Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Random Photos Around Kuching

Some random photos of Kuching. Kuching city is definitely a beautiful city to visit and pedestrian friendly.

Square Tower at Kuching Waterfront. Built in 1879 as a fortress. Heard the place is haunted

The Astana is where the Head of State of Sarawak reside. It was built in 1870 by Charles Brooke as a bridal gift to his wife, Margaret. Located at the North Sarawak riverbank and best viewed from Kuching Waterfront.

Kuching Waterfront is a must visit place while in Kuching. Take a walk along the waterfront and one will be rewarded with a picturesque view of Fort Margherita, The Astana and the DUN Complex across the Sarawak River. The waterfront is best avoided during night time as many reports of robbery happened around here when it is dark (I walked there 3 nights in a row without any incident but the locals said I'm just lucky)

A hornbill structure and fountain nearby the Kuching Waterfront. Tua Pek Kong Temple at the background. It was built in 1843 and is the oldest Chinese temple in Kuching.

Harbour View Hotel, a three star business class hotel (RM125 per night, 2007 rate) located in front of the Kuching Waterfront

The Pavillion and the Round Tower at Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg. The Round Tower is constructed in 1886 but the reason for it remain a mystery. Some believe it serves as a fort in an emergency. The Pavillion is yet another historical building which is now converted to the Sarawak Textile Museum

Window view from Harbour View Hotel

View of Kuching City from the North bank of the Sarawak River.

St. Thomas Cathedral

Sarawak Museum is the oldest museum in Borneo. It was established in 1888 and opened in 1891.

This is actually a duplicate of the original stone carving. It can be spotted at Dewan Tun Abdul Razak Museum, opposite the Sarawak Museum

Nearby the Sarawak Museum is the Heroes' Monument. It is surrounded with beautiful green garden.

Kuching South City Council building at Jalan Pandungan

6 comments:

j|g said...

wow! i know everyone one those pics and their whereabout. Kuching is my home~~

salingPUSA said...

looks like there's a lot of things to see in your city.....a lot of landmarks.....the 2nd photo is like a small version of Malacanang palace in Manila, the seat of the President of the Republic of the Philippines. Both are facing the river.....

the donG said...

wow! that hornbill structure is modern and very beautiful! i also like the south kuching building. very impressive.

chubskulit said...

i love the stone carving, so neat!

Joops said...

Thanks man for shring the beauty of your place, its like having a tour for free...

TNH said...

you really take a lot of good pics of kuching...

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