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Built in 1871 as the seat of Sarawak's government, and was used for this purpose as late as 1973. Located at junction of Main Bazaar and Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg, facing the Waterfront
Located just in front the Court House. The 6 meter high granite obelisk was
commissioned in 1924 to honor the second governor, Rajah Charles Brooke. At the
corner of the obelisk is a bronze panel of four figures representing the main
races Chinese, Dayak, Kayan and Malay of Sarawak. Behind the memorial was the
colonial baroque Clock Tower added in 1883.
India Street Pedestrian Mall Roofing
The India Street Pedestrian Mall Roofing project was completed in 2016. This roofing of the India Street Pedestrian Mall costs RM4.3 million.
Gambier Street Market
Closed on 15th June 2008 and brings the curtain down on the heyday of historical Old Kuching.
The hustle and bustle and the bargaining between seller and buyer, the traffic jams, the familiar sights and smells of the old market and a way of life city dwellers have grown accustomed to will be replaced with a quietness city folk will take sometime to get used to. Hawkers were part and parcel of the city landscape and they had contributed greatly to society and Sarawak’s economy.
Marked with a grandiose Chinese-inspired red archway that certainly indicates the entry point of this popular shopping and eating place. The refurbished old shophouses are surprisingly nice to look at, with brightly painted walls and windows, garbage-free streets (yes, most parts of Kuching are surprisingly clean!) with no moving vehicles crowding the alley ways.
Views of The Astana
The Kuching waterfront esplanade offers excellent views, both day and night, of the Astana, Fort Margherita and the Malay kampungs which line the north bank of the river.
Kuching Historical Landmarks : http://forum.catscity.com.my
|Old St Joseph's Cathedral
1891 to 1969
Today the location is where where the church bell tower stands.
|1. A few godowns and warehouses belonging to Borneo Company.||Hilton hotel|
|2. Ang Cheng Ho Building||Riverbank Suites|
|3. Aurora Hotel & Chambers||Merdeka Palace Hotel|
|4. Warehouses||Wisma Saberkas|
|5. Sarawak Turf Club and Racecourse||MBKS HQ|
|6. Wisma Si Kheong||Taman Kereta|
|7. Odeon Arcade||Empty land opposite Tun Jugah,|
|8. Sarawak Club Golf course||Civic Centre Kuching|
|1940s - 1950s|
|Taken in the mid-1950s before the Open Market is built.|
|Rex Cinema in Temple Street on the course of the former Sungei Kuching, 1952|
ODEAN and CAPITOL cinemas.
|Lillian Theatre, Kuching|
Sarawak is the largest state in Malaysia rich in pepper, cocoa, palm oil,
timber and oil.
The Vanishing Old Kuching