangkok, Thailand23 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Solo
A very interesting little museum to learn about the history of Chinese immigrants to Kuching. The exhibits start with clans that migrated from China to the next generation who became leaders in Kuching.
Other exhibits include a small collection of old Chinese music instruments and videos of them being played, a short movie in Chinese and English, history behind a few Chinese festivals(story behind moon cakes and dragon boats), a listing of various Chinese teas.
Air-conditioned and free and will not take more than an hour
Written 21 October 2019
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Frances
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Friends
Very interesting museum about the history of Chinese in Sarawak, it’s small but has a lot of info and it’s free
Written 12 October 2019
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PCzns
Penang Island, Malaysia75 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
This is a small museum, but does give a good overview of the way the different Chinese groups have influenced the development of the region.
Written 29 August 2019
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