Chinese History Museum
Chinese History Museum Kuching Reviews
Interesting Museum with ambience Nov 29, 2009
Situated on the Waterfront,opposite the Tua Pek Kong Temple, in a former Chinese court built in 1912,this Museum portrays the fascinating history of Sarawak's diverse Chinese immigrants.
Entering this dimly lit place,you are greeted by 2 prancing Chinese lions and a Chinese couple with kids dressed in traditional Chinese clothes,then one can see an old rickshaw used in the early 1900s.
Further are displayed old pictures describing the history of the arrival of the diverse Chinese dialectical groups(Fujanese,Hakka,Hainanese,Cantonese,Foochow...).The common reason to immigrate was not only to seek for fortune but also because of overpopulation,the lack of cultivated land and poverty.
Exhibits include traditional Chinese musical instruments,ceramics,furniture,early trade routes,traditional trading activities...
Over 25 % of the population in Sarawak is Chinese,nearly 20 % in Kuching.
I couldn't resist to do some forbidden shots but without flash.
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