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Sarawak Museum Tours

Sarawak Museum
One of the finest museums on the island of Borneo, the Sarawak Museum is also the oldest, opened in 1891 by Charles Burke, the second Rajah of Sarawak. Set inside a massive, rectangular, Victorian-period edifice designed to resemble a Normandy townhouse, the inside still has the feel of a museum constructed in the late 20th century as punctuated by the wood and bamboo flooring.

The need for interior renovations aside, however, the Sarawak Museum is home to a fascinating array of ethnographic and ecological artifacts relating to traditional tribal and environmental life in the state of Sarawak. In addition to small scale replicas of Iban longhouses, original tribal weapons, and mounted exhibits of exotic mammals and reptiles, of particular interest to many visitors are the displays of shrunken heads and human skulls which adorn various parts of the museum interior. Also on permanent display is a reconstruction of the prehistoric human settlement at Niah Caves, believed to be the oldest human settlement on the island of Borneo.

Across the street from the old museum is the Tun Abdul Razak Exhibition Hall, so named after Malaysia’s second prime minister and open to the public since 1983. Here visitors can peruse colorful, prehistoric pottery and gawk at a traditional Iban war boat, an ornately carved craft capable of transporting up to 25 people. Also on the grounds of the Exhibition Hall are replicas of mysterious rock carvings and structures found in a nearby mangrove swamp which, until their discovery, had only been encountered in the Kelabit Highlands deep in the Bornean interior.
Address: Kuching, Malaysia
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Kuching City Sightseeing Tour with Sarawak MuseumCity Tours

Kuching City Sightseeing Tour with Sarawak Museum

Discover Kuching’s colonial architecture, traditional villages, and scenic waterfront on a half-day city tour that’s perfect for first-time visitors. You’ll learn about Borneo history in the Sarawak Museum, walk through the colorful heart of the city, and spot sampans on the Sarawak River, as a local driver/guide shares stories about the city’s vibrant culture and fascinating past. Hotel pickup and drop-off is available in the Kuching city center and the Damai Beach area, with the choice between morning and afternoon departures.
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Kuching Half Day City TourCultural Tours

Kuching Half Day City Tour

Keep cool in a climate-controlled vehicle as you explore Kuching highlights on a half-day tour that goes from historic streets to the city’s newest landmarks. With a fascinating stop at the Sarawak State Museum, you’ll get a whirlwind introduction to Sarawak’s history and traditional cultures, too, and the tour features a shopping stop at Kuching’s central market that’s ideal for picking up unique souvenirs.
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Half-Day Kuching City TourHalf-day Tours

Half-Day Kuching City Tour

Get your bearings in the colorful, historic city of Kuching on this walking tour that explores Borneo history from the White Rajahs to modern-day life. Walk from the waterfront to traditional Malay houses, a riverside mosque, and the imposing Astana, and explore Borneo's cultural diversity in the Sarawak Museum. This small-group tour is limited to 7 participants for a personalized experience, and includes hotel pickup and drop-off, and entrance fees.
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Half Day Tour : Kuching City and Fort MargheritaCultural Tours

Half Day Tour : Kuching City and Fort Margherita

Journey through many of Kuching’s highlights on this intimate, family-friendly tour. An ideal introduction to the city with something for everyone, whether you’re interested in culture, history, landmarks or discovering local life. Stroll through the maze-like alleys of Old Kuching, haggle at central markets and visit Sarawak Museum. See the Kuching Waterfront Esplanade with its ornate temples, historic buildings and traditional houses selling handmade crafts.
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Kuching Natural Charms Half Day City TourCultural Tours

Kuching Natural Charms Half Day City Tour

A perfect introduction to Sarawak’s historic capital, this tour includes Kuching’s Chinatown, the cat statue, Tua Pek Kong Chinese Temple, the civic centre viewing platform and the world famous Sarawak museum.
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Kuching Half Day City Tour with Tour GuideCultural Tours

Kuching Half Day City Tour with Tour Guide

See more of Kuching during this half-day tour which showcases the highlights of Sarawak’s cultural capital. From the maze-like alleys of Old Kuching to haggling practice at the bustling Central Markets, this private tour offers a fulsome introduction to Kuching without the hassle of a slow traveling party or a large group of travelers. See major landmarks like the Cat Statue, Tua Pek Kong Chinese Temple, the State Mosque and the Astana.
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6Days Sarawak - Unveil the SecretMulti-day Tours

6Days Sarawak - Unveil the Secret

Unveil the secrets of Sarawak in 6 days. Learn the history of Sarawak and discover Sarawak rich flora and fauna. Meet with the Ibans, tribal people who live in longhouses. Reputed to be the most formidable headhunters on the island of Borneo, the Ibans of today are a generous, hospitable and placid people.
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Kuching Half Day City Tour with Fort MargheritaCultural Tours

Kuching Half Day City Tour with Fort Margherita

Be won over by Kuching’s natural charms on this 3-hour tour of Sarawak’s cultural capital, including hotel pick-up. Lose yourself in the maze-like alleys of Old Kuching, practice your haggling skills at the bustling Central Markets and pay a visit to the fascinating Sarawak Museum. This comprehensive tour also includes many of the city’s most famous landmarks, like the Cat Statue, Tua Pek Kong Chinese Temple, the State Mosque, the Astana and Fort Margherita
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