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  Welcome
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  PEOPLE & ETHNIC GROUP:
 
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  Bidayuh (Land Dayak's)
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  TOURIST ATTRACTION
  City Centre
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  Nature & National Parks
  Bako National Park
  Batang Ai National Park
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  Matang Wildlife Centre
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  Talang Satang National Park
  Tanjung Datu National Park
 
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  TOURIST ATTRACTION
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  Melanau's Heartland:
  Mukah Town
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  Up Rejang River:
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  Kapit
 
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  TOURIST ATTRACTION
  Must Visit Places
  Bario & Ba?kelalan
 
  Gunung Mulu National Park
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  Niah National Park
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SARAWAK - EAST MALAYSIA / MALAYSIA BORNEO
KUCHING : TOURIST ATTRACTION - Museums
 
 

MUSEUMS

KUCHING CITY ATTRACTION

 
 

SARAWAK MUSEUM

 

 

The Sarawak Museum, straddling both sides of Jln Tun Abang Haji Openg, has one of the best collections in Southeast Asia. The old wing, opened in 1891, is designed in the style of a Normandy town-house.

 

It houses an exceptional ethnographic collection, some good natural history displays and a section on the oil industry in Sarawak. The exhibition of traditional wood-carvings on the first floor is magnificent. The new wing across the footbridge is used for events and exhibitions.

 

In the Museum grounds there is an Aquarium, the Botanical Gardens and the Heroes? Memorial.

 

Open daily : 9:00am - 6:00pm.

Admission : free.

 
 

ISLAMIC MUSEUM

 

The Islamic Museum is open daily from 9 am to 6 pm. It is located on Jln P. Ramlee in the beautifully restored Maderasah Melayu Building (1930). It is also accessible from the rear of the Sarawak Museum?s new wing. The Islamic Museum presents a clear picture of the rich historical heritage and special culture of the Muslim community in Sarawak and throughout the Malay-Indonesian archipelago, and traces connections with the development of Islam in the rest of the World. The museum consists of 7 galleries set around a central courtyard garden, each with a different theme.

 
 

CHINESE MUSEUM

The Chinese History Museum is situated on the Waterfront opposite the Tua Pek Kong temple. It traces the history of the Chinese community in Sarawak. Exhibits include the early trade routes, initial migration from various regions of China, geographical distribution, the early pioneers, traditional trading activities, the formation of trade and community associations, political history and the involvement of the Chinese community in modern, multi-racial Sarawak.

 

Open daily : 9:00am to 6:00pm.

 
 

TEXTILE MUSEUM

 

The newly-opened Textile Museum, housed in the Pavilion Building opposite the Main Post Office on Jln Tun Haji Abang Openg, showcases Sarawak?s fascinating traditional textiles, most notable of which are the Iban pua kumbu and the Malay kain songket.

 

Open daily : 9:00am to 6:00pm.

 
 

TUN JUGAH MUSEUM

Textile buffs interested in a more hands on look at textiles should not miss the Tun Jugah Museum, 4th Floor, Tun Jugah Tower. Run by the private Tun Jugah Foundation, it houses a superb collection of Iban pua kumbu textiles, both antique and modern, as well as exquisite Iban silverware and jewellery. You can also watch the weavers at work, or even learn the craft yourself (if you have a year or two to spare).

 
 

CAT MUSEUM

 

The World?s first Cat Museum, devoted to all things feline, is in Petra Jaya in the Kuching City North City Hall. Cat lovers will find a range of exhibits, photos, feline art and cat souvenirs.

 

Open daily : 9:00am - 5:00pm (closed public holidays).

Admission : free, camera fee RM3.00, video fee RM5.00

Petra Jaya Transport bus No 2C or 2D.

 
 

TIMBER MUSEUM

The Timber Museum is situated in the Sarawak Timber Industry Development Council building ( Wisma Sumber Alam) in Petra Jaya. Anyone with an interest in forestry, traditional wood items, forest products and the development of the timber industry should head here.

 

Open

Mon - Fri ; 8:30am - 5:00pm.

Petra Jaya Bus No. 6, then 10 minutes walk.

 
 

SARAWAK STATE LIBRARY

The Sarawak State Library, an elegant modern building in Petra Jaya, has extensive databases on almost everything you could want to know about Sarawak.

 

Open

Mon. 2:00pm - 9:00pm, Tue - Sat 10:00am - 9:00pm

Closed most public holidays.

Petra Jaya Bus No. 6.

 

The library enforces a strict dress code - smart casual is the order of the day.

 
 
 
KUCHING : TOURIST ATTRACTION - Museums
SARAWAK - EAST MALAYSIA / MALAYSIA BORNEO