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Kuching Waterfront

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The Waterfront, now transformed into a landscaped esplanade, was an important place in the founding of Kuching. Take a leisurely stroll along the Waterfront to explore its historical buildings and admire the modern sculptures, open-air theatre and the musical fountains. While doing so, imagine the scene back in 1839, when English adventurer James Brooke first landed here and created history in Sarawak.

Tua Pek Kong Temple

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The oldest Chinese temple in Sarawak, the Tua Pek Kong Temple is believed to have been around since 1843 although official records only recognised its existence in 1876. One of the city's prominent landmarks, the Chinese pay homage to the Tua Pek Kong deity here for peace and prosperity. This temple is situated at the traffic light junction near Jalan Bazaar.

Main Bazaar

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This row of 2 storey shophouses is located on one of Kuching's oldest streets dating back to 1864. Nowadays it can be considered as an 'antique arcade' not only because of its old-fashioned facade but also for the variety of antiques and handicrafts to be found here. Souvenir-hunters can seek out an assortment of traditional brassware, pottery, ceramics, tribal arts and much much more.

Kuching Divisional Mosque

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One of the city's most striking landmarks, this mosque was completed in 1968, on the site of an old wooden mosque built in 1852. Its splendid gilded cupolas can be seen majestically above the Kuching skyline. All visitors are required to dress respectfully and non-Muslims are not allowed to enter during prayer times.

India Street Mall

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Along India Street, which is designated as a pedestrian walkway, are a variety of shophouses trading colourful textiles, clothing, crockery and other essentials in a manner which has not changed much in the past decades. Bargaining is very much a way of life here.


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