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"Sarawak Museum" Sarawak Museum Tip by yipsufen

Sarawak Museum, Kuching: 25 reviews and 53 photos

  Sarawak Museum
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  • Sarawak Museum - Kuching
      Sarawak Museum
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  • Animal specimens in Sarawak Museum - Kuching
      Animal specimens in Sarawak Museum
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Reputed to be the best in Southeast Asia. Originally built in 1891 in the style of Normandy townhouse. Collection of Borneo ethnography, prehistoric artifacts, local art, historical documents, antiques, specimens of Sarawak fauna, reptiles, mammals, birds, etc.

On the path leading to the main building of the museum is a 2-storey art gallery displaying local masterpieces.

Personally, I find the specimen collection very interesting. You can have a closer look at some animals of the rain forest, like Orang Utan, ant-eater, pangolin, bats, snakes, etc. One notable feature is the replica of Orang Iban's long house. You can walk into the long house to explore the rooms inside and catch a glimpse of the native's daily lives.

At the back of museum grounds, there is an aquarium and botanical gardens and the Heroes' Memorial.

Opening Hours: 9am till 5:30pm
Admissions are free for museum, aquarium and botanical garden.

Address: Jalan Tun Abang Hj Openg
Directions: About 10 minutes by foot from Visitor's Information Centre and Waterfront. Before reaching the museum, you will pass by Merdeka Raya Hotel on your left.
Phone: 082-244232

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  • Updated Oct 15, 2007
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